United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Acorn Surface Technology
Clover Street
Kirkby in Ashfield Notts NG17 7 LJ

Acorn Surface Technology


Although Hard Anodising is at the core of the business the range of coatings and treatments has been expanded to include Sulphuric and Chromic Anodising, Aerospace-standard wet paint processes, IVD Aluminium Vacuum Coating, PTFE and lubricated coatings, Chromate and Non-Chromate Conversion coatings, Passivation and NDT (Fluorescent Flaw Detection). 


Acorn has been a leading name in the provision of surface coating technology on precision engineered components for over 40 years, ongoing development of the business continues to increase the range and capacity of specialised surface engineering coatings that are available. 



To achieve the highest levels of performance it is sometimes necessary to specify a combination of processes on the same component, this requires the special skills of selective coating, masking and multi-processing - all of which are a key part of the Acorn service.



The range of applications for components with engineered surface coatings is ever increasing, some current examples of end markets include:
Aerospace, Defence, Marine, Automotive, Oil and Gas, Renewable Energy, Electronic, Space, Communications, Machine Tools, Motor Sport, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Systems. 


Acorn Surface Technology is part of the Material Technologies Group of Aalberts Industries Nv, a Dutch-based, multi-national industrial group, with access to the company’s highly active Research and Development teams.