Powder Coating Systems
One of the key elements of the strength, longevity, and durability of Victor Stanley products is their extremely high-quality finish, applied in a complex process which we call Publicote™. All steel components are first put through steel shot blasting, subjected to thorough cleaning and surface preparation, and a five stage chemical pre-treatment including non-chromic sealer.
Pre-heating in a high efficiency gas infra-red oven at 400 °F (204.4 °C) is followed by the application of TGIC powder-coating on all exposed surfaces and then a final cure cycle. This complex and thorough process results in a coating more than twice as thick as the industry standard. The entire process utilizes no toxic solvents, yields no particles of combustion, and represents our ongoing commitment to operating a modern, effective manufacturing process in a responsible and environmentally sound manner.