Category: metal coating

Powder coating protects dolly for Dallas Cowboys

Posted on: Sep 16, 2016

Super Handler, helicopter dolly, dolly for Dallas Cowboys

Keystone Koating may have a small role in helping the Dallas Cowboys complete a different type of touchdown this season. When the helicopter pilot for owner Jerry Jones makes a landing, his touchdown will take place on a Helicopter Handler. The handler is a steel frame dolly that moves aircrafts in and out of their […]

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A happy anniversary!

Posted on: Aug 12, 2016

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Three decades ago, in pursuit of an environmentally safer, better-quality finish for some of PBZ LLC’s branded products, Nelson Zimmerman found the solution in powder coating. With that discovery, he also founded an entirely new company. Keystone Koating powder coating marks its 30th anniversary this year. Employees and their families gathered recently to celebrate the […]

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Aluminum doesn’t rust, right?

Posted on: Jul 13, 2016

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The answer is: yes. Sort of. Technically, iron and steel rust; aluminum corrodes. The bottom line, though, is that any compromised metal surface impedes proper powder coating adhesion. When aluminum corrodes, there’s a white oxidation that forms on the surface. That creates a barrier. That barrier is a weak spot that impedes adhesion in the powder […]

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Powder-coated swing sets offer durability

Posted on: Jun 15, 2016

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The colorful components on swing sets found at municipal parks, schoolyards, or on the properties of homeowners are attention-grabbers. But there are small components to those playsets that deserve attention, too. The metal fixtures, such as connector brackets and metal braces, have an important job to do. After all, with many children climbing on those […]

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Face-to-face at job shop trade show

Posted on: May 13, 2016

local powder coaters at show

Keystone Koating-Lititz sales manager Andy Weaver recently attended the Greater New York Design-2-Part Show, held in Secaucus. NJ, across the Hudson River from NYC. It was a two-day event that required an overnight stay, participation costs, meals and lodging. So why attend?

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Lancaster County Company Helps Pope’s Light Shine

Posted on: Sep 14, 2015

Powder coating at Keystone Koating for Pope Francis visit

In preparation for Pope Francis’s arrival in Philadelphia September 26, Keystone Koating helped Spring City Electrical spruce up 274 street lamps for the City of Brotherly Love. Spring City, located in Spring City, PA, is known for its quality craftsmanship and modern lighting technology. Work began at Keystone Koating in May, after customer service rep […]

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Staff Boosts Powder Coating Process

Posted on: Aug 11, 2015

Keystone Koating’s certifications include the PCI 3000 and the AAMA 2604. Our powder coating facility is also a certified applicator of IFS Coatings, TCI Powder Coatings and Axalta Coatings. So what do all those acronyms mean for someone who just wants a run of metal parts protected? It means that your metal parts will not […]

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Keystone Koating and designer Richard Schultz

Posted on: Jul 08, 2015

Richard Schultz, furniture, designers, Knoll

Keystone Koating plays a behind-the-scenes role in some surprising main attractions. One of those is its role as one of the powder coating facilities that grinds the welds and coats the high-end office and modernist studio furnishings designed by Richard Schultz, through Knoll Office and Knoll Studio (knoll.com). First, some background in modern designers: Schultz […]

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Lab Provides Critical Data for Metal Coating

Posted on: May 26, 2015

The Salt Fog Cabinet tests corrosion resistance of coated metal panels.Keystone Koating’s facilities provide tests needed for stellar metal coating processes. Keystone Koating’s innovative powder coating process includes an attribute many other facilities don’t have: a Quality Assurance Lab, with a Salt Fog Cabinet and four-step testing program. Salt Fog Cabinet The Salt Fog Cabinet, which tests […]

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