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Palm City, FL, United States, 2008/07/16 - Coastal Powder Coatings, Inc. in Palm City, FL announced today its grand opening with the completion of its new state of the art E.S.P. (Electrostatic Spray Painting) facility in Palm City (Stuart) Florida - CoastalPowder.com.
Coastal Powder Coatings, Inc. in Palm City, FL announced today its grand opening with the completion of its new state of the art E.S.P. (Electrostatic Spray Painting) facility, according to Anthony Poma, General Manager of Coastal. The facility is designed and constructed to provide an exceptional level of quality and to handle the painting of products that other facilities cannot.
“We are able to paint almost any item,” Poma said. “Our facility caters to and welcomes the Southeast’s finest aluminum railing manufacturers, fabricators, and metalwork specialists.”
Coastal’s conveyor line can accommodate railing and other fabrications up to 24’ in length and up to 8’ high, and returns up to 5’. A second track can be used to coat products up to 43’ in length and 9’ in height. Coastal is the only facility in South and Central Florida specifically engineered to handle these products.
Coastal Powder Coatings, Inc. uses a six stage, non-chrome conversion pretreatment process to ensure the highest quality finish. The product is first sprayed with a concentrated, heated acidic cleaner to clean, degrease and etch the surface, and rinsed in clear water.
Then it is sprayed with a non-heated acidic treatment to deoxidize, de-smut, and further etch the surface to receive the coating. It is then rinsed with pure water treated through our reverse osmosis, ultraviolet, multi-stage filtration process. It is then sealed with a non-chrome conversion coating to eliminate oxidation and for optimal paint adhesion.
“The product then enters our unique drying oven that forces hot air from the bottom of the oven,” Poma added. “The air is turned every six minutes in a convection process that allows consistent airflow over the entire product and prevents the heat from simply rising to the top of the oven.”
The automated line allows the product to remain untouched throughout the process, eliminating the possibility of contamination and non-adhesion of the paint. Once dried, the product continues to the spray booth.
E.S.P. guns are used to coat the product. The company offers 24 standard colors and a virtually unlimited array of custom colors to suit any need. Their standard paints are super-durables with five year durability. In addition, they offer high-performance flouropolymer thermosetting resin coatings with 10-15 year durability. These coatings are excellent for the highly corrosive coastal environments of Florida. Coastal Powder Coatings, Inc. provides warranties at an additional cost.
“The product then enters the baking oven, which is capable of heating to 500 farenheight” Poma said. “The painted product is wrapped for customer pickup. Instead of standard bubble-wrap, we use 3/16” foam to wrap the top cap so that damage will not occur in transit.”
Coastal has a water-jet cutting machine that can produce custom or production runs. The system is CAD/CAM assisted and can handle sheets up to 6’x12’ in size and from 1/8” to 6” in thickness.
Coastal Powder Coatings, Inc.’s hours of operation are 6:00 am to 5:30 pm. Contact Anthony Poma (Cell) 772-263-2745 for pricing or to schedule an onsite visit of our facilities.