Powder Coating & Colors
Powder coating is an advanced method of applying a decorative and protective finish. Powder coating is one of the most durable exterior finishes available today. It is used on many metal items that are exposed to the weather because, as a finish, it is the best way to ensure durability, weather resistance, and color retention.
The powder is a mixture of finely ground particles of pigment and resin, sprayed onto the surface to be coated. The charged powder particles adhere to the grounded surfaces until fused by heat into a uniform, durable, high quality, and attractive finish.
END RESULT: A superior finish in terms of corrosion, impact resistance, and aesthetics.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF POWDERCOATING?
Environmental Compliance, Energy Savings, Manufacturing Efficiency, Corrosion Resistant Finish.
The “Green” Choice
- No VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) used
- Powder is baked into aluminum creating a durable finish
- No chipping
- Salt water and UV resistant
- Virtually maintenance free; No yearly painting required
- 9 standard colors
- 180 custom colors and color matching available
- Meets AAMA 2603 and 2604 specifications with our standard super durable powder
- Approved applicator or Spraylat-Newlar high performance powder which meets AAMA 2605 specifications
The parts then travel through the pre-dry oven to ensure that they are dry and ready for the powder to be applied. Parts are checked and recorded after the wash system and the pre-dry oven to insure that the systems are functioning properly. Elements are inspected by personnel before entering the powder booth to make sure the parts are positioned correctly for the powder application. Parts can be masked off at this point if some areas must remain powder free. The powder is electrostatically applied using manual guns, then baked in a convection oven at 400 degrees F.
Material to be powder coated is washed in a 4-stage, cabinet-style (spray nozzles) ALKALINE Wash System. The pre-treatment cabinet is equipped with hundreds of nozzles set to ensure the entire surface of all components are completely clean and fee of contaminants (like dust, oil or grease) that may affect the finish. Our fourth stage “Seal Coat” process (E-CLPS), is a chrome free, non-phosphate liquid-coating chemical used to produce (on Aluminum and Zinc alloys) a clear, nearly colorless chemical called ‘Dried-In-Place’ (DIP). The coating, when applied, has excellent paint bonding properties and affords under-film protection.
Excell Railing Systems is proud to announce that we are now offering a wide variety of authentic looking wood finishes on lineal materials, such as Top Rail, Bottom Rail and Post material. Available in more than 22 different wood grains, this product is AAMA 2604 certified.
Incorporating a wood finish adds an elegance and sophistication to the interior or exterior of any home. The natural wood grain looks so realistic that it is regularly mistaken for the real thing but has the added advantages of an aluminum railing system. No more concerns about wood rotting, fading or the constant upkeep of re-staining or re-painting. This product is durable, UV Resistant and virtually maintenance free.