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Where is the AMPC factory situated?

All Metals Powder Coating is located in Penrith, at the rear of the Boval Engineering building.

 

13 Coombes Drive

Penrith NSW 2750

 

For full contact details please visit the Contact Page.

 

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How many people work at AMPC?

AMPC employ 5 staff at any one time.

 
AMPC aim to employ the best people to ensure all workmanship at the factory is to the highest standards and meet customers requirements. Staff at AMPC have a combined experience of more than 80 years in the powder coating industry.

 

Do AMPC have their own trucks for pick and delivery?

Yes!

 

AMPC has 2 reliable pantech trucks, allowing AMPC to offer a delivery service to their customers. AMPC staff will work closely with you to ensure the delivery of your products is completed safely, timely and efficiently.

 
All of the AMPC vehicles are regularly serviced and well maintained by qualified staff and drivers. The AMPC delivery drivers are experienced in handling large and unique projects, so they can ensure your delivery is handled with care.

 

For more information about AMPC’s delivery options please contact AMPC via the Contact Page.

 

Can AMPC supply packaging so as the goods are protected?

AMPC can offer customers a range of packaging options, including automatic stretch wrapping. Care is taken with all packaging to ensure the protection of your goods.

 

What are AMPC's normal working hours?

AMPC’s normal office hours are:

 

Monday – Thursday

6.30am – 3pm

 

Friday

6.30am – 12.30pm

 

Weekend shifts are also possible when project load requires.

 

What is powder coating?

Powder coating is a type of protective and decorative coating that is applied electrostatically as a dry powder. This is then cured under heat in an oven to allow flow and form a tough, solid film.

 
It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint.

 
For more information about powder coating visit the Powder Coating Page.


 

What is the maximum size item you can powder coat?

AMPC’s powder coating facility can powder coat products on the conveyorised line up to 770mm wide, 1600mm high and 2700mm long. The plant is ideal for both short and long quantity runs.

 
In addition, AMPC have a batch plant with capacity up to 1700mm wide, 2700mm high and 3200mm long.

 
For more information about AMPC’s Powder Coating capabilities visit the Powder Coating Page.


 

Is the material cleaned before it is powder coated?

It is important to provide a clean and pre-treated surface so the powder coating can adhere to the product.

 
A four stage pre-treatment process including a phosphate conversion coating is used by AMPC for the preparation of each metal surface. This, along with an essential cleaning procedure to eliminate surface soils and imperfections, ensures a perfect powder coated surface every time.

 
Proper and effective pre-treatment is critical to a successful, long-life powder coated surface. Pre-treatment of metals is done in order to eliminate the soils and imperfections on the substrate and then the creation of a surface for bonding.

 
Most powder coatings generally require no primers.

 
For more information about pre-treatment visit the Powder Coating Page.


 

What powder coating colours are available?

All Metals Powder Coating offers powder coating in a wide variety of colours, textures and gloss levels.

 
Dulux Powder Coatings is AMPC’s preferred supplier of powders. The Dulux range has a wide variety of colours from the standard range to custom made orders; view the Dulux website for colour charts.

 
Dulux also offer a variety of gloss level finishes (gloss, satin or matt) and various effects (pearl effects range and ripple effects range).

 
While Dulux is the preferred supplier, All Metals Powder Coating are capable of using any major brand of powder.

 
Contact AMPC if you have specific requirements.


 

What other coatings do AMPC offer other than powder coat?

If powder coating is not suitable for your job requirements, AMPC can offer both wet spraying and electrical corrosion insulation as alternative coatings.

 
Wet Spray:
The metal finishing process of wet spray is ideal for items which cannot tolerate the high temperatures involved in the powder coating process. The finish achieved from the wet spray process is very similar to that of powder coating. It is a durable coating in a wide variety of colours, textures and gloss levels.

 
For more information about Wet spray visit the Wet Spray Page.
 
Electrical / Corrosion Insulation:

AMPC use a technique called fluidised bed technique, where the product to be treated is heated so that a linear low density polyethylene can be applied up to 400 to 500 micron thick, (depending on the product to be treated).

 
For more information about Electrical Corrosion insulation visit the Electrical / Corrosion Insulation Page.


 

What is the sand blasting capacity?

AMPC’s Sand Blasting machine is 1.8m wide x 1.9m height x 3m depth.

 
For more information about AMPC’s Sand Blasting capabilities visit the Sand Blasting Page.