Harsco Industrial IKG GrateCoat®

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Through a multi-million dollar investment in powder coat technology, Harsco Industrial IKG (IKG) is the first grating manufacturer to offer powder coat finish as a standard paint for bar grating. Our new GrateCoat® finish is available in standard colors of Black and Gray, or we can match the paint colors on your existing applications.

With chip, scratch and fade resistance that far exceeds commonly available oil and water based paint finishes, GrateCoat® gives high performance and a uniform application with no drips, runs or flaking.

Powder coating is an advanced method of applying a protective finish to a wide range of materials and products that are used by both industries and consumers. The powder used for the process is a mixture of finely ground particles of pigment and resin, which is sprayed onto a surface to be coated. The charged powder particles in GrateCoat® adhere to the electrically grounded surfaces of the grating until heated and fused into a smooth coating in a curing oven. The result is a uniform, durable, high-quality, and attractive finish.

GrateCoat® is also highly protective of our environment. While liquid finishes contain solvents which have pollutants known as volatile organic compounds (VOC’s), powder coating contains no solvents and releases negligible amounts, if any, of VOC’s into the atmosphere. Most powder coating overspray that does not adhere to the part can be retrieved and reused, virtually eliminating the waste commonly found in liquid finishing processes.

Harsco IKG’s standard paint is specifically designed to be an economical surface coating that provides improved aesthetics under certain, controlled environmental conditions.  The surface coating is NOT designed to protect the grating from the elements and is to be considered for use in temperature and humidity controlled, interior applications.  The paint is not designed to provide any significant level of wear resistance.  Moderate foot traffic and the use of wheeled equipment across the grating may cause the paint to delaminate and fail.  Solvents, acids, corrosive liquids, cutting fluids, excessive heating of areas on or around the painted surface and / or penetration of the coating may also cause the surface finish to perform unsatisfactorily. 

Harsco IKG can explore alternate surface coating options for customers that require improved performance characteristics.

 

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