Curt Manufacturing, a manufacturer and marketer of top quality towing products, announced they've improved their receiver hitch finish at their U.S. manufacturing facility by becoming the first company in the market to use Aquence technology (A-coat). A-coat is a revolutionary finish and an award winning green technology.
Curt has always used a high-quality powder coat finish that is applied after sending welded hitches through multiple stages, including a shot blast, wash and preparation system. This process results in such a clean surface that in order to apply an attractive, high-gloss black powdercoat. Now, each hitch is also dipped in a liquid A-coat before it receives Curt's powdercoat finish. The two coatings then co-cure together in the finishing oven, providing the most rust and chip resistant hitch available.
The addition of A-coat finishing does not only improve product quality. A-coat is an award winning green technology. It won the 2010 Automotive News Pace Award for its environmental benefits as the technology reduces a company's production footprint by up to 40 percent versus the more common E-coat process that many manufacturers use. This substantially reduces energy usage. Additionally, independent salt spray tests show that A-coat is more rust and chip resistant than E-coat.