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EQ Coatings are innovative products specifically designed to be used with EQ metal studs. EQ stands for Equivalent (Equivalency) to traditional material studs. EQ metal studs allow for improved strength through innovative engineering, giving EQ metal studs improved yield strength at less weight, therefore creating a stronger product over traditional metal studs at a lower cost.
EQ Coatings are applies to EQ metal studs that go through a cold reduction process to raise the yield strength of the stud allowing for a lighter gauge metal stud, therefore creating a lighter weight metal stud. Since metal studs are usually priced by the weight of metal used, lighter weight translated to a lower cost metal stud. EQ studs are designed and engineered to meet all building codes, but when paired with an EQ Coating, they can also provide superior corrosion protection to traditional metal studs.
EQ Coatings can be specified to comply with all the new international and domestic material compliance programs for safer human, health and green non-adverse environment. EQ Coatings provide an option where Architects, Designers and Contractors cans specify building materials that are non-toxic, ecologically neutral, and socially responsible. EQ Coatings, when specified, can be compliant with most known green building movements. Unlike traditional metal studs, which almost exclusively have a toxic (hexavalent chromium) chemtreatment applied to their surface for improved corrosion protection.