“Who Powder Coated the Aluminium”.
When problems arise with Powder coating finishes, the first question is “Who Powder Coated the Aluminium”. This can be difficult and may require expensive testing and inturn that may not give the answer.
All aluminium needs to be pre treated to ensure the correct bond between the aluminium and the powder coating, this is all part of Powderline Warrantable process as a Registered Coater.
Powderline Coatings, in conjunction with the Chemetall organisation have implemented a trace element in our pre-treatment system (preparation of the aluminium for the powder coat). This ensures that our pre treatment process is always traceable on the under the powder coated aluminium.
Why do you need Product Traceability
With so much aluminium being sourced from plants overseas and Unregistered Coaters applying Powder Coating the quality can be in question.
Overseas Aluminium can have quality and colour matching issues. They also do not always Powder coat to the AS3715 Australian Standard.
When it comes to the application and durability of the powder, it’s the pre-treatment under the Powder Coating which is important.
If coating defects appear in the Powder coating you can be exposed to a complex and costly rectification process, especially with an overseas or unregistered coaters product.
Additionally with poor records and many coaters doing the work on a project, the “Who Powder Coated the Aluminium” can become an important issue.
Also remember the Warranty comes from the joint registration of Powderline Coating and the Powder manufacturer.
It is not worth the risk – especially when Powderline Coatings offer you the ongoing reliability of a Product Traceability coated to the standard you expect.