Manufacturer looking to offer car paint perfection across the Atlantic

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A manufacturer of anti-static paint spray guns has been given a funding boost to help it export its products to the US and Canada.

Barnsley-based Static Solutions, which manufactures anti-static paint spray guns for a range of industries, has attracted a £55,000 business loan from the funding body Finance Yorkshire.

The investment will be used to purchase tooling for a new product, an anti-static ionising gun aimed specifically at the automotive market in the US and Canada.

It is the third time Finance Yorkshire has invested in the business since it was established in 2003.

Since its formation, Static Solutions has developed a range of unique products which reduce the impact of static electricity in manufacturing industries.

In the automotive sector, its ionising systems eliminate costly re-work by removing dust and dirt inclusions resulting from the static generated by the paint finishing process.

Vicky Hirst, commercial director at Static Solutions, said that there was growing awareness of the problems caused by static and the imperfect finish it causes in the US and Canadian automotive markets.

She added: “There are well over 30,000 body shops in the US, so the potential for a product which reduces costly re-work, is clear to see.

“The adverse effects of static in the paint-finishing process haven’t really been understood or realised, but that is now starting to change, both here in the UK and overseas, and we are confident of the demand for our product.”