BLACK POWDER COATED STEEL$5.00
All the colored steel in our catalog has been powder coated, a process in which a pigmented dry powder is applied to the steel parts electrostatically and then baked on to create a hard, durable and water-resistant skin. It's lovely and consistent and since the pigment isn't dissolved in solvent as with conventional liquid paint, there are no volatile organic compounds released through evaporation during application or curing.
The underlying steel itself is sourced from US-based electric arc furnace mills which use post-consumer scrap steel as the principal feedstock. As a result, the flat bar used for our line of powder-coated steel seating and some case good bases consists of 95% recycled material and the sheet steel used for our table and credenza bases and our drawer and door pulls consists of 60% recycled material. Of course at the end of their very long useful lives, the steel products can themselves be recycled.