Powder Coating Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Q - What is Powder Coating?

A - Powder Coating is a dry application consisting of a mix of resins, pigments, fillers and additives, and then extruded and milled into a powder. Furthermore, it is a process by which powder is applied using an electrostatic spray procedure, and then placed into a high temperature oven to be chemically/thermally cross-linked and cured.

Q - Why Should I Choose Powder Over Liquid Paint?

A - Powder has higher performance properties than liquid paint. In respect to corrosion resistance, heat, impact resistance, ultraviolet rays, and extreme weather conditions, just to name a few, powder is more effective. Furthermore, powder is the lowest cost industrial and commercial coating option on the market. Powder can be applied in a thicker coating, hence more durable, thus products are able to perform at high levels in a single coat system. Said process is conducive to providing a cost effective solution that liquid paint is unable to provide. When pursuing the liquid paint option, you will find that several coats are required to achieve comparable results.

Further benefits: Powder is environmentally welcoming volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or solvents.

Q - Is There Environmental Benefit To Powder Coating?

A - Powder does NOT emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or solvents. Thus, safeguarding operative staff against harmful emissions and too, preserving our atmosphere.

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Q - What Are The Supported Dimensions and Weights For Powder Coating?

A - Part size is typically an operating window of 36 inches wide by 60 inches high by 240 inches long. Part weight should not exceed 150 pounds per hook with hook centers on 24 inches.

Contact Jamil Rudolph at 717-767-6808 ext. 3028 for additional detail.

Q - How Do I Know If I Need My Parts Burned or Blasted? Is There An Adhesion or Durability Advantage To Having My Parts Burned or Blasted?

A - To ensure sufficient powder adhesion and product durability, adequate substrate preparation is required. A highly qualified Surtech associate will provide you with a professional recommendation as to substrate needs. Note: Blast preparation is highly recommended to ensure optimum performance. Surtech Industries’ standard process is to run ALL substrates through a six stage pre-treatment process. However, burning and blasting is performed at the behest of the customer. Our six stage pre-treatment process degreases the substrate and forgives dirt, grime, and contaminants, while ensuring powder adhesion and corrosion protection.

Q - What Is The Approximate Turn-Around Time For Powder Coating?

A - The standard lead time for powder finishing is 2-5 business days, depending on the scope of the project.

Q - Can I have my wood and plastic parts powder coated?

A - At present time, Surtech Industries does NOT provide powder finishing service for wood or plastic materials.

Q - What is the best delivery and pick up method?

A - Best delivery practices are established by the customer. Your preferred carrier may drop-off parts at Surtech Industries Monday – Friday, 7 am – 3 pm. However, for your convenience, Surtech Industries has a full service, in-house, trucking operation, possessing the ability to drop off and pick-up products, Monday - Friday, 7am - 3pm.

Q - Can specialty graphics be applied over powder coating?

A - Yes. Surtech currently offers graphic services that include:

  1. A. Production screen-printing of multiple colors using thermo setting inks
  2. B. Production pad printing
  3. C. Computer generated graphics and vinyl lettering
  4. D. Etching on metal and glass

Q - Does powder drip, run, or sag?

A - Surtech Industries’ internal cosmetic specification (GES 1015) guarantees no visible drips, runs, or sags. Our qualified team of specialist individually inspect every part, ensuring the highest quality finishing standard.

Q - Are there any limitation to colors, textures, or applications?

A - Surtech Industries offers a wide variety of colors and textures. We offer custom colors and we can too, match any color.

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