Spotlight Profiles: Part Preparation
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Spotlight Profiles >> Part Preparation - Pretreatment
Preparing a part properly is an
essential first step for a durable powder
coat. Depending on the substrate, you
may require chemicals that etch the
surface for proper powder adhesion, or
it may require phosphating to improve
corrosion resistance. Once the part is
cleaned, proper masking materials are
needed to protect some areas from being
powder coated. The suppliers listed here
can help guide you through this process.
Don’t forget to tell them you found them
in Powder Coated Tough!
New Advanced Pretreatment Gardobond® X 4548
Chemetall, the Surface Treatment business
unit of the BASF Coating Division, introduces
Gardobond® X 4548. All-inorganic, advanced
pretreatment, Gardobond® X 4548 provides
high performance on steel, aluminum and zinc
substrates. This simple-to-use, robust product
could easily be adopted to most processes.
Customers benefit from wide operating windows
and improved quality levels of the finished product.
Formulated as phosphorus-free and containing
no regulated heavy metals, Gardobond® X 4548
ensures environmental sustainability.
Chemetall US, Inc.
Stripping Hooks and Racks
Proves to be a Source of Revenue
Hubbard-Hall’s Aquastrip® MPS is a costeffective,
eco-friendly product that integrates the
stripping process into the powder coating line.
Proven to reduce rejection rates and provide for a
more consistent, uniform and reliable coating on
At one facility, these benefits have been realized
over the past 4 years:
- $300,000 in annual savings
- 67% reduction in labor costs
- 15-minute strip time
- 0 plant shutdowns
Metal Pretreatment Products
Troy Chemical Industries, Inc., is a privately
held chemical specialties company based in the
heartland of the U.S. We have been supplying
pretreatment solutions to the metal products
industry for over 40 years with an emphasis on
service and value. If your company sounds like
a good fit, we would like to provide you with a
complimentary assessment of your pretreatment
system. Give us a call, or contact us by e-mail. We’d
love to hear from you.
(We are not affiliated in any way with
Troy Corp., located in N.J.)