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 the product.

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.)

Troy Chemical