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Powder Coating Services


Burkard Industries has been a leader in providing powder coating services to our clients for over 30 years. We have built a strong reputation using the latest application techniques and top-of-the-line equipment to ensure clients the highest level of product quality.

Further, our quality system meets or exceeds a variety of finishing specifications in accordance with ISO 9001 standards (formerly ISO 9001, 9002 and 9003 – ISO 9001:2000, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 9001:2015).

Competitively priced, our powder coating will stand up to harsh automotive, marine, and industrial environments.


Powder coating goes beyond the capabilities of conventional coatings by providing a highly durable, protective layer that is electro-statically bonded and fused to component surfaces.

Clients choose powder coating for surfaces where maximum protection and lasting appearance are a priority. Powder coated surfaces offer exceptional resistance to corrosion, scratching, and sunlight exposure.

Powder coating is the ultimate choice for many metal finishing applications.


Powder coating is environmentally friendly and unlike liquid coating, powder coats contain no solvents. This means that volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are minimized and a major source of air pollution is eliminated.

Powder Coat Applications

  • Tubing – Fuel line, Brake, Steering & Coolant
  • Automobile Frames
  • Coil Springs
  • Wheels & Bumpers
  • Trailer Hitches
  • Electrical Control Panels
  • Appliances
  • Hospital Equipment
  • Kitchen & Bath Fixtures
  • Farm Implements
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Architectural Components
  • Marine Equipment
  • Window & Door Hardware
  • Commercial Displays
  • Modular Furniture
  • Exterior Doors
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Computer Enclosures

Powder Coat Process

Click the tabs below to learn about each step of Burkard Industries’ state-of-the-art powder coat system.

Pretreatment Process

Parts undergo an eight-stage cleaning and preparation process prior to powder application to ensure optimum adhesion, durability, and appearance.

Powder Application

We use cutting-edge technology and environmentally controlled clean rooms to electro-statically apply powder coatings. Our application process incorporates automatic and manual spray equipment which gives us the ability to work with a wide range of part configurations. Powder coat then cures in our ovens, transforming it into a durable and protective finish.


As experts in masking, our team continues to develop innovative mask designs to provide solutions for even the most complex masking requirements. Our expertise allows us to protect mating and contact surfaces where critical tolerances must be preserved.

Colors, Wrinkles and Textures

Powder coatings are available in a broad range of colors and finishes. Clients can choose from our expansive stock inventory or work with us to create custom color matching.

Process Certifications and Part Testing

Burkard Industries validates the quality of its powder coat process by using American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) procedures to test for salt fog, adhesion, and hardness. We also monitor processing conditions by using Statistical Process Control (SPC) principles to meet client requirements.

Burkard Industries offers Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) submissions, control plans, process certifications, and other customer required quality documentation. Certified to ISO 9002 (formerly ISO 9001, 9002 and 9003 – ISO 9001:2000, ISO 9001:2008, ISO 9001:2015), we are continually improving our processes and standards to supply the highest quality finishes.

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Coating Compliance

From the "Big Three" (Ford, GM, and Fiat Chrysler) in Detroit to Tesla in California and countless other companies around the globe, Burkard Industries has an unrivaled list of compliance approvals. We work with the automotive and commercial industries as well as with the United States Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), prime contractors and their supply chains.

Burkard Industries is also nationally recognized for our military approved zinc phosphate, electrocoating (e-coating), chemical agent resistant coating (CARC), and powder coating services.

MS-PB-45-1E-Coat15-20 microns
MS-PB-45-2E-Coat20 microns (.8 mils)
MS-PB-60-2E-Coat20 microns (.8 mils)
MS-PE-16-2Black Powder Coat.002 Min
MS-PE-16-2Black Powder Coat.002 Min
MS-PE-16-2Black Powder Coat.002 Min
MS-PE-16-2Wheel White Powder Coat.002 Min
MS-PE-16-2Black Powder Coat.002 Min
MS-PB-59-1Gray Powder Coat.002 Min
SpecificationCoating(s) - DescriptionThickness
49-00023-101, -102 or -103
Zinc Phos/E-Coat Prime
.7 - 1.0 mils
Zinc Phos/E-Coat Prime
.7 - 1.0 mils
Military 53030 or 53022 primer
1.0-1.5 mils dry
Military 53084 prime
0.75-1.25 mils
DBL 7391-04
Cathodic e-coat
per part dwg
SpecificationCoating(s) - DescriptionThickness
ESA-M64J19-B1/B4Black Cathodic E-coat20-25 microns
ESB-M70J1-ABlack Powder Coat.001 in min
ESB-M70J5-ABlack Powder Coat
ESE-M2P171-A1/A2Black Powder Coat
ESF-M70J1-ABlack Powder Coat.001 in min
ESF-M70J4-ABlack Powder Coat.003 in min
ESN-M2P86-ABlack Powder Coat
WA05 PB 195ABlack Powder Coat
WSA-M2P170-A1Black Powder Coat
WSB-M64J28-A1/A4Black E-coat20 microns nom.
WSK-M2P153-A1 thru -A6Any (as specified)as req'd to meet perf requirements
WSK-M3P1-Czinc phosphate
WSS-M2P177-B1, -B2
WSS M2P177-C1, -C2, -C3E-Coatspecified on print
WSS-M2P180-CBlack Powder Coat
WSS-M2P185-Apaint performance
WSS-M2P190-Apaint performance"E-coat 20 min
Powder 50 min"
WSS-M21P41-A2cathodic e-coat
WSS-M64J39-A1/A5 System IEdge Protection Cathodic E-coat
WSS-M64J40-A1/A4Epoxy E-Coat over Zn Phos20-25 microns
WSS-M70J5BBlack Powder Coat
SpecificationCoating(s) - DescriptionThickness
GMW14664 Type BPowder coat2-4 mils
GMW14669 Type Aexterior
GMW14669 Type Binterior
GMW14671, Type AE-Coat16-22 microns
GMW14671, Type BE-Coat23-35 microns
GMW14671, Type DPowder>/= 40 microns
GMW14671, Type EType A-D w/specified thicknessas specified
GMW14671, Type Fas specified on dwgas specified
GMW14671, Type GSpray Paint>/= 40 microns
GMW14671, Type He-coat20-40 microns
GM9984120Electrodeposition Primer- Cathodic E-Coat for Small Parts15 or 20 microns
GM9984050Black Powder Coat.038-.075
GM9984050Black Powder Coat.038-.075
GM9984050Black Powder Coat.038-.075
GM9984050Black Powder Coat.038-.075
GM9984275Black Powder Coat1.54-4.0 mils
GM9984275Black Powder Coat1.54-4.0 mils
GM9984275Black Powder Coat1.54-4.0 mils
GM9985586Gray Powder Coat
GM197M WA05 PB 195ABlack Powder Coat
GM197M WA05 PB 195ANeutral Medium Powder Coat
GM/Fisher Guide 3515-2Silver Horn Powder Coat
GM/CPC FBMS 1-43Black Powder Coat
GM4350M-AxxxPerformance spec for EC or Powder
SpecificationCoating(s) - DescriptionThickness
HES D2021 Class 1, Grade 4Black E-coat>20 microns
HES D-22399 Class IIPowder Coat
5100Z-TRO-6001E-Coat"inner 15 min
outer 20 min"
SpecificationCoating(s) - DescriptionThickness
TMS-9009 Class I
Decorative exterior parts
"20 microns Grade 17 or 19
25 microns Grade 20"
TMS-9009 Class IPDecorative exterior parts supplied primed only w/subsequent topcoat.
E-Coat or Powder
15 microns
TMS-9009 Class IINon-Decorative exterior parts that will be topcoated or if not topcoated, will not be subject to UV.
E-Coat or Powder
15 microns
TMS-9009 Class IIADecorative exterior parts that will be topcoated or if not topcoated, will not be subject to UV.
Powder (or E-Coat if post assembly topcoated)
15 microns
TMS-9009 Class IIINon-Decorative interior parts.
E-Coat or Powder
38 microns min
TMS-9009 Class IIIADecorative interior parts that will be subject to UV.
Powder (or E-Coat if topcoated)
38 microns min
TMS-9009 Class IVClass II for frame/chassis parts25 microns
TMS-9009 Class VEngine & engine parts25 microns
TMS-9009 Class VICasting sealer13 microns
CEMS G-5, Part V, Grade-56Cathodic E-coat primer20-24
SpecificationCoating(s) - DescriptionThickness
NES M5083 CEDE-Coat20 microns
NES M5083 CED-EE-Coat/Edge Protection20 microns
NES M5083 CED-TE-Coat/Edge Protection, Thick30 microns
NES M5083 ET-2DPowder Coating20 microns
SpecificationCoating(s) - DescriptionThickness
R026-198-39Black Powder Coat
CMT0030Black E-Coat.6-1.0 mils
CMT0030Black Powder Coat 1.5-3 mils
CMT0030Gray Powder Coat1.5-3 mils
CMT0030Black Powder Coat 1.5-3 mils
CS0031 Type 1Black Powder Coat 1.5-3 mils
CS0031 Type 1Gray Powder Coat1.5-3 mils
CS0031 Type 2Black E-Coat.6-1.0 mils
CMT0048Black Powder Coat
CMT0048Silver Powder Coat
CMT0048Black Powder Coat
CMT0048Red Powder Coat
SpecificationCoating(s) - DescriptionThickness
TSH2354GE-Coat20 microns
01206-00050-AMed build TSH2354G e-coat w/TSH3600 zinc phos
w/enclosure 20-33 microns outside (>15 on inner surfaces)
01206-00344High build TSH2354G e-coat25-45 microns
SpecificationCoating(s) - DescriptionThickness
VW 13750 Ofl-X630 KTLE-Coat (w/zinc phos)15-35 microns
(>/= 12 in cavities)
VW 13750 Ofl-X634 KTLE-Coat (w/zinc phos) w/paint topcoat35-60 microns
(>/= 20 in cavities)
CompanySpecificationCoating(s) - DescriptionThickness
Azure DynamicsSPC00218E-Coat
American AxleMS-4005 Type IIIE-Coat
American AxleMS-4005 Type IVE-Coat
American AxleMS-4005 Rev. EE-Coat
BendixBW-329-P Code ABlack E-Coat
Caterpillar1E1950HBlack Powder Coat
Caterpillar1E1951AYellow Powder Coat
Caterpillar1E1951AYellow Powder Coat
Caterpillar1E1951DGray Powder Coat
Caterpillar1E1952 HBlack Powder Coat
Caterpillar1E1952JBlack Powder Coat
CNHMAT0101QGray Powder Coat
CNHMAT0101QGray Powder Coat
CNHMAT0101QYellow Powder Coat
CNHMAT0101QRed Powder Coat
CNHMAT0101QBlack Powder Coat
CNHMAT0101QTan Powder Coat
CNHMAT0103Black Powder Coat
Cummins21073 Rev.4Lead Free Black E-Coat
DensoCaterpillar RadiatorBlack Powder Coat
Hendrickson Truck34568-003 Rev.GE-Coat
(Johnson Controls)
MEPW-PLUS-SP-04-07-05-EE-Coat or
Powder Coat
Key Safety Systems (KSS)E50266 Rev.06E-Coat
Kenworth (PACCAR)RO26-198-6Black Powder Coat
Kenworth (PACCAR)R026-198-39Black Powder Coat
TeslaTM-0023F-P-EC Table 1E-Coat
TeslaTM-0023F-P-EC Table 2E-Coat
TeslaTM-0023F-P-EC Table 3E-Coat
TeslaTM-0023F-P-EC Table 4E-Coat
TRWMS00019Lead Free Black E-Coat
TRWPS00005Trivalent Zinc Plating
VolvoSTD 121-0006Zinc Black Plating
Western Star Trucks4102-3404E-Coat