Park benches get new
coating with color power
A Midwest manufacturer coats its new product line with a thermoplastic powder that allows the company to offer a 5-year warranty.
Wausau Tile, Wausau, Wis., is a recognized leader in
the production of precast concrete and thermo-coated metal site furnishings, recreation equipment, paving products, terrazzo floor tiles, and architectural specialties.
The company’s Metal-Form Division produces high-quality
metal furnishings with ultravioletlight stability, including tables, benches, and waste containers. The manufacturer was seeking an enhanced-performance coating to support a new line of park benches in the competitive outdoor furniture segment. As it considered finishing
options, the company discovered the performance benefits of a new powder coating formulation—a functionalized polyethylene thermoplastic.