WHAT IS POWDER COATING?
What is Powder Coating?
Powder coating is applied as a free-flowing powder in a completely dry form. Think of it as paint with the solvent part removed. The coating is applied electrostatically and then cured under heat which causes it to form a kind of “skin.” Usually powder is used to coat metals, but there are a number of potential applications.
Pros of Powder Coating
Durability – When cured, powder coating forms a protective finish that is much harder than conventional paint.
Finish- Not only is powder coat more durable than conventional paints, the process allows a thick layer of paint to be applied smoothly and evenly for an unrivaled cosmetic appearance
Environmental Impact – The powder that does not adhere to the surface being coated is collected and reused, meaning that there is little waste. And since the coating process happens in a sealed environment, there is little to no risk of air pollution. This is an advantage to be sure, but changes in industry standard mean that most contemporary coating process operate in a sustainable way.