The Team

Who We are

Welcome to Acothane UK Ltd. The Acothane range of products was established over 30 years ago and has a hugely successful track record, predominantly in the water sector for applications such as water retaining structures, pipework and general structural steel and concrete structures.

Acothane UK Ltd is a collaborative joint venture with Spencer Coatings Ltd.

The carefully chosen management and technical team can demonstrate over 100 years aggregated experience in the coatings and lining of water retaining structures with the Acothane DW formulation.

Spencer Coatings Ltd celebrated its centenary in March 2010, marking 100 years of uninterrupted production of industrial and heavy duty coating systems.

Acothane UK keep large stocks of Acothane DW in order that fast delivery times can be achieved, in line with your requirements.

Acothane UK’s dedicated technical team are available to provide advice and guidance about the best preparation and application techniques. We can also provide training to give clients the knowledge to attain the optimum long term finish or we can recommend an Acothane DW Approved Applicator.

Team Members

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Jim Fehrenbach
UK Brand Manager

Jim Fehrenbach has worked in the water industry for over 27 years, specialising in refurbishment of service reservoirs, water towers and associated water retaining structures. The experience Jim has gained in all forms of surface preparation and coating application techniques means that he is able to assist in the formulation and recommendation of refurbishment techniques.

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Phil Buck
Company Director

Phil Buck is a coating professional with 40 years experience, working for companies such as Berger, International Paint and Macpherson, in technical, business development and general management positions.
In 1995 Phil was appointed Managing Director of Isaac Spencer & Co Ltd, a small paint manufacturing business based in Aberdeen.Phil and Graham Stronach his business partner and Finance Director have spent 20 years building Spencer Coatings Ltd into the largest independent industrial coatings company in the UK.
The Acothane product range was acquired in 2002 and Spencers have built an impressive international business around this product range.primarily in the oil, gas and water industries. Acothane UK was set up in 2015 to co-ordinate all product and application activities for the UK water industry in one dedicated business

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Ray Sams
Technical Consultant

Ray Sams was part of the original Acothane development team, who now has over thirty years’ experience of Acothane development and performance in a wide variety of industrial and marine applications for steel and concrete protection.
He is a Professional member of The Institute of Corrosion and author of several published papers on solvent free polyurethane history, development and performance.