ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Two new vertical powder coating systems designed for coating aluminum extrusions begin operation in the United States this year. Following the efficient vertical powder coating operations that have proven successful in Europe and other parts of the world, the new facilities will speed up production and coating time and offer better quality control for a more economical coating operation. Combined with the environmentally friendly, durable and energy-saving finishing alternative that powder coating provides, the new systems promise to be the first of many new vertical architectural aluminum powder coating lines in North America.

Trevisan Cometal North America Inc. is installing the first complete vertical powder coating line at Extruders Texas in Wylie, Texas, this summer. In the fall, Indalex, Gainesville, Ga., will begin production on its vertical powder coating line.