PAINT AND POWDER COATS
Acrylic "wet" paints are water-borne coatings and meet USDA, EPA, AAMA, and ASTM
specifications. These paints are applied to Gordon products for interior applications.
Gordon has virtually unlimited custom color matching capabilities.
- Use with Interior Products only.
- Perfect for systems that do not get handled after installations.
Powder coat finishes are comprised of acrylic and polyester, and the electrostatic
application offers many advantages over solvent based liquid coatings. Dry powder
coating emits virtually no volatile organic compounds (VOC) into the atmosphere
- For interior use. Not recommended where UV light is a concern.
- Perfect for systems that are accessed or in direct contact with people.
ACROGUARD is a revolutionary, polyester based, high performance powder coat finish.
The durability of ACROGUARD makes it ideal for airports, schools, hospitals, malls,
or other high abuse areas. ACROGUARD is primarily applied to products like column
covers or wall panels.
- This offers the same UV resistance as 50% Kynar®1
- Great Impact and Scratch Resistance
- Perfect for high traffic areas that may get abuse. OK for exteriors if under canopies
that are not in direct sunlight
ACROGUARD-UVX is a durable, hard-surface, super polyester powder coat finish
that provides UV, high impact, and chemical resistance. Its inherit mechanical properties
meet or exceed 70% PVDF (Kynar®1) finishes, yet are available without
the high cost of application and the negative environmental impact of VOCs. With
ACROGUARD-UVX, an extended warranty up to 10 years is available. ACROGUARD-UVX
contributes LEED®2 credits for innovation in design.
ACROGUARD-UVX Exterior Powder Coat provides the following advantages when
compared to 70% PVDF:
- Broad gloss range
- Superior pencil hardness
- Better abrasion resistance
- Higher impact resistance
- No VOCs emitted in pre-treatment process
- Factory finished, Shorter lead-times, No extra transportation required, EPA Compliant
- Endures acid exposure, even against Sulfuric Acid
ACROSTATTM is an additive that can be included in any standard powder
coat, ACROGUARD, and ACROGUARD-UVX powder coat finishes. By adding ACROSTAT to these
powder coat finishes, an antimicrobial powder coat finish is created. These finishes
are utilized when inhibited microbial growth is desired.
GreenWood - Wood Grain Films are architectural laminate finishes that are applied
to aluminum panels and trims, creating the appearance of real wood without the economic
burden of design constraints of natural materials. Just imagine... you can accomplish
your design objectives while conserving our environment.
ACRO-Tech acoustical transparent, textured finish is applied to a metal substrate
and provides the appearance of a painted, level 5, fine texture drywall coating.
The finish is intended for ceiling systems and wall systems that are installed out
of reach by occupants.
Gordon values its reputation for actively pursuing aggressive environmental policies.
Gordon utilizes vendors who share these same values and whose processes employ the
use of recyclable components. Likewise, a strong recycling initiative prevails in
all Gordon manufacturing processes.
Extruded Aluminum is the principle substrate that is utilized in manufacturing of
our ceiling and wall system products. We annually purchase over 4 million pounds
of aluminum extrusions. Our primary supplier for this material currently uses 58.2%
recycled aluminum materials. This material is composed of 39.1% pre-consumer and
19.1% post consumer content - LEED®2 (Leadership in Energy and Environmental
Design) Credits MR 4 – Recycled Content.
When using metal coil materials:
- 30% recycled aluminum coil
- 19% pre-consumer content
- 11% post consumer content
- 73.7% recycled steel coil
- 12.6% pre-consumer
- 61.1% post consumer
In addition to what we purchase, the excess drop materials that naturally occur
in the manufacturing processes are returned to our suppliers for recycling.
Our in-house finishing facility uses only water-soluble / biodegradable materials
yielding no VOC’s. All waste from this process is rated safe for discharge to our
city storm sewer system which is ultimately delivered to our city waste water treatment
plant with no adverse impact to the environment. No hazardous materials are used
in this or any other process within our facility.
Our Environmental Policy is embodied in our Core Values, Beliefs, and Principles.
It is the responsibility of every Gordon employee to continually identify new and
expanded opportunities to not only recycle, but to reduce the root causes of waste.
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1 Kynar® is a registered trademark of ARKEMA, Inc.
2 LEED® is a registered trademark of the U. S. Green Building