Tin Panel Production Process
November 11, 2013
We pride ourselves on offering American made products. But as one of the only on-shore tin ceiling manufacturers and suppliers, you may be curious how we can offer the lowest prices in the world for finished tiles without sacrificing high quality materials. We’ll break down the process for you:
American Tin Ceiling Company purchases large coil stock from US Steel.
We stamp and emboss the metal.
Add the color.If it is purchased in a color, the tiles are then sent through one of the powder coating lines and baked in an oven. Our finishes offer a variety of superior quality colors not offered by other manufacturers. We have developed our own custom formulated colors and antiquing methods from industry leaders like Dupont, Tiger DryLac and TCI that you won’t find anywhere else.
Powder coating is formulated of polyester resin, pigment, and occasionally pulverized metal, which are electrostatically charged with opposing currents and sprayed onto the panels. This electricity ensures the product surface is evenly coated with long lasting adhesion. The coated tiles are hung on a conveyer belt and run through an automatic powder booth, where guns are used to spray powder onto the panels. Once the color is on, they are put into a 400-450 degree oven to cause the pigments to melt and gel to the tiles.
Orders are shipped by a variety of carriers depending on your location, and the size of the order. We ship globally and offer the best prices available, often over 50% off standard freight rates through large volume deals negotiated with FedEx, Con-Way, and Southeastern Freight.
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