Affiliates & Associations
Tomburn are proud to be associated with the following:
Aluminium Finishing Association, representing the interests of the UK aluminium industry
The Aluminium Federation is the trade association that represents the interests of the UK aluminium industry
BSI is the business standards company that helps organizations make excellence a habit
The Council for Aluminium in Buildings' aim is to support the interests of the architectural aluminium industry
Approvals & Licenses
Tomburn has developed and maintains its supply chain partnerships in an international market, working daily with customers and suppliers operating in the UK, France, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Netherlands and the USA. This network ensures that Tomburn is always operating at the forefront of product development and is able to rely on a world class pool of experience and expertise.
These partnerships allow Tomburn to use market leading products and the length of its product approval list is a testament to the high quality standards that Tomburn sets.
The following are some of the approvals and quality accreditations Tomburn have been awarded:
Interpon D36, D2500 and D3000
Alesta Architectural Powders
Duranar / Sunstorm Range of PVDF
Rohm and Haas
Bonalux AG 2000 Anti Graffiti Powders
Tiger Dryalac Series 29
Valspar (Syntha Pulvin)
Syntha Pulvin Plus and Syntha Pulvin Premium
There are a number of colour systems throughout the metal finishing Industry. The following are some of the more common.
Always be careful when choosing colours online; differences in screen settings, light and contrast can make the results shown differ from a real colour sample and should be used only to get an idea of the colour only. Always ask for a physical sample if a perfect match is required.
The colour charts that are used on this web site are for reference only and may not be identical to the actual colour.
British Standards set for the construction industry to colours. There are 237 colours in the BS5252 standard and the 98 colours in the BS4800 standard.
Federal Standard 595
During the Second World War, the US Government found it had a need to standardise a colour range. This would allow its suppliers of equipment to understand the exact colours to be used.
Each colour is given a 5 digit code. The first digit denotes the gloss level (1=Gloss, 2=Satin and 3=Matt). The second figure gives its colour grouping:
7 Miscellaneous (Whites/Blacks etc)
The last three digits of the colour number determine the order of increasing reflectance.
NCS Colour System
The Natural Colour System was developed in Sweden to allow a logical ability to describe colour rather than perception.
The Codes for the colours are identified by firstly identfying the darkness NCS 10 (=10% Dark). Then it addresses the saturation NCS 1075 (= 10% Dark, 75% Saturation). The final four digits represent the primary colours (white, black, red, yellow, green and blue).
NCS 1075-Y20R (=10% dark, 75%, Saturation, 80% Yellow, 20% Red)
Ral Classic Range
This range was established in 1927 and now consists of 1900 colours. The RAL comes from ReichsAusschuß für Lieferbedingungen und Gütesicherun which translates into English "Commission for Delivery Terms and Quality Assurance". This colour system is recognised throughout the application of paint finishing industry.