Nanocoast – Door Hardware Designed For The Coast
UAP Nanocoast range of products are specifically designed for areas which are within a 25 mile radius of the coast, or within 5 miles of highly populated industrial areas. Made from 304 grade stainless steel (316 grade stainless steel for the UAP Pull Handles), each product in the Nanocoast range has been salt spray tested to ASTM B117 for 2,000 hours, and comes with an industry first LIFETIME coating guarantee, as the products will not pit, rust or corrode no matter what environments you put them in.
Why Have We Used 304 and 316 Grade Stainless Steel?
We believe 304 grade stainless steel is the perfect grade of stainless steel to use at the coast for the cost price versus performance of the products. 304 grade is an austenitic stainless steel, containing 18% chromium and 8% nickel, and also a low carbon content. Due to this it has an excellent corrosion resistance in a wide variety of environments, and has good resistance to oxidation.
Downgrading the stainless steel door hardware quality to a 200 series grade stainless steel, means that even though they have similar mechanical and physical properties to the 304 grade, there is decreased nickel content. The nickel is replaced by manganese which results in weak corrosion resistance, and high carbon content leaves the stainless steel susceptible to stress corrosion cracking.
Our range of Pull Handles is made of 316 grade stainless steel, which increases the corrosion resistance as it contains 18% chromium and 10% nickel. The 316 grade stainless steel shares similar characteristics to 304 grade stainless steel in resistance to oxidation and durability but it also offers a higher resistance to solutions such as sulfuric acid and chlorides at high temperatures.
Features and Benefits of Nanocoast
• All products made from 304 grade stainless steel (Pull Handles made from 316 grade stainless steel)
• Salt spray tested to ASTM B117:2005 for 2,000 hours
• LIFETIME coating guarantee ANYWHERE in the country
• Doesn’t rust or pit at the coast
• Huge range of suited and colour matched products
• Available in 3 finishes – Mirror Polished, PVD Gold and Satin Stainless
• Competitively priced