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Wheelabrator Impact Finishers introduces new shot peen finish using an entirely non-ferrous shot

Wheelabrator Impact Finishers, the leading specialist in sub-contract peening services, is pleased to announce its new generation of architectural shot peen finishes – PeenPlus.

PeenPlus has been specifically developed to match architects and specifiers desires to create a new shot peened finish using an entirely non-ferrous shot,  there-by eliminating the risk of any cross contamination from the old steel shot methods used previously.

Engineered using a ‘shot peening’ technique the PeenPlus surface finish is created by impacting spherical particles onto the surface of material under controlled conditions.  The particles generate an even, continuous, unbroken pattern visible on the surface.  This process creates a work hardened surface which is very hard wearing and increases the material’s resistance to anti-social behaviour and scratching; it also potentially increases the resistance of the stainless steel to corrosion. There is no coating applied to the surface and the finish is potentially everlasting, resulting in no environmental impact from paint product application or tatty degenerating coatings requiring expensive maintenance in years to come.

Impact Finishers’ shot peen finishes have already been specified extensively on several recently completed London underground refurbishment and development projects. Both the interior and exterior stainless steel cladding at Wood Lane,  Stratford and Kings Cross Stations as well as high specification office redevelopments. Even sculptures have benefitted from this attractive finish solution, emphasising the suitability and durability of the PeenPlus range in harsh environments.

The PeenPlus range of finishes is now presented in Impact Finishers’ new and novel swatch sample wallet, ideal for storing in libraries or for presenting to clients. Chris Pallot, Business Development Manager for the Impact Finishers peening services, said:

“The consistency, durability and longevity of a Wheelabrator shot peened finish (PeenPlus) is now evidenced by the repeat projects we are receiving and the fact that the finish supplied is as good today as the day it was installed.”

Impact Finishers was founded in 1960 and operates from 2 sites in Coventry and Slough. In addition to architecture, the company serves the aerospace, motor sport and medical industries, as well as the power generation and petrochemical plant sectors.

For enquiries please contact: Chris Pallot on 01753 215673 or

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