Production of aircraft carrier aided by firm

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A Corby company played a part in the production of the nation’s new aircraft carrier, the HM Queen Elizabeth.

Spraylat International Ltd, based in Bardsley Road, Corby, supplied its Protectapeel coating – a temporary coating to protect bare, unpainted sections of the carrier against rusting and tough coastal conditions during transportation and storage. Just prior to assembly the Protectapeel coating was removed and the bare steel was ready for welding and painting.

Earlier this month, the queen smashed a bottle of Islay malt whisky against the side of the ship as it was handed over to the Royal Navy.

Spraylat International Ltd’s managing director Andrew Keir said “We are delighted to be involved in such a prestigious project and pleased our coating was able to save the client time and money.”