Powder Coating

Summit Steel & Manufacturing’s in-house Powder Coating service is the perfect finishing touch to any metal fabrication project.

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Powder Coating Services

If you normally rely on traditional paint for the finish on your products and aren’t happy with the final results, Summit Steel offers superior metal powder coating services that can provide a significant upgrade, as well as cost-effective and environmentally sound solutions. Powder coating and metal fabrication work together to improve the quality, longevity and appearance of products made of steel, aluminum and other metal materials.

Our metal powder coating services are completed by experienced professionals who always strive to exceed expectations regarding quality, service and on-time delivery. We consistently meet the powder coating and fabrication needs of companies of all types and sizes in industries such as automotivemilitary and defenserecreational vehicles and agricultural equipment. Since we’re an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company that’s been in business since 1992, you can count on Summit Steel for all your powder coating needs.

What Is Powder Coating?

Since its early inception in the 1960s, powder coating has revolutionized the finishing process for a wide range of metal and fabricated products and has become a preferred alternative to wet spray painting. Powder coating is a dry process that entails the application of a colored powder. It works via electrostatic spray deposition (ESD).

The process is as follows: A spray gun supplies an electrostatic charge that facilitates the bonding of the powder to the surface of the workpiece. The coated product is then transported to a high-temperature curing oven that dries and hardens the powder into a molecularly dense protective outer layer.

Powder coating for metal fabrication simultaneously serves two essential purposes:

  • It provides a highly durable protective coating on the workpiece.
  • It greatly enhances final

Powder coated surfaces offer excellent resistance to chipping, fading, scratching and wearing, while also providing robust protection against corrosion. As with wet paint, powder coatings are available in a wide variety of attractive colors and multiple finishes such as satin, gloss, metallic, clear and even glitter. Powder coating is also an extremely cost-effective process; unlike paint, you don’t have to apply several coats or frequently re-paint the product to maintain the quality and appearance of the workpiece.

PA Powder Coating Services in Reading, PA

Now that you have an understanding of the basics of the powder coating process, you’re not alone if you find yourself asking, “Where are powder coating services near me?”

Fortunately, our 120,000 square foot facility is proud to offer those in or near Reading, PA the very best in powder coating services.

Since 1992, we’ve been building strong relationships with our clients based on our exceptional services and convenient location. When you choose to work with Summit Steel for your powder coating needs, you get the peace of mind that only comes from knowing a fully trained staff is looking out for your products’ and your company’s best interests.

We’re located conveniently, approximately halfway between Harrisburg — Pennsylvania’s state capital — and Philadelphia, the state’s most well-known city for a host of historic and business reasons. Ultimately, what you get is the satisfaction of working with a true American company that’s not only proud of its own history but also a cutting-edge leader that keeps up with the industry’s latest innovations.

Our Powder Coating Capabilities

Now, let’s take a closer look at the equipment, processes and talented staff that make our powder coating services in Reading, PA a smart choice for any business.

We have the facilities, equipment and expertise to deliver consistently exceptional powder coating results. Summit Steel & Manufacturing operates a fully automated dual booth powder coating line, providing a high degree of versatility. The entire process comprises more than 1,600 feet of product hanging, loading and unloading space. The dual automated powder application booths are enclosed, minimizing the risk of contamination to products and finishes.

Summit Steel’s five-stage iron phosphate wash system provides a clean product and an additional layer of protection under the powder coating.

We can also customize powder coating for metal fabrication to the size and scope of your project. For smaller runs or larger products, the batch powder coating process offers a cost-effective alternative to a work line. We can efficiently and precisely powder coat large parts, assemblies and structural frames that don’t fit through the traditional powder coating line. The main thing to remember is that no fabrication or welding project is too big or too small for our process.

We Offer Environmentally Friendly Powder Coating Services

One of the most important benefits of the powder coating process is that it reduces the potential environmental damages, and therefore eliminates concerns that are present in other types of finishing processes. Powder coatings are free of the harmful solvents that typically exist in wet paints, and they emit fewer volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Powder coating is the perfect solution for any company that’s seeking ways to be a responsible steward of the environment for its stakeholders, customers and ultimately, its brand.

Summit Steel & Manufacturing is committed to protecting the environment as well. The facility operates on a closed loop waste collection system. The waste that we do collect is put in a reverse osmosis treatment process where it is cleaned and reused. It’s just another aspect of our exceptional commitment to state-of-the-art processes that our clients can be proud of.

Choose Summit Steel & Manufacturing

Beyond any single order, it’s the people and businesses that we work with that motivate us to be your number one choice for all manufacturing, welding and fabrication needs. At Summit Steel, we know that our more than 25 years of success in a highly competitive industry is squarely based on the successes of our clients. That’s why we know that once you’ve seen the results of powder coating, you’ll want it for its cost-effectiveness, environmental benefits and the added durability of your product. It makes painting a distant, second-place finish.

Bring your product line to the winner’s circle — contact Summit Steel & Manufacturing today to learn more about the benefits of our powder coating services and receive a free project estimate, or call us directly at 610-921-1119.


We can powder coat the following quality materials:

  • Aluminum: In addition to having an extremely durable finish, powder coated aluminum has a more even and consistent finish than when it’s painted.
  • Carbon Steel: Powder coating seals the carbon steel in a dry process, locking out moisture and air, thereby inhibiting rusting of the workpiece.
  • Stainless Steel: To enhance both its durability and appearance, powder coating stainless steel is a viable choice, especially if you’re looking for a custom finish.