Substrates Coated: Powder Coating - Architectural; Glass; MDF; Die Cast; Aluminum Extrusion; Cold Roll; Hot Roll; Galvanized.
Pretreatment: In-line 7-Stage, 100% stainless steel, pure de-ionized (DI) water pretreatment system; dedicated cleaner and iron phosphate stages. 7-Stage Washer Comparison Chart 7-Stage Washer What it Means to You
Testing Capabilities: Expert testing equipment is used to accurately measure:
Thickness (ASTM D1186)
Gloss (ASTM D-523)
And other industrial specific testing procedures
MEK Rub Test - The MEK Rub Test, otherwise known as the Methyl Ethyl Ketone resistance test, is an effective method to ensure that our powder coatings are properly cured.
Bend Testing Test - As per ASTM D1737, Bend testing indicates that the level of adhesion and flexibility of a finish on test panels. Impact Testing - As per ASTM D279, Impact testing indicates adhesion properties of the finish when rapidly deformed.
Cross-Hatch Adhesion Testing - Cross-Hatch Adhesion testing is a simple and effective test. Per ASTM D-3359 A & B, Cross-Hatch tape adhesion testing is used to evaluate the bonding properties of the finish to the substrate.
Special Notes: Statistical Quality Control - "You don't know what to do if you don't know what you have done"
Sundial successfully employs a Six Sigma Statistical approach to quality. Quality affects the type of artisan we train, the complexity of the pre-treatment water system, and the powder coating process. By using digital travelers in the powder coating shop, line workers can visually identify important areas (i.e., hook marks, powder build-up, packaging, etc.). Travelers are also designed to collect data, (i.e., chemical titration, cure temp., thickness, gloss level, etc.). This information is then plugged into a specially designed database created by Powdersoft. The end result is quality that is visual, measured and repeated.