Powder Coating is a chip,
fade and chemical resistant coating that provides superior protection to parts and matches the looks of paint. To the right
is a picture of the very first job that got us started in the business.
Powder coating is a type of dry
coating, which is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder
coating is that, the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension
form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a "skin." It
is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Powder coating is mainly used for coating
of metals, aluminium extrusions, and automobile and motorcycle parts.
Advantages of powder coating
There are several advantages of powder
coating over conventional liquid coatings:
- Powder coatings emit zero or near zero volatile organic compounds (VOC).
- Powder coatings can produce much thicker coatings than conventional liquid coatings without running or sagging.
coating overspray can be recycled and thus it is possible to achieve nearly 100% utilization of the coating.
coating production lines produce less hazards than conventional liquid coatings.
- Powder coated items generally
have fewer appearance differences between horizontally coated surfaces and vertically coated surfaces than liquid coated items.
- A wide range of specialty effects is easily accomplished which would be impossible to achieve with other coating