HMG Paints Ltd

HMG Paints Ltd is a family owned business situated in Manchester. Now the UK’s largest independent Paint Manufacturer, HMG are proud to work alongside defence customers to create the very best individual service and tailored solutions for them. With a broad spectrum of knowledge and expertise HMG boast a portfolio including wet paint, powder coatings and aerosols, covering virtually every type of surface imaginable. This is all backed by an extensive 90 years’ experience in developing pioneering coatings for a myriad of industries including; industrial, specialist industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle, defence, aerospace, wood finish, decorative, arts & craft, marine and rail, we have a drive to set the standards for the industry not just meet them.

Def Stan 80-225 

The company have now introduced a range of military standard paint systems in direct response to the UK MODs introduction of Def Stan 80-225. The new standard, which was introduced towards the end of 2018 and replaces Def Stan 80-206, Def Stan 80-207, Def Stan 80-208 and Def Stan 80-209. The HMG products in this range are free from Chrome VI, meet low VOC requirements, and are IRR and CARC resistant.

When used over an appropriate primer, the finishing scheme satisfies the infra-red camouflage requirements of Def Stan 00-23 and the Chemical Agent Resistance Coating (CARC) requirements of Def Stan 00-72. The Def Stan 80-225 system is available in an assortment of colours suitable for military vehicles and non-aircraft equipment.

Environmentally Compliant and Chromate Free 

HMG also manufacture a Chromate Free and Environmentally Compliant 2K Epoxy finish to Def Stan 80-161. The system, available in a number of colours including, White, Black, Light stone and more has excellent application properties. It also has excellent chemical resistance particularly to Skydrol. Typical applications include structural steelwork, chemical plant, sewage plant etc. 

“The new products have been developed by the HMG Research and Development team to meet the new standards and were launched at DSEI 2019 in September” commented Alan Sharples, HMG Defence Sales Manager. “We’re proud to be bringing our range, which is made in the UK, to the Defence industry to showcase emerging technologies, and develop cross-sector partnerships and international collaboration.”

Product Development

Along with the new standard, HMG produce a wide range of approved high-quality coatings for practically every purpose for the defence industry. Made in the UK, HMG’s product range is suitable for equipment such as containers, trailers, vehicles, bridges and armour. HMG are renowned for their innovative approach to coatings including Graphene containing products, corrosion resistant primers, functional topcoats plus CARC and IRR materials approved to UK defence standards. 

Alongside their extensive product portfolio HMG work alongside customers to create tailored solutions and provide market leading technical support and training.


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Riverside Works
Collyhurst Road
M40 7RU
United Kingdom

+ 44 (0) 161 205 7631

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