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Rolling Steel Doors offer powder coated option.

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Rolling Steel Doors offer powder coated option.

Jul 15, 2014 - Through powder coating process, variety of images can be baked onto Coiling Steel Doors, allowing logos, branding, or product advertising to be displayed. Faux finishes, such as wood grain, brick, and marble are also available, enabling architects to design door as part of finished interior or exterior design. Powder coated graphics can also be applied to perforated doors while still allowing ventilation and visibility.

Original Press Release

Cornell and Cookson Introduce Unique Aesthetic Design Solutions to Coiling Doors

Press release date: Jun 16, 2014

The new powder coated graphic solution provides outstanding images and first in the industry ‘faux’ finishes, combined with durability, ventilation and aesthetic design to rolling doors.

Mountain Top, PA  – The Cookson Company, Inc. and Cornell Iron Works, Inc., both brands of CIW Enterprises, Inc., are pleased to introduce a new innovative process to place imagery and graphic designs on rolling steel doors, allowing exciting design solutions to be placed on functional doors and counter shutters.

Using a unique powder coating process, a variety of different images are able to be baked onto the coiling steel door, allowing logos, branding or product advertising to be displayed. ‘Faux’ finishes, such as wood grain, brick and marble – a first in the industry – are also available, allowing an architect to design the do or as part of the finished interior or exterior design.

“During development, we found architects were very interested in the ‘faux’ finishes this process is able to offer,” states Jason Millard, leader of the Architectural & Design Team. “Especially as we can powder coat the finish on every part of the door – guides, coil boxes and brackets. This means the door really becomes part of the architect’s design.”

Compared to vinyl graphics, which can also be applied to coiling metal doors, powder coated graphics are much more durable. In addition, they can be applied to perforated doors, allowing ventilation and visibility, while still providing a great visual. Standard service doors, insulated doors, shutters and even closed fire doors can be powder coated.

The company has taken its first order recently – a metal shutter closing a counter between a boardroom and service kitchen. Says Millard, “The architect was very concerned about the aesthetics of a traditional metal counter shutter, since the rest of the boardroom’s design was very high end. We suggested adding a wood grain finish to the shutter and the guides. Looking at it you would think the shutter really is made from wood.”

Cookson and Cornell are leading rolling door manufacturers with facilities in Phoenix, AZ, Gastonia, NC and Mountain Top, PA. Since 1828, the companies that comprise CIW Enterprises, Inc. have consistently demonstrated their commitment to developing design solutions to meet the real needs of the market. When seeking quality, performance, reliability or solving specific design challenges, architects and building owners rely on Cornell and Cookson’s history of innovation.

Please visit Cornell Iron Works or The Cookson Company online for full product and application benefit details. For additional design assistance, the architectural design departments can be reached at or 800.233.8366.