Facts About Marietta Pole Project

Pole refurbishment itself was a 74% savings over buying new poles, saving the city hundreds of thousands. The lead time was also reduced from twelve weeks to one week.

Scope of Work

  • Poles disassembled and electronics removed.
  • Media blasted down to bare metal.
  • Poles cleaned and pretreated.
  • Thermoplastic coating powder applied by electrostatic spray.
  • Task completed by curing at 400 degrees.

Advantages to Thermoplastic Powder Coating

  • Environmentally Friendly – no VOCs, no TGIC, no phthalates, no isocyanates, no halogens and no heavy metals
  • Approved for contact with food and drinking water
  • Will not chip or crack in service
  • Graffiti can be wiped clean using appropriate cleaners
  • Attractive gloss finish in a range of colors
  • Superior resistance to salt, sea, sand, and sun

Thermoplastic stands up to the most abrasive substances, including salt, pollution, harsh climates, and spray paint, and extends the life of a lamppost by up to 50 years. Key benefits also include primer-less long-term adhesion, excellent edge coverage, and high resistance to impact and stress cracking. It has been successfully used as street furniture coating all over the world.