Material Specifications & Finishes

Note: Specifications subject to change without notice.

Carbon Steel

  • ASTM A1011-00 SS GR 33 or ASTM A1011-00CS Type B/

304 Stainless Steel

  • AASTM A240 (Type 304)

316 Stainless Steel

  • AASTM A240 (Type 316)

316 Stainless Steel Nuts

  • AASTM A276-03

Aluminum

  • A ASTM B209 (Type 5052-H32)

PL

  • Uncoated Carbon Steel. There is no coating on the steel except a possibility of some oil left on the part from the pickle and oil or fabrication process.

EG

  • Electroplated Zinc also known as Electro-Galvanized. Electroplating deposits zinc on the surface of the steel by electrolysis from a bath of zinc salts. This coating is recommended for relatively dry indoor use. This is the standard coating for most Jet Stream products. The thickness of zinc applied in this method is between 0.2 mils to 0.5 mils [5.1 µm to 12.7 µm]. Coatings on Jet Stream products labeled EG meet ASTM B633 SC1 Type III.

HD

  • Hot Dip Galvanized After Fabrication. The steel is zinc coated by hot dipping the fabricated product. The product is dipped in molten zinc and is completely covered on all surfaces. This coating is generally recommended for outdoor use. Coatings on Jet Stream products labeled HD meet ASTM A123/153. The zinc coating thickness is typically 2.6 mils [66.0 µm ] or 1.5 oz. per square foot [0.46 kg per square meter] per side.

YC

  • Yellow Zinc Dichromate. A 0.5 mil [12.7 µm] electro-galvanized zinc plating meeting ASTM B633 SC1 Type III is applied to the surface of the metal. Yellow Dichromate is applied over the zinc. This results in a yellowish gold appearance and acts as a nonporous barrier sealant that is corrosion resistant and can be painted.

CP

  • Copper Zinc Dichromate. A 0.5 mil [12.7 µm] electro-galvanized zinc plating meeting ASTM B633 SC1 Type III is applied to the surface of the metal. Copper Zinc Dichromate is applied over the zinc. This results in a copper colored appearance and acts as a nonporous barrier sealant that does not react adversely with copper pipe or tubing. 

GN

  • Green E-Coat. An 8-step electro-deposition epoxy coating. Following a thorough cleaning and phosphate rinse the epoxy is applied by immersing the part in liquid epoxy to ensure coverage in crevices and difficult areas. It is then baked on creating a 0.7 to 0.9 mil [18 – 23 µm] thick coating. This process negates drips and sags and produces a coating that withstands 1000 hours or more in a salt spray test. This coating is also an excellent base should the part need painted or powder coated before or after installation.

PC

  • Powder Coat (Special Order). A Polyester powder coating is electrostatically applied after fabrication. The powder is then baked on creating a 1.38 to 1.77 mil [35 – 45 µm] thick coating. The hardness of this coating meets ASTM D-3363-74, the impact rating meets ASTM D-2794-93 and the gloss meets ASTM D-523-85. This creates a coating that is resistant to chipping, peeling and corrosion. Available in many colors by special order

Phoenix Vanguard Finish – Superior Corrosion Resistance

  • The Phoenix Vanguard finish provides one of the highest levels of corrosion resistance for spring steel fasteners available on the market.
  • Phoenix Vanguard coating is extremely consistent providing a finish that combines superior appearance and outstanding protection.
  • This aesthetically pleasing appearance is particularly important for installations in highly visible areas, such as open ceilings.
  • VG Finish is  listed for wet and dry applications.

Innovative Three Step Coating System — The Phoenix Vanguard finish is a three step coating system that is RoHS, WEEE, and ELV compliant.

  • The first step is surface preparation involving a process designed to improve the coating adhesion.
  • The second step is a base coat designed to self-heal from nicks and scratches as well as sacrifice itself instead of the fastener base material.
  • The third step is a topcoat at designed to be an additional protective barrier.