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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