Roswell, GA – (October 1, 2014) – Kloeckner Metals announces today an exclusive distributorship agreement with Double Stone Steel for the marketing of PVD* coated Stainless and Aluminum sheet products. Under this agreement, Kloeckner will also exclusively market related fabrication services, anti-fingerprint and antimicrobial coating options along with Stainless Mesh. These products add tremendous flexibility and creative options to the building, equipment and component design teams at our customers.
*physical vapor deposition
Double Stone’s innovative process of PVD Titanium Ion Coating significantly improves the performance of Stainless Steel by dramatically enhancing corrosion resistance, scratch and wear resistance and can be specified in a broad spectrum of colors – 42 “standards” or custom-matched to a design scheme. The process is more environmentally friendly than electroplating or painting, with zero discharge of gas, water waste and other residues.
The deal between Kloeckner and Double Stone Steel includes exclusive distribution rights throughout the whole of North America and sales within the Brazilian market.
Why specify DOUBLE STONE Kloeckner PVD? • High durability – superior scratch resistance to stainless steel and highly robust in heavy traffic environments. • Tough finish – ten times harder than stainless steel itself. • Saltwater corrosion resistance – suitable for marine, coastal and pool location environs. • A broad spectrum of brilliant colors including those, which mimic more expensive materials such as bronze, brass and gold. • Effective, easy cleaning and maintenance – available with high-performance anti-fingerprint finish. • Hygiene – available with powerful antimicrobial finish suited to food prep, medical and laboratory environments as well as public use areas.
Typical applications: Architectural – railings, façade, signage, street furniture, retail fixtures, staircases, panels and ceilings Furniture and accessories – interior and exterior furniture including planters and water features Structural – spiders, bolts, mesh, profiles Appliance panels, cabinets Food and beverage equipment, display & prep applications Numerous consumer products from watches, golf clubs and ironmongery etc
Steven Nghe is currently the Head of Marketing & Communications at Kloeckner Metals. Nghe is a marketing professional with more than 14 years of experience in various environments and industries. His goal is to tell you about the sexy side of steel. Nghe holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a concentration in Marketing from North Carolina State University. Prior to Kloeckner, Nghe worked for Delta Dental, Wells Real Estate Funds, Georgia Institute of Technology and Doosan.