Gold Coat Offers Double-Barrier Protection, With a Patented
Organic Polymer Applied On Top of a Traditional Zinc Coating
BURNSVILLE, MN (May 21, 2013) - USP Structural Connectors, a MiTek Industries company, announced today that it has launched a new line of Gold Coat extended life structural connectors and fasteners.
Gold Coat offers a multi-layer protection system that is ideal for corrosive environments. For all Gold Coat products, USP first applies a standard zinc layer over a steel substrate. To add to the zinc's protection against corrosion, USP applies an innovative and patented organic polymer barrier layer. The non-reactive, organic polymer layer – the Gold Coat – provides an extremely effective barrier to the ion exchange and electrochemical reactions that cause corrosion. USP's patented polymer application process creates superior adhesion that bonds the Gold Coat to the zinc galvanization, providing maximum durability throughout manufacturing, shipping, and installation. USP's double barrier offers the industry's best protection against corrosion, far exceeding the performance of other connectors and fasteners on the market today. Visit USP's Gold Coat website for more information: http://www.uspconnectors.com/GoldCoat/
"Gold Coat's double-layer protection offers resistance to corrosion that rivals stainless steel, and is by far the industry leader in the connector and fastener sector for its cost," said USP's Barry Ashwell. "Most connector and fastener companies offer zinc coating or the much more expensive option of stainless steel for protection from corrosion, but the double-barrier protection of Gold Coat offers a cost-effective alternative in highly corrosive environments."
About USP Structural Connectors
Since 1954, USP Structural Connectors (a division of MiTek) has become the world's leading manufacturer of code-approved structural connectors, anchors, epoxy and innovative software solutions for the residential, commercial building and DIY markets. With safety and quality foremost in mind, USP delivers over 4,000 products, backed by professional engineering, technical support and international sales teams. In USP's quest to build stronger, safer structures, the Company is dedicated to providing its customers with a competitive advantage. USP is headquartered in Burnsville, MN. Learn more at: www.USPConnectors.com.
MiTek is the world's leading supplier of state-of-the-art engineered products, software, and services for the residential building components industry. The Company prides itself on providing the competitive edge for each of its customers. Although MiTek's operations are global, its business focus is always local, and the Company has a well-earned reputation for customer dedication. Every product and service MiTek delivers is designed to answer real customer needs. MiTek is a Berkshire Hathaway Company (NYSE: BRK-A, NYSE: BRK-B). Learn more: www.MiTek-US.com.
John D. Wagner