Published | 1 MINUTE READ

HMG Paints Joins Make UK Defence Association

HMG Paints brings its portfolio of Def Stan coatings and bespoke paint and coating formulation services to the group.


Defense paints
Photo Credit: HMG Paints

Make UK Defence, the national not-for-profit, member-owned defense trade association, part of Make UK, has added HMG Paints (Manchester, England) as its newest member.

Make UK Defence is said to champion the UK’s defense and security industry and provides an opportunity for collaboration between small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and the defense industry. HMG Paints, the UK’s leading independent paint manufacturer, brings its portfolio of Def Stan coatings and bespoke paint and coating formulation services to the group. All of HMG’s defense coatings, including its Def Stan 80-225 system, are Made-in-Britain accredited, meaning the company can provide fast delivery.

HMG Paints will be attending the DVD2022 exhibition in September where Made UK Defence members and non-members can meet the HMG team face-to-face. The attendance at the show will enable engineers and specifiers to discuss in person their defence coating requirements. HMG’s defense technical support team will be on stand C3-819 at the show which takes place between the 21st and 22nd September at UTAC Millbrook.

The DVD2022 show will give defense personnel the chance to discuss paint and coatings technical requirements directly with the HMG team. HMG Paints’ technical support service reportedly aims to take the hassle out of identifying and sourcing the correct products for defense projects, including the identification of Def Stan or NSN number or even developing bespoke solutions for OEM and manufacturers projects. To book a meeting slot or require information on the HMG Paints products, email


  • Phosphate Conversion Coatings

    Types of phosphate conversion coatings, how to apply them, and their specific functions.

  • Curing Oven Basics

    Simply heating up the substrate does not cure the coating. There are many variables to consider when choosing the best cure oven for your application...

  • Pretreatment for Painting

    Better adhesion, enhanced corrosion and blister resistance, and reduced coating-part interactions make pretreatment a must.