The quality of the finish on your product reflects on the quality of your product. Your customer may view your product as poor quality if it rusts quickly, making it unsightly or un-useable. Powder coating has replaced enamels and other paints in a multitude of applications.  One hears about the benefits of powder coating over…

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The Corona Virus has had a dramatic impact on most people’s lives.   The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued guidelines on how to protect one’s self from the disease at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html . They also offer guidelines for small businesses at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html . What about surfaces we cannot clean, but come in contact with as…

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Powder coating provides a better protective coating of parts than paints. The process fuses the powder coating on to the metal, providing a better bond. The metal must be treated prior to the application of the powder coating in order to provide a better surface adhesion. Pretreatment of the metal surface is critical to a good, durable coating and Plaforization is a better, environmentally friendly pretreatment method than the historical processes.

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A Stainless Steel Pig on wood in front of stacks of increasing coins.

Many people have the perception that it is always less expensive to put a corrosion-resistant coating on carbon steel versus using stainless steel.  Examples of these coatings would be zinc electroplated coatings, and hot-dip galvanizing. While it is typically less expensive to coat the part, there are exceptions. Metal plating companies charge a lot fee…

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