Spotlight Profiles: Part Preparation

Posted on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

By: Sharon Spielman

Before a part can be powder coated, it must be properly prepared. Proper pretreatment is crucial for coating adhesion, and proper masking ensures that the finish is applied exactly where needed. This 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 Tough!

Specialty Chemical Products

Chemetall has been developing, manufacturing, and supplying state-of-the art specialty chemical products since 1909. The ISO 9001 certified company offers a wide spectrum of products and systems to meet the needs of many industries and applications.

Chemetall US, Inc.

Metal Pretreatment Products

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 processes.

Toll-Free: 800-228-4646
Phone: 847-246-6666

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)

Engineered Hanging and Masking Solutions

Mighty Hook offers the largest and most diverse line of hanging and masking products. We bring over 160 years of combined experience in coating, racking, and masking design to identify inefficiencies in your coating operation and work with you to provide custom engineered solutions. We aim to increase your productivity while still maintaining an affordable cost. As a complete supplier for the industrial coatings market, and the only fully integrated “below the conveyor” hanging and masking company in North America, Mighty Hook masters the art and science of hanging.

Mighty Hook

Sharon Spielman is editor of Powder Coated Tough magazine. She can be reached via email at sspielman@powdercoating.org.