Tailored Coating Systems

We are the largest custom coater in all of Colorado. We have also got some of the largest part capacities. Our biggest oven is a massive 12′ x 12′ x 35′ and our booths are even larger. We have plenty of room to spray all your parts. Many years ago, we realized that pretreatment is critical to long-lasting coatings, which is why we now offer iron phosphate and / or media blasting before the coating is applied.

While some customers prefer iron phosphate, others swear by blasting, and some need both to ensure they get complete corrosion protection and adhesion. We can tailor each coating so it exceeds your requested warranty (which can range from 1 – 10+ years).

With tens of thousands of pounds of powder in stock (all inventoried in our computer system), we’re able to keep track of things down to the pound and set minimum order quantities. We ensure that we’ll never run out of powder in the middle of a project.

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The Efficient Iron Phosphate Process

Our iron phosphate wash bay contains a cutting-edge recycling and filtration system, which means that we use a very small amount of chemicals, save a huge amount of money on water, and are officially a Zero Discharge coater. What this means is simple – we’re not flushing our wash bay water down the drain.

First, we filter the water down to five microns and take three chemical readings every day to make sure each part gets the proper surface treatment before the coating process begins.

Here’s a brief explanation of how iron phosphate ensures complete adhesion to all your parts:

  • In an iron phosphate solution, the metal surface will be etched, which releases some iron into the bath. The surface becomes positively charged when metal ions are etched from the part surface. At this point, the metal ions in the bath will be converted to iron phosphate (negatively charged). A pH rise occurs at the interface of the solution and the part, leading the iron phosphate ions to deposit an amorphous coating on the surface
  • The acid salt content, type, and amount of accelerator (and the type and amount of acid etchants) varies from one compound to another. These compositions are all relatively acidic. While crystal site activators are not typically required prior to iron phosphate coating applications, formulations commonly contain oxidizers and / or accelerators
  • Nitrite or chlorate (oxidizers) acts to initially attack ferrous parts, providing the iron for the iron phosphate coating. Accelerators (molybdate or vanadate) provide active sites for iron phosphate deposition. Your choice of oxidizer or accelerator in a particular product may affect the performance or appearance of the final coating
  • If you have any parts that are made from clean steel, they can be iron phosphated before coating. If your parts have heavy mill scale, rust, or other coatings, they’ll have to be blasted before coating

Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a “skin”. It is used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Powder coating is mainly used for coating metals, such as aluminum and steel, but can also be used on other materials including plastics and composites.

Durability: Powder coating is a very durable finish, providing excellent protection from corrosion, chipping, abrasion, and weathering.

Aesthetics: Powder coating provides a great finish that is uniform in color and texture. It is available in a huge range of colors and textures, so there is something to suit any preference.

Cost: Powder coating is usually less expensive than traditional liquid coatings.

Efficiency: Powder coating is applied in a dust-free environment and is usually cured in an oven, resulting in a much faster production time than liquid paint.

Environmental Friendliness: Powder coating produces very little VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and is considered to be a much more eco-friendly option than liquid

Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main materials that can be powder coated include metals such as steel, aluminum, brass, copper, and wrought iron. Other materials such as glass, plastic, and wood can also be powder coated, although the process is more complex and the results may not be as durable.

Surface preparation for powder coating typically involves degreasing and abrasive blasting of the surface to be coated. The surface should be cleaned of dirt, dust, oils, and any other contaminants before the powder coating process can begin. The abrasive blasting process is used to create a uniform and consistent surface profile for the powder coating to adhere to.

The life expectancy of powder coated surfaces can range from 10 to 20 years, depending on the type of powder coating used, the environmental conditions and the level of maintenance.

Powder coating is available in a variety of finishes, including matte, satin, gloss, semi-gloss, and textured. It can also be used to create unique and intricate designs, such as metallic, pearlescent, and candied finishes.

Air Pollution Control Regulations: Air pollution control regulations are in place to protect the environment and public health from the harmful effects of air pollutants. These regulations specify emission limits for volatile organic compounds (VOCs), hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), and other air contaminants.

Wastewater Regulations: Wastewater regulations are in place to protect the environment from the release of hazardous materials into bodies of water. These regulations regulate the discharge and treatment of wastewater from powder coating operations.

Hazardous Waste Management Regulations: Hazardous waste management regulations are in place to protect the environment from the release of hazardous materials into the environment. These regulations regulate the storage, handling, and disposal of hazardous waste from powder coating operations.

Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA): The Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) is a federal law that regulates the use and release of certain hazardous chemicals. The TSCA requires companies to register their chemical products with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and it imposes restrictions on the manufacture, use, and disposal of certain hazardous chemicals.

Powder coating is used in a wide range of industries including automotive, furniture, appliance, outdoor recreation, architectural, and agricultural. It is used to provide protection from corrosion, wear and tear, and environmental damage. Additionally, powder coating is used to add aesthetic appeal to products for a wide range of industries, including automotive, architectural, furniture, and appliance.

Wet painting and powder coating are two different methods used for applying paint or coatings onto surfaces. Here are some of the main differences between the two:

  • Application process: Wet painting involves applying liquid paint onto a surface using a spray gun or brush, while powder coating involves applying a dry powder electrostatically and then curing it with heat.
  • Thickness of coating: Wet painting typically results in a thinner coating than powder coating. This is because wet paint tends to run and drip, so multiple coats are required to achieve a uniform thickness. Powder coating, on the other hand, can be applied in a single coat to achieve a uniform thickness.
  • Durability: Powder coating is generally more durable than wet painting. Powder coatings are harder and more resistant to chipping, scratching, and fading than wet paint.
  • Environmental impact: Powder coating is a more environmentally friendly option than wet painting. Powder coatings produce very little waste, as the overspray can be reused, while wet painting produces hazardous waste that must be disposed of properly.
  • Cost: Powder coating is typically more expensive than wet painting due to the equipment and labor required for the application process.

Overall, both wet painting and powder coating have their advantages and disadvantages, and the choice between the two depends on the specific requirements of the project.


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