One of the largest batch ovens in the Northeast!
With DeLoKa’s capabilities and value added services there is no job we can’t do! Our Powder Coating Process Explained:
Step One: Arrival and Unload
On arrival at DeLoKa, either one of our two over head cranes and/or forklifts will unload your product.
Step Two: Surface Preparation
At DeLoKa, we will assess the best way for the surface to be prepared, either by using our pre-treatment wash process or our in-house sandblasting capabilities. For more details on these processes please see our Surface Preparation page. Once the product is racked it is moved into our pre-treatment wash booth.
Step Three: Oven Dry off/Preheat
Whether the parts are sandblasted or put through our pre-treatment wash process they are then moved into our oven to remove any moisture and to promote out gassing of the substrate.
Step Four: Powder Application
DeLoKa offers a powder booth that has the latest version of application equipment. After the parts are in the booth, they are sprayed with an electrostatically charged powder that adheres to the grounded parts. All of the powders that DeLoKa offers have specific applications that vary depending on the end use of the product.
Step Five: Oven Curing
After the parts have been powdered, they are then placed into the batch oven. At this time, the curing cycle fuses the powder to the substrate surface, creating a durable high quality finish.
Step Six: Quality Control
Quality Control plays a major role in DeLoKa’s finishing process. DeLoKa has its own in house quality control program that consists of the following tests:
- Cross Hatch Adhesion Test (ASTM D3359)
- Hardness Test (ASTM D3363)
- Bend Test (ASTM D522)
- Solvent Cure Test (PCI #8)
- Dry Film Thickness
- Visual Inspection
Step Seven: Packaging and Shipment
DeLoKa is proud to have a team that appreciates its finished product and we want to deliver that same feeling to you. We will do whatever it takes to guarantee the safe shipment of your product to its final destination. We are able to receive and ship out of our two loading docks, as well as our inside loading bay that accommodates tractor trailers.