What Exactly Is Powder Coating?
It is an advanced method of applying decorative and protective finishes to a wide range of materials and products during a dry finishing process as a free-flowing dry powder. While liquid paint requires solvent, powder coating doesn’t. Electrostatically charged, both finely ground particles of resin and pigment are sprayed onto products. The areas to be coated are electrically grounded, so that the charged particles adhere to them until fused and melted into a solid coating in a curing oven. Once cured, a skin is formed with a hard finish that is more resistant than conventional paint.
Why Should I Use This Instead of Paint?
Since powder coating doesn’t use solvent, it means no pollutants are released into the air unlike paint. Powder coated surfaces are more resistant overall; less likely to chip, scratch, or fade over time. Paint won’t last as long, whereas you only need one single application when you choose powder coating. Plus, unused powder can be recovered, so any waste can be easily and safely disposed.
What Products Can Be Powder Coated?
Powder coating can be applied to virtually any type of metal of any size, even non-metal items, such as glass bottles and ceramic materials. We can service products in the following industries:
What Are the Benefits of Using Powder Coating?
Powder coating is a great option when you want to increase the life of your product because it is more resistant than other finishes, such as scratching, chemicals, fading, and general wear and tear. Plus, powder coated surfaces can make your product more attractive with this type of high-quality finish.
How Long Should I Expect It to Last?
The answer will vary depending on the surface prep, pre-treatment, original needs, and application. It could be around 3 months when you are dealing with corrosion and abrasion coatings. However, for outdoor applications, those could last up to 7 years without losing colour or gloss. Overall, you can expect it to last longer than paint.
What Types of Powder Are There?
Depending on your application, you’ll want to consider the proper powder chemistry. The various types of powders include Polyester, Polyester Urethane, Epoxy, and hybrid. Our expert powder coatings specialists will be able to help you figure out which powder is best for your products and materials.
How Many Colours Can I Choose From?
We have 100’s of choices for you when it comes to choosing colours and even textures. You can view our colour chart for more information.