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Powder Coating vs. Anodizing

Posted on: Jul 15, 2021

When you finish manufacturing an aluminum product, the final step is applying a protective coating for durability and appeal after repeated wear. Several coating options are available, but the most popular choices are powder coating and anodizing. Understanding the difference between powder coating and anodizing is essential for selecting the best option for your product. […]

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Does Aluminum Rust?

Posted on: Jun 15, 2021

Aluminum is often incorporated into consumer products, architectural projects and aircraft parts. Manufacturers and assemblers rely on this lightweight material due to its malleability, as aluminum can take on virtually any shape. But does aluminum rust? The short answer is no, but aluminum will corrode over time. Companies planning to use aluminum for original products can protect […]

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How Laser Scale Impacts Powder Coating

Posted on: May 18, 2021

Laser cutting has been a go-to fabrication method for metalworkers since the early 1960s. This thermal technique enables automakers, aerospace professionals and more to make precise cuts along metals to produce exterior attachments. Laser cutting technology makes it possible to create components in specific shapes and sizes by melting surfaces in a similar manner as […]

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Different Types of Powder Coating Textures

Posted on: Apr 15, 2021

Industrial manufacturers, automakers, and more rely on powder coating to improve the durability and appearance of metal products. No two powder coating jobs are alike, and there are a number of customization options to choose from. One option is to make adjustments to the texture of the metal surfaces via powder coating. Choosing the Right Powder Coating […]

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Does Powder Coating Need Primer?

Posted on: Mar 16, 2021

Industrial manufacturers, builders and consumers require metal products that keep their appearance. Depending on use, certain types of metals can degrade when exposed to outdoor elements. However, powder coating services help block out moisture, salts and oils from interfering with a surface. The process of powder coating calls for attention to detail, and the slightest […]

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Keystone Koating Named a Products Finishing Top Shop

Posted on: Feb 19, 2021

Keystone Koating was named a 2020 Top Shop by Products Finishing magazine. This is the sixth year in a row that Keystone Koating was named one of the best metal finishing shops in North America. Analysts from Gardner Intelligence combed through aggregate data submitted by hundreds of survey participants from the U.S., Canada and Mexico […]

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Powder Coating Masking

Posted on: Feb 16, 2021

Masking is an essential step of the powder coating process. Before applying primers, powders and finishes to a metal surface, high-temperature silicone plugs and/or tapes should block off areas so that they are not powder coated. Masking off sections of an original product does not take long to complete, and this makes all the difference in delivering […]

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Drain Hole for Powder Coating

Posted on: Jan 20, 2021

Powder coating services allow professionals to assign unique colors and textures to metal products. Whether your industry works with aluminum, steel, zinc alloys or iron, applying finishes to machines and consumer products helps combat corrosion. Companies of all sizes have different needs for their merchandise, and powder coating is a great way to keep production […]

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Powder Coating Alternative Substrates

Posted on: Dec 08, 2020

The powerful value-proposition of powder coating, an environmentally friendly, cost-efficient, high-performance finishing option, provided the fuel for its rapid growth to a leading position for many metal substrate coating applications. Given this track record of success, businesses from throughout the powder coating value-chain began some time ago to look beyond metal, to find new space […]

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Different Types of Powder Coating

Posted on: Oct 28, 2020

Powder coating has applications in a variety of industries. Its corrosion protection, chemical resistance and aesthetic appeal make it an ideal finish for agricultural implements, vehicles and even medical equipment. When you choose powder over liquid paint, your parts are coated with a layer that provides better protection. Color, sheen and texture make up the […]

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