Chemical Contract Manufacturers

Film Makers in the UK & USA

Working in the movies isn’t all ‘Lights! Camera! Action!’ Sometimes a little different specialist technical know-how is needed too.

Special effects are a big part of making stories come to life on the silver screen but what about when you need to be able to make them magically disappear after use especially when shooting on location?

As chemical contract manufacturers and packers offering a bespoke formulation service, we at Grotech Production Ltd are able to turn our hand to most things. Formulating, blending and packing chemical liquids, solids and granules are all in a day’s work for us and we are delighted when we get the chance to put our expertise to work on something a little different!

On this occasion, our client had been asked by the Film Studio for a paint to recolour some valuable classic motorcycles and subsequently to remove the paint after shooting. This required a gel that could remove the specially formulated paint effectively and without damage to the underlying paintwork. When our gel was demonstrated the studio said it was like the paint equivalent of gaffer tape.

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Valuable Classic Motorcycle used by Film Studio

We also used something similar at the FI racing circuit Silverstone where the paint had been used for temporary road markings.

Working alongside our client, we helped develop and improve the formulation for the product, drew up safety data sheets and made sample batches to demonstrate its use and results in different applications.

Thick gloopy and semi liquid in consistency, the gel could have been something of a manufacturing challenge but as specialist chemical contractors we were able to find way to consistently produce and pack it.

Marketed alongside the specialist paint, the gel proved to be a success and we are delighted to have played a part in its ‘nursery phase’ of development.

Do you have a budding specialist chemical product that you’d like to develop further to achieve its full potential? If so, we can help. To find out more, email us here or give us a call on 01405 761746.