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THICKCOAT™ Galvanization Has You Covered

Stanley-Bostitch Introduces a New Technology in Galvanization that Outperforms Other Galvanized Fasteners in the New ACQ Pressure Treated Wood

Stanley-Bostitch introduces THICKCOAT™ Galvanization, a new line of fasteners specifically designed to protect against today’s more corrosive pressure treated lumber with Alkaline Copper Quaternary (ACQ). This new fastener coating technology uses an enhanced electro-galvanization process to apply more than 2 ½ times the amount of zinc than conventional electro-plating, and couples a chromate layer to each nail for exceptional rust resistance. THICKCOAT™ Galvanization delivers superior corrosion-resistance performance to hot dipped fasteners by providing a denser, more consistent and uniform coating of zinc on the fastener. In independent lab salt spray tests, THICKCOAT™ Galvanized fasteners outperformed the industry’s leading hot dipped competitors.

LAS VEGAS, Nevada, January 19, 2004 - Looking for a fastener that can withstand today’s more corrosive pressure treated wood additives? Look no further than the new THICKCOAT? Galvanized fasteners from Stanley-Bostitch. Stanley-Bostitch, a product group of The Stanley Works (NYSE: SWK), introduces THICKCOAT™ Galvanized fasteners, a solution for construction professionals looking for a nail designed to perform in all pressure treated wood. Independent lab salt spray testing has shown this innovative zinc galvanization technology provides superior corrosion performance to the industry’s leading hot dipped fasteners when driven into Alkaline Copper Quaternary (ACQ) treated lumber. Stanley-Bostitch recommends the new THICKCOAT™ Galvanized fasteners for use in all pressure treated lumber situations and states this claim on every box.

THICKCOAT™ Galvanized fasteners feature more than 2 ½ times the amount of zinc than a conventional electro-plated fastener. A chromate coating is then added to provide additional corrosion resistance and a polymer coating is applied to increase withdrawal performance.
This new enhanced electro-galvanization technology differs from the common method of hot dip galvanization - dipping a fastener in molten zinc, which applies a porous, non-uniform zinc coating. THICKCOAT™ electro-galvanized fasteners deliver superior corrosion-resistance performance to hot dipped fasteners by providing a denser, more consistent and uniform coating of zinc on the fastener. When combined with the additional chromate layer, this provides superior protection to other zinc-coated fasteners. Laboratory testing has shown THICKCOAT™ fasteners corrode at approximately half the rate of hot dipped galvanized fasteners.

“The introduction of new pressure-treated wood formulations has raised a lot of questions in the industry as to which fasteners are now suitable to use,” said Thomas Mardo, Global Fastener Product Manager for Stanley-Bostitch. “THICKCOAT™ Galvanized fasteners give construction professionals and wood suppliers a dependable fastener solution by delivering the highest-performing galvanized fasteners available.”

In independent salt spray tests, THICKCOAT™ Galvanized fasteners outperformed the industry’s leading hot dipped competitors when driven into ACQ lumber. While the hot dipped fasteners exhibited red rust on the nail heads, the most common fastener complaint by customers, the THICKCOAT™ Galvanized fasteners demonstrated almost twice as many salt spray hours before the first indication of red rust was identified.

THICKCOAT™ Galvanized fasteners are available in a variety of wire-weld collated stick and coil framing sizes.


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