Keystone Koating is your trusted provider for full-service powder coating solutions customized to meet your needs. We are an established powder coating contractor, delivering results that exceed our client’s expectations. With two locations in Pennsylvania supporting a total of three automated powder coating lines and three batch systems, we can process high-volume orders with exceptional turnaround times.
We have you covered
from start to finish
Our personalized services extend beyond the application of superior powder coating finishes. At Keystone Koating, we have a comprehensive powder coating process that includes optional services to achieve your ideal results. Our powder coating process covers everything from start to finish, including preparation for coating, blasting and powder coating, and packaging and shipping for your convenience.
Our Powder Coating Process
Blasting is a cost-effective technique for preparing surfaces for a smooth finish and strong bond. We use professional abrasives blasting to remove anything that could interfere with the powder coating process, including rust, oil, welding ash, laser scale, mill scale, and more. Removing these residues to create an even surface helps prevent cracking, bubbling and moisture buildup in your finished product. Blasting also roughens metal surfaces at the micro level to promote a strong bond with primers and powders.
Depending on your needs, we offer two abrasives to choose from:
- Steel Grit: Steel grit is used for steel materials in thickness 11 gauge and higher, with a maximum dimension of 48″W, 17″H and 300″L.
- Aluminum Oxide: Aluminum oxide is suitable for any metal 16 gauge or thicker, and we can process items up to 72″W, 72″H and 228″L.
Pretreatment cleans and prepares your surfaces to ensure your primers and powders make an effective bond with your metal surfaces. Pretreatment is a powder coating cleaning process, designed to prepare surfaces through the application of various treatments. Together, these treatments make sure your surfaces are free from residue and enhances them for a better appearance and lasting durability.
At Keystone Koating, we offer a proprietary 8 Stage Pretreatment process to ensure your metal surfaces are clear of any contaminants and optimized for powder coating. To clean your products, we use a wide range of solvents and techniques, rinse at multiple stages and immediately dry them to prevent corrosion. We offer several conversion coatings for greater adherence with primers and powders.
Masking is a vital step if your products have threads, holes, studs, machined parts or other areas you want to keep clear of powder coating. At Keystone Koating, we provide precision masking services you can add to your powder coating procedure. Our dedicated masking teams use advanced products to protect even the smallest areas and apply them using precise, time-saving techniques to maintain high finish quality and fast turnaround times. Just let us know which parts shouldn’t be coated and we’ll take care of the rest!
We combine our industry expertise with the latest technology to deliver superior adhesion for your selected powder coat. We deliver a positive electrostatic charge to your powders before loading them into our spraying system and ground your metal surfaces for an opposite charge. When sprayed, the charged powders attract to your products and cling to them, remaining tight against the surface until bonding is complete.
We have two locations to handle a wide range of requests and are capable of processing significant quantities with fast turnaround and delivery. Each site offers coating through batch systems and automated powder coating lines.
Our Lititz plant is home to two batch systems and two automated coating lines:
- Automated line: Maximum, with primer: 36″W x 72″H x 240″L, weight 1,100 lbs.
- Automated Line: Maximum, without primer: 24″W x 58″H x 72″L, weight 300 lbs.
- Batch systems: Maximum with primer: 42″W x 72″H x 192″L, weight 800 lbs.
Our Mifflintown location has one batch system and one automated line:
- Automated line: Maximum, with primer: 36″W x 72″H x 192″L, weight 1,100 lbs.
- Batch system: Maximum with primer: 42″W x 74″H x 204″L, weight 800 lbs.
If your products require assembly, let us take care of it for you. After QC inspection, our in-house assembly services help you save time and resources when getting your products to market. We’re able to complete minor assembly on your coated products and components. Our professionals are trained in the handling and assembly of your products, and we strictly follow your requested guidelines.
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