BRIGHTSMITH LLC has announced that post-painting services are now being offered, in addition to coil coating.
In April of this year, BRIGHTSMITH acquired the assets of CMF Limited in Trenton, N.J. Now known as BRIGHTSMITH, this facility will offer post-painting. PVDF, powder and polyesters are a few of the coatings used for building products. BRIGHTSMITH also coats rims for military vehicles, railings, lawn furniture and swimming pool parts.
Jim Bus, president of BRIGHTSMITH LLC, stated “Post-painting is a cost effective way to offer a variety of colors for small projects, giving the architects and building owners creative freedom. Perforated and/or welded products, extrusions, copings and fabricated panels are just some of the items that can be post-painted. In addition to offering this service, we are fortunate that many of the former CMF employees stayed on in the transition, including plant manager, Keith Schultz. Their years of experience will ensure a quality painted product for our customers.”
BRIGHTSMITH’s coil coating facility, located in Morrisville, Pa., continues to provide pre-painting and laminating of metal coils, and now offers rail service. With the advantage of greater weight capacities and less waste, the added rail service increases efficiency and reduces customers’ costs. The environmentally friendly transportation also reduces truck traffic (one rail car is equivalent to four tractor trailers).
At the upcoming METALCON conference and trade show from Oct. 26 to Oct. 28 in Baltimore, Md., BRIGHTSMITH will be exhibiting at booth #2125. Visit the BRIGHTSMITH booth at METALCON to learn about how their coil coating and post-painting services can help to enhance your business.
“We are proud to welcome Jerry to the CENTRIA Coating Services family and are confident that his added energy and determined focus will greatly enhance our coating services business,” says Preston Bowen, president, CENTRIA. “He brings experience in multiple disciplines within the coil-coatings market, including sales, marketing, technical services, purchasing and operations, as well as a unique perspective to CCS as a former competitor and supplier.”
Hatley’s distinguished career featured leadership roles at premier companies in the coil-coating marketspace, most notably the former Roll Coater Inc. Hatley held the position of executive vice president at Icon Metal Resources LLC, as well as serving as a managing partner with International Metals Processing Inc. His primary task will be achieving profitable growth for CCS and furthering the company’s unique value proposition in the marketplace.
The plant was originally built in 2002, designed from the ground up specifically for paint manufacturing. It was located to serve customers in the southeast and offer next day delivery within a 500-mile radius. Built next to the Wheeler Wild Life Refuge, a 35,000-acre preserve along the Tennessee River and habitat for wintering and migrating birds in the eastern U.S., Dura Coat adheres to stringent environmental restrictions and upholds some of the highest air quality, wastewater and hazardous waste management standards.
Because of increasing demands, the factory needed to expand and has now approximately doubled its manufacturing capacity.
PPG Industries’ coil and building products group has published the “Building Products Coil Coatings Color Guide”, an eight-page brochure featuring 100 coatings color samples categorized according to eight product lines and five resin chemistries.
The booklet highlights 30 individual colors, ranging from regal and bright white to charcoal and solar-reflective black, for DURANAR ULTRA-COOL polyvinylidene fluoride(PVDF) coatings, DURASTAR polyester coatings and Durastar SMP (silicone-modified polyester) coatings. There are five color samples each for Duranar ULTRA-Cool SUNSTORM coatings and three-coat Duranar XL ULTRA-Cool coatings.
ULTRA-Cool coatings by PPG are formulated with proprietary infrared (IR)-reflective pigments and resin technologies that deflect solar heat from buildings, enabling them to stay cooler and consume less energy for air conditioning.
The guide features 10 Duranar VARI-COOL coatings, which combine ULTRA-Cool coatings technology with color-changing polychromatic pigments, along with 10 DURAFORM BP coatings, which are part of a new line of next-generation engineered polyester-resin-based products. Readers also will find five color swatches each for ENVIRON waterborne acrylic coatings and PLASTICRON plastisol-based coatings.
PPG coil coatings are designed to meet a wide range of building applications, from high-end roof and wall panels for monumental buildings to industrial plants, agricultural buildings, garages, warehouses and other utilitarian structures. With their broad color range, PPG coil coatings provide durable, colorfast protection to soffits, gutters, heating and air-conditioning ducts, trim coil and rainware due to their exceptional hardness and resistance to abrasion, chalking, ultraviolet (UV) radiation, moisture, corrosion and weather.
Durapon 70 is one of Dura Coat’s new generation PVDF coatings designed to create an exceptionally tough surface that’s resistant to scratching, scuffing, transit abrasion and the elements, yet is flexible for the most demanding post-forming operations.
For added protection, Dura Coat now offers new Edge Seal, a clear, air dry sealer that is applied with a roller to help seal cut edges of metal panels and trim that occur during the installation process. Edge Seal can also be applied during routine roof maintenance.
Dura Coat Product’s Durapon 70 provides some of the finest metal protection available. With the addition of the new Edge Seal Coating, raw metal edges are also protected against corrosion.