We are a full-service organization, with a number of specialties.
Safeway Services of Rockford Inc. was established in 1989 to provide efficient, expert solutions to businesses and individuals. We are a family owned business and many of our employees have been with us since the beginning. Our primary services include painting and powder coating. We also offer a host of specialty services to cater to the unique needs of our clients. Our partners and staff serve a wide range of individuals, corporations and partnerships.
Quality coating is dependent on the cleaning and treatment phase of the project. We offer a five stage Nanotechnology wash and treatment for most production parts. Our wash system can handle items to 3′ x 3′ x 6′. In addition, we also offer a complete steam cleaning using 100% steam that is not limited by size. We have even done HumVees for the Department of Defense. This is not a hot water pressure washer that people call steam. This is 100% steam, followed by a phosphate coating if needed.
Safeway Services then offers powder coating, solvent coating, water based coatings and a host of other specialty coatings. We apply these in any one of our two Wagner automated powder lines, our electrostatic wet lines or our fluidized bed. Powder Coating is applied either electrostatically or by fluidized bed. When applied electrostatically it is followed by a cure time in an oven. When applied in a fluidized bed, the part is heated first and then dipped in the bed of powder. Each has their advantages and disadvantages and several factors go into the reason for one over the other.
Liquid coatings can be either solvent based, or water based. Again, several factors must be considered before choosing the best coating for your project. We will be happy to help you determine how to get what you need and still keep the costs as low as possible.
Some advantages of Liquid coating over Powder coatings:
- Generally a low cost to make special colors for low run quantities.
- Many can be cured at room temperature.
Some advantages of powder coating over conventional liquid coatings:
- Powder coatings emit zero or near zero volatile organic compounds (VOC)
- Powder coating overspray can be recycled making it possible to achieve 100% transfer efficiency.
- Powder coating production lines generally produce no hazardous waste.