Page Furnishers has always been at the forefront of industry
best practices. One area that demonstrates this more than any other is the
Powder Coating process employed by Page Furnishers.
First I need to quickly explain what is Powder Coating.
Powder coating is a process where a fine ceramic colour coat of ‘powder’ is
applied to metal frames. It is then baked in an oven to produce a hard-wearing
coating that bonds to the metal frame. The coating is not only for aesthetics, it
is also much more durable than epoxy paint (2-Pack). Also, unused Powder Coat
can be reclaimed, unlike wet paint, and used again. Reducing waste to nearly
Many companies use Powder Coat for the reasons above.
However, they use more chemically based methods of cleaning and treating the
metal before coating. One of the most widely used chemical processes utilizes a
chemical called Chromium 6. Chromium 6 is a carcinogenic molecule that has been
linked to respiratory illnesses, cancers, and heart disease. Page avoids this
issue by using an Ambient Temperature Chemical Process. This process
accomplishes the same outcome without any Chromium 6 and removes the need for
the chemicals to be heated before application – saving money and energy.
The other element that differentiates Page from other Powder
Coaters, is Page’s use of Reverse Osmosis water (RO) rather than the industry
standard Deionized water (DI). RO water has all of the impurities stripped from
it by forcing the water through a fine membrane, that filters out the
impurities and chemicals found in regular tap water. DI water has a similar
process but relies on a resin bed to absorb and treat the impurities. The resin
bed needs to be replenished often, it is constantly eaten away by the treatment
of the water. The RO plant produces and re-treats water, at a fraction of the
cost of a DI system.
Page Furnishers prides itself on the investment that it has
made into sustainable
Powder Coating. The result is a much cheaper process, with much less
wastewater, by-products and energy used to achieve the same quality result.