Metal is just the beginning. We offer wood prefinishing, plastic hard coating, and more.
Discover the different that state-of-the-art equipment makes. We have proactively invested in high-tech paint systems, including a 24' conveyor oven-paint system. Our facility operates in a 99.98% environment at 0.3 microns, which reduces contamination and enhances quality while reducing scrap-related costs. We operate several different paint booths to accommodate the different demands of each job.
Plastic Hard Coating
Plastic hard coating produces tough, durable products that are resistant to scratches, abrasion, and chemicals. We use spray application for single-sided application on complex shapes.
We use a patented formulation of silica-filled methylpolysiloxane polymer, available in clear and satin finishes.
Abrasion resistance depends on the coating thickness and substrate. At a target thickness of 4-6 microns on polycarbonate, it will resist five double rubs under firm thumb pressure with 0000 steel wool and suffer only slight scratching with 000 steel wool. On acrylic and most other substrates, it will resist much coarser steel wools, up to #2 (medium-coarse) steel wool.
Adhesion is 100%, using crosshatched tape adhesion test, on polycarbonate and most acrylics without use of a primer.
When fully cured, hard coat finish is resistant to most solvents, including alcohols, esters, ketones, aromatics (benzene, etc.), and aliphatics (gasoline, etc.).