About Us

Founded in 1992, APC originated as a custom powder paint manufacturer in Illinois. A family owned and operated company, APC is led by Neil Suvagia on the Executive Team. The Executive Team combined has over 50 years of experience in both formulation and manufacture of powder coatings. APC has a state-of-the-art, modern manufacturing facility in St. Charles, IL. APC utilizes both high-tech powder paint manufacturing equipment and quality raw materials backed with years of formulation knowledge to formulate powder paints that go beyond individual customer requirements.

Premium Quality Coatings with Fast, Reliable Service

APC‘s goal was to expand throughout North America as a leader in the manufacture of premium quality coatings with fast and reliable service to OEMs and Custom Coaters.  With a strong work ethic from Brett and Neil along with a highly experienced staff, APC has become a recognized leader in the industry as one of the most reliable sources for powder paints offering high quality coatings with excellent customer service and competitive pricing.

APC values total customer satisfaction.  APC’s business model is to be a flexible source to all of its customers, whether it is large multinational OEMs or independent custom coaters.

This flexibility includes the following:

  1. Offer custom formulations to meet specific customer requirements
  2. Offer a color card showing industries most popular colors in all gloss ranges and finishes
  3. Offer prompt and highly experienced technical support
  4. Offer wide range of batch sizes: 110 lbs- 100,000 lbs/color
  5. Provide Fast turnaround on custom formulations averaging only one week
  6. Provide stock agreements for OEMs and custom coaters for JIT needs
  7. As a debt-free company with a highly efficient manufacturing process, APC can compete with any large powder paint producer in the world in terms of pricing and product availability without sacrifice in quality

APC emphasizes quality, always.  Originating as a custom powder paint manufacturer, APC understands that customers rely on APC to develop coatings that will provide a quality finish that will lead to long term durability. Detailed communication is given between APC sales personnel and the customer when developing any custom color or a color that the customer currently uses from APC’s competitor and is having quality issues.  APC lab personnel will address whatever the client’s concerns are when deriving the formula in the lab.  Areas of improvement in the formula can include better transfer efficiency, chemical and physical properties, opacity, scratch resistance, gloss retention, edge coverage, and overall visual appearance of the coating.

State-of-the-art Manufacturing Facility

Once a quality formula is developed in the lab, quality paint is made by APC’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.  A fully air-conditioned facility with individual rooms for mixing, extruding, and grinding combined with all European high tech machinery and numerous years of process experience, APC is able to produce quality powder coatings batch after batch.

APC technicians closely monitor each production batch.  Test panels are sprayed throughout the entire production of each batch.  Delta E readings and physical and chemical properties are checked from these panels to ensure each batch meets customer requirements. Test panels of each batch are kept in file for up to two years. Particle size of the powder paint is also tightly monitored during the grinding process, with the aim of averaging 30-40 microns and minimizing fines.

APC believes in protecting the environment. Powder coating is a clear choice for a cleaner environment.  Powder
Paint is solvent-free. During application, no harmful fumes or volatile organic compounds are released.  Powder over spray can be reclaimed for subsequent use, thus making it a highly efficient process.