Through responsible work, creativity, and a united team, always available for the changes and new opportunities of business, APC guarantees in anticipation to answer to all the needs and tendencies of the market. The brand name APC is in constant evolution and tends to follow the changes of the modern architecture.
With nearly 33 years of experience in this competitive & tough industry, APC has always relied on the spirit of well accomplished Designers. A team always in pursuit of perfection in the making of Stainless Steel hardware.
Even with all these technological advances, most of our designs and future shapes begin as hand-drawn sketches. This helps to enable and fully conceptualize the ideal form before modeling it in 3D software.
With a vast diversity of products in Stainless Steel, APC, with determination in the pursuit of its goals, fundamentally in the growth and continuous development of its design lines, we can answer many challenges and fulfill all existing gaps.
Within production, APC has invested in the most advanced technologies, a motto associated with our family type company character, where you can find an excellent relation with price and quality.
Our customers come always 1st.
And has as a main activity the production and commercialization of hardware for furniture and civil construction.
In the past years, APC, has grown from a sustainable and continuous form, being today part of one of the main economical groups - when it comes to Hardware operating in Portugal. Currently our presence can be found in several foreign markets due to our continued progressive work on exportation.
SLIDING DOOR SYSTEMS
FURNITURE KNOBS & HANDLES
We call stainless steel to a group of corrosion resistant steels containing elements such as chromium, nickel, molybdenum and titanium.
Chromium, the main element responsible to increase corrosion resistance, when in contact with atmospheric oxygen, forms a layer over the steel surface, protecting it from corrosive environmental attacks. Even when the steel suffers from some type of damage, the oxygen from the air immediately combines with the chromium to once again form the protective film.
The first studies appeared in 1912 in England and Germany, since then, we have seen the rise of successive alloys. England contributed with Fe-Cr alloy, approximately 13% of Cr, presented in nowadays as AISI 420 (martensitic structure) and Germany, with the same alloy also containing Ni, quite similar to AISI 302 (austenitic microstructure).
AISI 201 / 304 / 316
The two most commonly used stainless steels are the 201 and 304 AISI. Each type of steel has its own unique composition, which is why you can find differences in strengths, weaknesses and appearances. These unique compositions allow the industry to make certain types of stainless steel ideally for certain projects.
Part of the austenitic group, stainless steel 201, is made from nickel, chromium and manganese. It is an alloy which uses less nickel than the 304 but is compensated with manganese. This makes it stronger however and on the downside, during production, it becomes more difficult to mold and weld. In comparison to the 304, the 201 is less corrosion resistant and is mostly used in less oxidizing environments.
The most versatile and widely used of all stainless steels. It has less carbon to minimize the carbides precipitation and it is used for a wide range of high temperature applications.
Austenitic stainless steel chrome-nickel non-magnetic, has good weldability, high toughness and excellent corrosion resistance in a wide variety of environments.
Austenitic stainless steel Chrome-Nickel, with similar properties to the 304 alloy, benefits in being more resistant to the harshest environments.
It has minimum chromium content of 16%, 10% nickel and 2% of molybdenum. The molybdenum provides an additional corrosion resistance making it useful in chemically hostile conditions. It is useful for higher corrosion environments and temperatures below zero.
Our company, APC, which has existed on the market for some time now, is constantly looking to keep its products with a high level of quality.
However, and more importantly, is the Price - Quality ratio and it is with this in focus that we seek to deliver the best products at the most competitive prices on the market.
Browse our huge range of Door Hinges, all available at low trade prices and in stock. In this section you'll find many different types of door hinges including butt hinges, lift-off hinges, washered hinges and many more.
We have an extensive selection of drawer, cabinet and pull knobs for your furniture or cabinet restoration projects. Our contemporary collection is arranged by design and material. All pull knobs are hand-selected and designed for style and durability. Choose one of our stainless steel and transform the old to a new look.
We have a large range of door handles available, catering for all needs from contemporary styled to the more period. At APC, there are four main lines of internal door handles and when chosen correctly can create and add those finishing touches to each project.
All door locks are different, that's why it's better to choose the right lock. APC has a wide range of security door locks, deadbolt locks, interior door locks and bedroom door locks for home or industrial, for internally or externally use.
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APC - Alcides de Sá Pinto Castro, Lda
Rua 3 - Zona Industrial de Rio Meão
4520-475 RIO MEÃO - Portugal