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Powder Coating

What is Powder Coating

Powder Coating is a dry process by which selected items are coated with ground up paint particles in powder consistency then cured by heat to form a skin.  Powder is a high quality finish found on thousands of products you come into contact with each day such as household appliances, furniture, automotive and playground equipment and is used as a functional, protective coating as well as a decorative finish.

Powder Coating has proved to be more durable than conventional paint, and is available in virtually an unlimited array of colours and textures. Texture selections range from smooth surfaces to wrinkled, and rough textures are available for hiding surface imperfections. Thick coatings can be achieved quickly and efficiently.

Many companies specify powder for its high-quality durable coating, improved efficiencies and excellent performance properties.

Durability of Powder Coating.

The Powder Coating creates a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint and is durable enough for the rigors of industrial applications.

Powder coatings have been shown to possess significant durability and resistance to abrasion, corrosion, scratching, and chemicals when compared to liquid coatings.  It protects the toughest machinery as well as the household items you depend on daily, while still providing an attractive finish.

Powder coating is extremely resistant to moisture and heat and can withstand a large range of temperatures, and extreme weather conditions. Powder coated aluminium parts won't rust and carry a lifetime warranty

Advantages of Powder Coating

Durability – Powder Coating provides a more durable coating than conventional paints, whilst providing an attractive finish which lasts a long time.

Lower Reject Rates- Powder coating does not run, drip or sag, therefore creating fewer rejects.

UV Protected – Powder Coating is resistant to Ultra Violet light, colours stay bright and vibrant.

Environmentaly Compliant – The powder coating process is virtually pollution free making it an environmentaly preferred coating.

Cost Effective - Powder coating gives consumers, businesses, and industry one of the most economical, longest-lasting, quality finishes available. Evidence shows that powder coatings maximize production, cut costs and improve efficiencies - factors all related to the end-user's bottom line.

Environmental impact of Powder Coating

Powder Coating is a clean process. Environmental advantages have led the way for the conversion of liquid coatings to powder coatings.

Pollution Free - Powder coating contains no solvent, and thereby the process emits negligible, if any, polluting volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere.

Energy Efficient -  Exhaust air from the coating booth, can be returned to the plant requiring less heating and cooling of outside air to supply oven exhaust air.

Recyclable - Powder coating over-spray can be retrieved and re-used.

Less Hazardous Waste – Production lines produce less hazardous waste than liquid paints.

Care-Maintanence of Powder Coating

The appearance of your car is kept clean by regular washing, similarly, powder coated surfaces require routine cleaning to remove dirt and grime. Over time and after exposure to the elements, powder coatings, like all other paint finishes will display signs of weathering such as loss of gloss, chalking and a slight colour change.

 
 
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