OUR QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM
All-Color Powder Coating takes pride in being amongst the leaders applying in-house quality assurance practices. With our quality assurance laboratory utilizing the latest in testing technologies, we are able to control the outcome of the final product. These testing methods allow us to confirm our current processes and procedures. It also allows us to work with our customers to successfully work through any unique quality testing specifications.
Utilizing our equipment, we can test to the ASTM standards for hardness, color, gloss, impact, thickness, adhesion, and cure.
We also employ equipment to make sure our oven outputs are performing at optimal levels. On a daily basis, we conduct multiple tests to ensure that all stages of our wash systems are performing at peak levels.
QA LAB AND TESTING
All-Color Powder Coating has gone to great lengths to install a Quality Assurance Lab within our facility. Larry Rybowiak is the Quality Assurance Specialist, responsible for maintaining our internal quality control processes and management systems and performing quality control tests on materials entering and leaving our facility to assure the finished products maintain a level of high quality standards.
Regarding the Quality Assurance Lab at All-Color Powder Coating: “We realized there was a need to incorporate this testing lab into our facility to ensure the highest level of quality that we as a company deem important,” comments Mark Mortensen, President of All-Color Powder Coating.
The lab is designed to perform testing in line with the ASTM standards for the powder coating industry. The QA Lab is furnished with equipment which will allow for testing thickness, adhesion, hardness, impact resistance, flexibility, color and gloss. All-Color Powder Coating is beginning the process of obtaining PCI 3000 certification from the Powder Coating Institute (PCI), which will open the door to new business. Ultimately, the goal is to maintain our high level of quality while continuously improving our processes and the service to our customers.
CERTIFICATIONS AND QUALIFICATIONS
All-Color Powder Coating is both PCI 3000 and Axalta Coating Systems Star Coater Certified. To obtain and maintain these certifications, All-Color is subjected to an extensive evaluation of its business practices, process elements, equipment capabilities, employee competencies and quality control capabilities through on-site audits conducted by each of these organizations. These certifications indicate to our customers that they will consistently receive a high quality powder coated product with a high level of customer satisfaction. Having these certifications differentiates us from our competition and shows our devotion to quality and customer service excellence within our industry.
POWDER COATING INSTITUTE (PCI) CERTIFICATION
Since September 2010, All-Color Powder Coating has been part of an elite group of custom powder coaters who have obtained the PCI 3000 certification through the Powder Coating Institute (PCI). PCI’s certification program evaluates the company’s business practices, process elements, equipment capabilities, employee competencies and quality control capabilities to ensure a high level of customer service and satisfaction. The ultimate goal of PCI is to improve and enhance the powder coating process within the powder coating industry.
Experienced PCI auditors conducted an on-site audit of All-Color Powder Coating’s facility and processes using a point based system. All-Color Powder Coating received a score of 882 out of a possible 905 for the 2018 audit, qualifying them for immediate certification. A score of at least 547 was required for certification. All-Color Powder Coating is the first custom coater to obtain PCI 3000-H certification for its medium density fiberboard (MDF) and low cure substrate processes.
“The combination of our new quality assurance (QA) lab, our state-of-the-art equipment and high training and safety standards, made completing the audit the final step affirming that All-Color Powder Coating produces an excellent powder coated product with a high degree of customer satisfaction,” stated Larry Rybowiak, Quality Assurance Specialist for All-Color Powder Coating.
“PCI certification is a significant achievement as it establishes high quality standards and a high level of customer satisfaction for companies within our industry. Passing this audit differentiates us from our competitors,” states Mark Mortensen, President of All-Color Powder Coating. “We take a lot of pride in being one of the few companies to have received PCI 3000 certification which is a confirmation of our ability to provide our customers with a high quality powder coated product and ensuring a high level of customer satisfaction.”
AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS STAR COATER CERTIFICATION
All-Color Powder Coating has joined other custom powder coaters who have obtained Axalta’s Star CoaterSM Certification through Axalta Coating Systems.
As a member of Axalta’s Star CoaterSM Program, All-Color invited Axalta Coating Systems to audit its operations in order to qualify for certified status. The audit examined 10 different areas of the business’ operation including safety, quality, training, and customer satisfaction. An experienced Axalta auditor conducted an on-site audit of All-Color Powder Coating’s facility using a point based system.
“All-Color passed the Star CoaterSM Certified audit with flying colors!” comments Trena Benson, marketing manager for Axalta Coating Systems. “All-Color scored extremely high in all 10 areas of the audit and was granted certification by an independent industry consultant which reviewed the details of the audit.”
Axalta Coating Systems understands the demands on the custom powder coater in today’s marketplace. “We established the Star Coater Program in an effort to assist the custom coater in facing these demands with a continuous improvement mentality and All-Color is a perfect example” said Trena Benson. “Going one step further, to obtain certification, differentiates them as a quality-oriented, customer-focused coater.”
We are proud to have received the Axalta Star CoaterSM Certification. It illustrates our ability to provide our customers with a powder coated product that meets the highest level of standards in the industry today.