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Atlantic Powder Coating Announces New Metal Finishing Products Specifically Designed for the Marine Industry

Published on 2006-10-13. Author : SpecialChem

STEVENSVILLE, Md. -- Atlantic Powder Coating, a leading provider of powder coating and metal finishing services, announced a new line of powder coating products expressly designed to handle the unique needs of the marine industry.

Unlike interior items, marine metals on a boat face a number of demanding environmental conditions such as exposure to sunlight, air, water, and salt that are constantly working to degrade the metal or its finish. This degradation not only effects how the boat looks, but can also negatively impact performance and potentially lead to part failure.

To handle these harsh conditions, Atlantic Powder Coating has partnered with Crosslink Powder Coatings, Inc, a Florida-based manufacturer of polyester and epoxy powders to create coatings formulated especially for the marine environment. These powders were developed, tested, and used in Florida to determine how well they would perform in one of the most demanding marine settings. Under industry-standard, controlled "salt spray" and "salt fog" tests, they have proven to weather extremely well, exceeding the performance of liquid-based coatings in such areas as color and gloss retention, abrasion and impact resistance--and most importantly--resistance to oxidation and corrosion.

"Given the environmental factors associated with marine metals, we realized that there was a need for a specific finish for the industry," said Chuck Bell, President of Atlantic Powder Coating. "These new products provide excellent performance and appearance when compared to liquid based coatings. Powder coating can be used to protect or color-coordinate any of a boat's metal parts including hand rails, ladders, T-tops, cleats and deck hatches to name just a few."

New Products Color-Matched to Industry Leading Marine Paints

Powder coating is an innovation method for applying decorative and protective finishes to a wide range of products and materials. Powder coated surfaces are more resistant to chipping, scratching, fading, and wearing than other finishes. In addition to superior performance, Atlantic Powder Coating can now also match popular colors from leading manufactures such as Alwgrip™ and Imron®. "We are excited to be able to color-match to Awlgrip and Imron, as they have long been the standard for marine paints," noted Bell. "If you are repainting your fiberglass hull or decks, it is a perfect time to consider color-matched powder coating for your related metal parts, rigging and hardware."

About Atlantic Powder Coating

Atlantic Powder Coating provides complete metal finishing - from media blasting and metal stripping, to welding repair and fabrication, to advanced powder coating - giving you a one-stop source for all of your metal finishing needs. We use state-of-the-art technology to provide the highest quality finishing on commercial and consumer products. Centrally located on Kent Island, Md., we handle the entire Baltimore-Washington metro area, while also providing service throughout the mid-Atlantic and eastern coastal regions.

Source: Atlantic Powder Coating

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