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Great DIY projects anyone can achieve

Sometimes the most enjoyable way to spend a weekend is to get your teeth stuck into a DIY project. However, finding the right one can be tricky at times. Here are a few ideas to get the imagination trickling, as well as some of the products you might need to get the...
Understanding Metal – A Metal Glossary

Understanding Metal – A Metal Glossary

For anyone who doesn’t live and breathe metal every single day, the industry terms can be extremely confusing. Some of the terms used within the metal context have very different meanings and interpretations in other industries. So, to help minimise confusion and make...
Pantone Colour of the Year 2019- Living Coral

Pantone Colour of the Year 2019- Living Coral

Every year since 2000, Pantone have released a ‘colour of the year’, which observes colour trends for the forthcoming year. Pantone are the industry leaders in colours, enabling colour critical decisions for brands across the world. Pantone are the global...
Copper Fact Sheet | A Versatile Metal

Copper Fact Sheet | A Versatile Metal

What is Copper? Copper is a chemical element, represented by the symbol Cu, and atomic number 29. It is soft, malleable1 and ductile2 with very high thermal conductivity3 . It is quite easily recognisable, being dark pink / golden in colour. At room temperature,...
Zinc Questions, Answered!

Zinc Questions, Answered!

Zinc is a chemical element represented by the symbol Zn. It is blue/white in colour when in a room temperature environment, but can be polished to a bright shiny finish. Zinc is a base metal, and is often used to galvanise steel, protecting it from corrosion. This...