Setting New Standards in Corrosion

Medallion has partnered with the best in their respective industries to bring you the ultimate in quality and corrosion protection. ARMOUR-SHEILD™ is synergy of materials and manufacturing processes that is unsurpassed in the ornamental fence industry. The result is over 3000 Hours of Salt Spray testing in accordance with ASTM B-117 by independent labs.

  • Allied Flo Coat® Triple Coated Zinc Tubing
  • JS1000™ Plating On Bracket Fasteners 
  • Heavy Gauge Large Profile Rails & Pickets    
  • Precision Mandrel Punched Rails*
  • Stainless Steel Welds
  • In-House Powder Coating System Incorporating the Latest Chemical Technology For Optimal Adhesion.
  • Super Durable Polyester Powder Coating
  • Zinc Rich Epoxy Powder Coat Primer (optional)

ARMOUR-SHIELD™ Layers Of Protection Begins With Allied Flo Coat®

undefined Traditionally, ornamental iron fencing is fabricated from either galvanized, or a combination of galvanized and aluminum steel tubing. These coatings each have their own inherent limitations with respect to corrosion protection and paint adhesion. In addition, there are handling and storage issues which can lead to rapid deterioration of the protective coating and effect the final paint finish. In the tube fabrication process, pre-coated flat steel is formed and welded, the exterior weld seam is re-metalized in a non homogenous manner, which in itself is subject to early failure and the interior weld seam is left unprotected and will immediately begin to corrode. Prior to painting, aggressive chemical degreasing and treatment is necessary to achieve proper paint adhesion.

The advantages of Allied steel tube comes from an inline hot-dip galvanizing process called Flo Coat®. This one-of-a-kind technique runs the welded tubing through molten zinc while still on-line.

It begins with a flat strip steel, which is then cold-formed and electric-resistance welded. he tubes interior including weld seam is coated with a 90% Pure Zinc Organic Coating. The exterior of the tube including the weld seam is coated with 99.9% Western Zinc. Next, an additional layer of protection is applied with a Chromate Conversion Coating. A final application of a Clear Polymer Top Coat seals in the protection. This inline application assures a uniform coating of the tubing.

The result is a Triple Coated end product that is unmatched in terms of strength and durability. Flo-Coat® tubing exhibits greater corrosion protection because of the joint action created between the coatings; the conversion coating passivates the zinc to slow down the white rust growth process, and the clear top-coat then “seals in” the protection. In addition, the top coat is an ideal primer for powder finishes.    

Electro-Colour™ Finish

Once assembly is completed using high tensile strength stainless steel welds, the fence panels are transferred to our state of the art finishing facilities.

All fence components are placed through an automatic wash system where they are treated with the most advanced Chemical Technology. Our standard finish is a Super Durable Polyester Powder Coat with Enhanced UV protectors. Electro-Statically applied and thermally fused to the surface, the result is our premium Electro-Colour™ Finish.

For installations where even greater protection is desired (such as high salt exposure locations) an optional Zinc Rich Epoxy Powder Primer is applied.
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