Bonus Profiles: Part Preparation
Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Before a part can be powder coated, it
has to be properly prepared. Proper
pretreatment is crucial for coating adhesion,
and proper masking ensures that the finish
is applied exactly where needed. This
Bonus Profile section features advertising
companies that can help you find the
pretreatment and masking solutions to help
you coat the job right. Be sure to let them
know you found them in Powder Coated
Non-hazardous Liquid Pretreatment
Bulk Chemicals Inc. introduces ZIRCA-SIL®
SW-1 and ZIRCA-SIL® HD-1. Both products are
phosphate-free, zirconium-based chemicals that
have the ability to simultaneously clean and coat
metals with a phosphate-free conversion coating.
Both products can be applied through hand wand
or conventional spray systems. These products are
non-hazardous and both are liquids.
Bulk Chemicals Inc.
Surface Treatment Technologies and Service
Chemetall, a leading supplier of applied surface
treatments, offers comprehensive products and
services for the metal finishing and fabrication
Chemetall’s Total Value Proposition includes:
- Global specialists locally available
- Comprehensive and focused expert support
- Integrated portfolio of innovative products
- High quality standards
- Fast and accurate labs
- Open collaboration for efficient process performance
Process innovation is in everything we do—and
is our dedication for customers.
Chemetall US Inc.
Prep for Metal and Plastic
Coral Chemical Company provides complete
process efficiency solutions to the metal finishing
industry including a full line of metal pretreatment
products. From cleaning to conversion coatings
to final rinses, Coral supplies everything needed
to prepare metal and plastic products for the
application of an organic coating. Coral’s Eco-
Treat® metal pretreatment products provide an
ecological and economical alternative to phosphate
pretreatments. These low and no-phosphate
products reduce wastewater concerns for an
environmentally-friendly solution to pretreatment
Coral Chemical Company
Stock and Custom Masking
CFS offers stock masking products, custom die
cuts, custom molding, 3D printing, and a 3M Select
Converter for all of your masking needs.
- Stock masks ship out the same day.
- Custom die cuts can be done in a few days.
- 3D printing allows for fast prototype turnaround.
With more than 30 years of experience and five
locations across the United States, CFS is sure to
have the masking products for your finishing needs.
Custom Fabricating and Supplies (CFS)
The Echo Way…Changing
Expectations, Solving Problems
and Creating Peace of Mind
Echo takes pride in partnering with its
customers to create innovative masking solutions
that make sense for your business when a standard
product doesn’t meet your requirements.
The company’s custom masking solutions have:
- Improved line efficiencies
- Decreased product rework
- Reduced labor costs
- Improved product quality
Other bottom-line tangibles also provide real
value to you and your customers.
Echo Engineering and Production Supplies, Inc.
Emerald Paint Prep
The next generation of phosphate-free
conversion coatings, Emerald Paint Prep,
outperforms iron phosphate coatings in corrosion
protection, and that’s only the beginning.
Why choose this zirconium conversion coating?
- Energy costs are reduced with operating
temperatures up to 50% lower than phosphate
- New regulations are tightening phosphate and
heavy metal discharge limits on wastewater
discharge for manufacturers, Emerald Paint
Prep eliminates this issue.
- Non-phosphate conversion coatings require a
short contact time of 15 to 30 seconds.
- Significant reduction in sludge generation,
resulting in a longer bath life.
Clean and Pretreat
Lincoln Chemical is an ISO 9001:2008
certified manufacturer and supplier of chemicals
and conversion coatings for the cleaning and
pretreatment of powder coated parts. Our
innovative LincBond product line can help reduce
chemical usage by up to 50% and requires no post
treatment seal. It works at ambient temperatures
without the use of phosphates, resulting in
substantial energy savings, lower maintenance
costs, and reduced environmental impact. LincBond
delivers superior corrosion resistance and paint
adhesion compared to traditional pretreatment
Lincoln Chemical Corp.
Advanced Surface Technologies
Torch, an ISO 9001:2008 certified company,
offers an extensive line of pretreatment products
to help its customers achieve their performance,
growth, quality and environmental goals. Their
experienced team provides customers with the
highest level of support and detailed attention.
- Power Clean Pre-Cleaners
- Micron Zinc Phosphate conversion coatings
- Bond Guard Iron Phosphates and Zirconium
- Eco-quest Non Phosphate Pretreatment
- Bond Seal Final Seal Rinses
- Erase Powder Coat Remover
Torch Surface Technologies
What is KOOL BLUE?
It is a total process control methodology
that Troy Chemical has developed, based on 40
years of pretreatment expertise, to maximize the
efficiency and minimize the cost of operating your
paint pretreatment system. Kool Blue installations
are designed to provide consistent savings. For
example, taking a 1,000-gal tank from 140°F to
100°F saves a typical manufacturer $10,000 to
$15,000 per year in energy costs alone. Similar
savings are possible in process water and waste
reduction. Payback periods on investment in
automated, closed-loop systems are in the range of
1 to 3 years.
Troy Chemical Industries Inc.