AAMA Specifications
Houston Powder Coaters offers a wide variety of architectural finishes that meet or exceed AAMA’s (American Architectural Manufacturers Association) voluntary specifications for performance requirements and testing procedures. In particular, HPC offers a tremendous selection of colors from a large number of powder manufacturers that comply with AAMA 2603 and AAMA 2604.

AAMA 2603
AAMA 2603 requires that panels, after tested in Florida for one year, only incur slight cracking, fading, and chalking should occur to the coating. Although this specification has outdoor property allowances, it is typically for interior applications where color retention is not required. These standard polyester resin systems are suitable for residential and commercial applications such as ceiling supports / panels, interior doors, windows, handrails, and fixtures. Architects, building owners, and developers should determine which specification is required to ensure the optimal powder performance.

AAMA 2604
AAMA 2604 requires that panels, after tested in Florida for five years, must not have color change of more than 5 Delta E units, and there should be a minimum of 30% gloss retention. Furthermore, chalking must not be more than a number 8 rating (based on the ASTM 4214 test). This “super durable” polyester resin system is suitable for residential and commercial applications that experience high-traffic environments and highly exposed architectural elements. Balconies, handrails, fences, flagpoles, light poles, & exterior extrusions are well suited applications for this highly protective, high weather-ability formulation.

Our Ovens
Oven (1) Size – 75’ x 12’ x 10’
Oven (2) Size – 26′ x 12′ x 12′
Oven (3) Size – 36′ x 12′ x 12′

  • Pass-Through Batch Convection Gas Ovens

  • Can accommodate panels or gates up to 15′ tall (propped on the diagonal)

  • 3-Set Railing System designed for efficient traversing through pass-through operation

Blasting Booth – 65’ x 16’ x 15’

  • Indoor Abrasive Blasting Booth

  • Steel Grit & Crushed Glass Capabilities (for carbon steel, stainless steel, galvanized steel
    and aluminum pieces)

Handling Capabilities
Able to handle individual parts up to 25,000 lbs.

Batch Racks
Over 50 customized box, base, and tree racks with fixed and swivel casters designed for small and large quantity runs

Coating Booths
Nordson Encore LT Manual Powder Guns with VBF Dolly Systems

QA / QC Areas
Over 20,000 square feet of indoor space with additional lighting, specially created for proper quality assurance (regardless of the weather or time of day)
Standard turnaround time is five (5) business days. However, rush jobs are available for an additional cost and with prior approval.

Architectural Design

Houston has seen an influx of new construction for residential, commercial, and industrial facilities.  This work includes the fabrication and assembly of miles of railing, banisters, light poles, awnings, drive-gates, and perimeter fencing.  Houston Powder Coaters can easily handle these large jobs that can span weeks, months, and even years.  Furthermore, HPC will assist project turnarounds by coating the aluminum extrusions used in windows, doorframes, building facades, bathroom, kitchen, and electrical fixtures.

Stay at the forefront of architectural trends by having special formulated colors to match.  Houston Powder Coaters works with the top powder manufacturers in North America to offer premium coatings that are extremely durable, aesthetically pleasing, and environmentally responsible.  These electrostatically applied powders are specially formulated for exterior (and interior) aluminum, steel, and galvanized metal applications.

Houston Powder Coaters offers a full range of protective baked-on coatings that integrate into the metal, ensuring a durable yet elegant protective finish.  With over 130 colors in stock and hundreds more to choose from, HPC will assist in finding the proper application for your project’s needs.

Bridges / Road Barriers / Street Signs

In addition, Houston Powder Coaters offers a variety of protective coatings for light poles, guard rails, posts, barriers, road signs, and fencing that border high-traffic areas.  These chip-resistant and high-weatherability coatings will take the abuse that highways and roadways offer.  Call HPC to inquire about a variety of thermoplastic coatings that are more resilient to road debris abrasions.

Restaurants / Resorts / Stadiums / Public Venues

Houston Powder Coating proudly serves the finer restaurants, bars, hotels, and resorts of the Greater Houston area.  If your facility has an outside eating area, pool deck, courtyard, or balcony, then let Houston Powder Coaters improve the quality of your customers’ experience by refinishing ornate patio tables, chairs, ottomans, benches, fences, gates, railings and banisters.

Schools / Universities / Religious Campuses

Houston Powder Coaters specializes in the coatings of “anything metal”.  Shelves, book carts, tables, playground sets, light poles, stadium signs, bike racks, weight room equipment, trash cans, ramps, rails, bleachers, goal posts, and much, much more.  Houston Powder Coaters offers a full range of protective baked-on coatings that integrate into the metal, ensuring a durable yet elegant protective finish.