Glasstec 2018. 23rd – 26th October, Dusseldorf.





Come and see us at Glasstec 2018!


Giardina stand Hall 12, Stand B19.














Glass roller coaters, spray machines, drying tunnels, handling systems for glass.

Yorke Towne, Toronto, Test Centre Sees Additional Install








Yorke Towne Supplies Ltd, Schuberts’ sole agents for Ontario, Canada have just taken delivery of the next phase of the new production-spec Test Centre.














The fully integrated ATEX CSA system features a manual smart booth spray system. This constantly monitors and automatically adapts the airflow and pressure differential inside the spray zone, keeping dust out, vapours inside and overspray drawn into the extraction filters. The system makes up for doors being opened, quality and saturation of the filtration system and changes in factory pressures (dust extraction, loading bay doors etc)













A flash-off section connects directly to the spray enclosure and allows coated product to flow out, settle and vent before going into the Schubox for rapid drying. The flash-off features filtered air input and low level extraction, again with 1000 lux lighting sets.

The Schubox completes the Test Centre, allowing either solvent or water based coatings for wood, glass, PVC, GRP and composites to be rapidly dried, at low temperature in record time. Utilising CSA and ATEX approved gas catalytic log wave infra red emitters, the Schubox can run from 30c to 50c and in combination with BA stainless, fireproof carcass, filtered air input and a unique recirculating airflow inside the Schubox.

For more information and to run trials in the Yorke Towne Canadian Test Centre, email or call +1 905-762-1200

Schuberts Install a New Giardina Automatic Glass Spray System at Esquire Glass

Founded in 1970 Esquire Glass has become one of the UK’s leading independent glass processors.

Their core business is in the production of processed glass panels for the kitchen, bedroom and bathroom industry. However, since 2002 substantial investment in a second factory and ‘state of the art’ glass processing plant has led to the company’s accelerated growth into new markets.

Their newest investment has been on a cutting edge finishing system from Giardina Group and their UK partners, Schuberts.








Running with waterbased coatings, the new Giardina system is capable of using both solid and far more difficult metallic colours. Fitted with 2 independent spray circuits, the switch between colours and coatings is very quick, meaning the customer can do both long and short runs of glass. All of the Wagner guns have the ability to run different tips and pressures, making the coating control very accurate.








The Dualtech 416 machine has full belt overspray recovery system, meaning wasted coating can be safely removed from the main belt, filtered and re-introduced into virgin mixes. The recovery system, unlike other systems relies on a series of rubber squeegees that gently, but effectively removes paint, rather than harsh metal blades that scrape and damage the belt over time. This guarantees the longevity of the Giardina belt.








The machine also boasts double filtration for the air input system, making the spray zone a clean zone, meaning reworks are a thing of the past.

On the extraction side, there are triple levels of filtration, ensuring incredibly low particulate emissions to atmosphere.

The touchscreen control panel gives the operators fine control over line speed, spray guns, circuits, pressures, gun heights and many other key parameters used for coating – all at the touch of a finger!








Once sprayed, the glass goes through a flash-off section and then on to a combination drying oven. The glass comes off the end of the line perfectly coated, dry and ready to handle and with a footprint of just 14m from end to end, it really is a compact, high production finishing system.








Paul Lockett, MD at Esquire says:-

“ Realising we (Esquire Glass) needed to be more flexible in the painting of our glass products, we spent last summer conducting due diligence on various systems. We found the Giardina system in collaboration with Schuberts UK to be the most effective for our needs. It was installed at the end of Jan ’18 and has already shown huge benefit by taking our production from 400 to 1600 pieces per shift. So far, we are very happy with the machine and are looking forward to developing it’s use over the coming year”

For more information on high quality glass processing and painting, email Esquire Glass

For more information on Giardina range of finishing equipment email

WINDOOR 2017, Toronto, Canada










Come and see us at Windoor 2017! 28-30th November.

Stand 379.

We’ll be launching our Schubox and Kit-Cat ranges into the Canadian market. Gas catalytic IR drying systems for GRP, ABS, PVC and glass.

WB Group Chooses New Schubert Finishing System For GRP and PVCu Products



From the company’s 70,000 sq ft factory in the north east of England, the WB Group fabricates and manufactures windows and doors in a large range of styles and finishes to suit every application.


WB Group was formed in 1981 and now has over 30 years experience in the manufacture and supply of PVCu windows and doors, GRP Composite Doors & PVCu door infill Panels.










Schuberts have just installed a brand new custom built finishing system for WB Group.








The system consists of a clean room spray enclosure, flash-off section, Schubox curing zone, overhead conveyor and paint mix room.








The spray enclosure pre-filters the air prior to entering the room. The balanced air system means the fans ramp up and down, constantly adjusting their output to suit all the variables of spraying. Doors open/closed, filters new/clogged all impact on the air balance inside a spray booth.
















A flash-off area allows the coatings to settle, flow and vent prior to the Schubox. Again filtered air input ensures the wet product is kept clean.








After the flash-off, the Schubox gas catalytic IR drying system dries the 2k PU coatings in 30-40 minutes at just 36c with long wave infrared, air movement and reflection.








For more information about GRP and PVCu finishing systems, email

Kolorseal Go The Schubox Route

@Kolorseal Ltd, based in Dewsbury West Yorkshire, is the UK’s leading specialist provider of UPVC profiles, glass & metal colour coating, primarily servicing the Fenestration Industry. With over 20 years’ experience they pride themselves on the quality of their service which is backed with a 100% ‘no quibble’ guarantee of satisfaction.





















Kolorseal have just commissioned a custom dimension Schubox catalytic IR drying system to eradicate the bottle-neck of drying and curing for both their water and solvent based coatings. The new Schubox replaces a hot air system previously installed. Not only is the Schubox far quicker with a better quality finish, the running costs lower, but the footprint is much smaller. Assembled product, full size GRP composite doors, PVC lengths and aluminium profiles are all put into the Schubox.


Live trials were carried out in the new Schubert Test Centre and based on these tests an order was placed. 8 weeks later Kolorseal are up and running in full production.

















The Schubox is fed with wet coated product from three large spray enclosures, so not only does the quality have to be kept high but the volumes are also significant too. Drying times are down from 8-10 hours to 30-40 minutes at just 30c!

















The Schubox technology uses intrinsically safe gas catalytic infrared to drive off the solvent or water based carriers, to leave a perfectly dried surface. Stainless steel, air recirculation, long-wave infra red and a low temperature of just 35-38c mean the system doesn’t alter the temperature sensitive nature of the Kolorseal production.
















Debbie Hendry, MD at Kolorseal says “ Our old system worked for us, but was a lengthy process. The new Schubox speeds up our drying times immensely.  Schuberts were very helpful and knowledgeable. Their installation team were professional and punctual. I would definitely recommend!”


To find out how Schubox infrared technology can eliminate your drying bottleneck for the finishing process, email

To contact Kolorseal and find out how they can help you with outsourcing your high quality coating requirements, email

#kolorseal #finishing #schubox #quality #dryingsystems #composites #grp

Big Is Beautiful!

Schuberts have just handed over the largest, highest capacity Schubox ever installed! This fully automatic turn-key curing system is feeding from a through-feed automatic spray machine and stacker.
















The Schubox installation is some 17m long end to end and 8m wide and features 2 individual processing lanes.

Two automatic inverted floor conveyors are specially designed to pull 8 trolleys of 500kg each at a set (adjustable) rate through the Schubox. That’s 8000kg of product being moved!
















Automatic doors on the infeed and outfeed mean the trolleys can be indexed through the system with minimal heat loss.


This gas catalytic technology is designed to cure 1000 microns (1mm!) of wet fire proof paint in a single pass in 90 minutes at 60c. There is no other system on the market that is able to process this film thickness in this time at such a low temperature.

















Each full trolley carries 22 wet panels and each lane in the Schubox holds 8 trolleys at a time inside. Based on a single shift and DOUBLE sided coating, this Schuberts installation is capable of processing 800 panels in a single shift!


The Schubox has instantly made a huge impact on production volumes and times. Previously, the coatings were taking 3 days to dry. Now just 90 minutes!
















It goes without saying, we’re very proud of this Schubox.


Email for more information on how we can reduce your surface coating drying times across industry.



#finishingsystems #schubox #drying #paintfinishing #automaticspray #automaticspraymachine #schubertsfinishing

Finishing Touch at Cardinal












Cardinal have just taken delivery of a state-of-the-art Schubert finishing system for all of their joinery production.

The Cardinal Group has over 30 years experience in Designing, manufacturing and installing retail and commercial interiors in the UK and globally. The group operates from approximately 500,000 square feet of production and logistics space.  Cardinal provide a complete turnkey solution incorporating product design, space planning, manufacture, logistics, installation and project management.
Along with extensive manufacturing ability in the UK, Cardinal ltd also offer cost efficiencies via their China company and global supply chain.












The new Schuberts system combines a fully enclosed 10m wide x 7m deep spray shop, filtered air input, adjustable divider panels and fully ATEX rated motors/fans etc for both solvent and water based range of coatings.












A new control system on the spray shop means that all fans on the input side and extract side are inverter driven, ramp up and down automatically and maintain a perfectly clean spray zone, without any solvent vapour escaping into the factory.












Custom fans and ducting was required due to roof heights, extended ducting lengths and the fact that the flap cowls had to finish some 5.5m above roof ridge height (!). Pulleys and belts were changed on the drives, ducting was flanged and increased to 810mm dia, oversized guy wires, extra strengthening to the roof was done – all to deal with the extra weights and loads of the ducting.












The spray shop is illuminated with both roof and wall skywhite blue/white lighting sets. This gives a pure, flicker-free light, essential for colour matching and for the sprayer to spot imperfections inside the paint that can derive from the mixing process on 2k systems.


The Schubox drying system is manufactured to custom dimensions, specified by the client. 3850mm wide x 5480mm long, fitted with three flameless catalytic gas heaters. Drying time inside the Schubox is between 20 mins for high solids AC and one hour for high build 2k PU.












A separate paint mix room was installed for the safe intermediate storage, weighing and mixing of coatings. A bunded floor catches all spills and twin doors allow easy access through into the spray shop directly.


To see how Schuberts can supply your own custom finishing system, email


#schubox #sprayshop #cardinalshopfitting #schubertsfinishingsystems

Services and Trade Interiors and Contracting, Oman, High Gloss Systems Installed

A new Schuberts double installation has just been commissioned in Muscat, Oman.


This installation was designed for two separate finishing systems within the manufacturing site in Ruwi, Muscat.


Phase 1 featured ATEX rated open spray booths and custom ducting to atmosphere. These booths were fitted with Andreae high efficiency double layer filters. These open booths are used for primers, base coats, stains and satin finishes on GRP, glass, wood and plastic.


Phase 2 was a large complete water-wash stainless steel installation for solvent based gloss product onto wood, GRP and glass substrates.

The 6000mm x 7000mm spray enclosure has a double filtration system for the air into the spray zone. Firstly, air from outside the factory was filtered by an existing air handling system and then the air undergoes a further cleaning through capture and hold air input filters on top of the Schubert spray enclosure.


The paints and lacquers can be applied by up to 3 sprayers working on rotating tables, against a full water-wash extraction system. A cascade of water takes away the overspray with recirculated water flow into a base hopper tank for overspray capture. This system has a high capacity recirculated water flow with fresh water top-up system, allowing increased flow to the scrubber nozzles, whilst minimising the volume of water inside the water wash spray booth.



Lighting is provided by roof and wall 1000 lux blue/white flicker free sky-white lighting systems. This is the closest to natural light and perfect for the spray application of clear coats and pigmented paints onto a variety of substrates, including solid wood, veneers and glass.


All intermediate storage of paint tins is inside a special paint mix room, adjoining the spray enclosure. This features a bunded floor, ATEX lighting, ATEX heating and permanent extraction to atmosphere via an ATEX rated fan set and ducting. Also this paint kitchen features explosion relief panels and twin personnel doors for emergency escape routes.

Once sprayed inside the spray shop enclosure, the wet racks of product are transferred into a 12,000mm x 3000mm flash-off zone. This area is to allow the solvent vapours to ‘flash’ prior to being force cured in the Schubox drying system. The flash-off zone is fitted with filtered air input to ensure a clean zone. There are low level, full-length, extraction chambers, ATEX fans and ducting into the Schubox for oxidisation.


After flash-off (5 mins for water based, 10 mins for acid catalysed and 40 mins for high gloss PU), the products are placed inside the Schubox for drying and curing. The Schubox is a long-wave, gas catalytic infra red drying system, designed to run at low temperatures and cure wet coatings very quickly. This Schubox in Oman, runs at 40c and cures solvent polyurethanes in 45 minutes (compared to 2 days in the past!). The Schubox has filtered air input, air movement, full stainless steel construction and custom made infeed and outfeed doors.



For more information on high gloss finishing systems for wood and glass, spray booths, rapid drying and all Schubert systems, email