The advanced method of applying powder coating is used for both protective and decorative finishes to any metal which is used by consumers and industry. The process uses a powder which consists of resin and fine pigment particles, electrostatically sprayed on the metal surface. This allows the powder particles to become charged and adhere to the metal surface while being electrically grounded, until the powder has heated up and smoothly fused with the metal in a curing oven. This provides a durable, uniform, attractive and high-quality finish.
Advantages & Benefits Of Powder Coating
In North America, powder coating process is the quickest growing technology in adding finishes to products, and reflects more than 10% of all industrial based finishing applications. Powder coating can also be applied as a FDA approved coating to for the food industry, as well as Anti-Microbial for medical applications and more.
It is More Durable
Powder coating provides businesses, consumers, and industries a long-lasting, economical, and durable finish with a range of color options available for nearly any type of metal. In addition, a powder coated surface will be more resistant against scratches, chipping, wear, and fading compared to other type of finishes. There is nearly an unlimited selection of colors, including, glossy, high-gloss, flat, fluorescent, candies, clear, hammer toned, iridescent, glitter and wrinkle which are available. The color will remain vibrant and bright much longer than other finishes too. The selection of textures range between a smooth surface to matte or wrinkled finishes, then there are the rough textures crated to hide imperfections in the surface.
Protecting the Environment
In addition to powder coating providing a great finish, it is better on the environment compared to liquid painting finished that consists of solvents that are known to be pollutants of volatile organic compounds, also referred to as VOC’s. However, powder coating does not contain any solvents, and it only releases very negligible amounts of VOC’s, if any within the atmosphere. This means that finishers no longer have a need of purchasing and maintaining expensive equipment for pollution control.