Why is powder coating superior to other protective coating systems?
Custom Powder Coating provides businesses and industries with an economical, long-lasting and color-durable surface finish that can enhance the aesthetics of any product or equipment. Surfaces that have been powder coated are more durable and resistant to chipping, scratching, fading and wearing than other types of finishes. There is a wide range of colors available for Custom Powder Coating applications that stays brighter and lasts longer than other finishes. If the color and texture of the powder coat you require is not available, it can be blended to satisfy a unique order. Texture selections range from smooth surfaces to matte finishes including rough textures to hide imperfections of the surface. Any object that can hold an electrostatic charge needed to affix the powder coat can tolerate the high heat levels of the curing process to provide results that are uniform, durable, high quality and attractive.
Powder coating is environmentally friendly
Aside from the benefits of customization, powder coating is considered as an environmentally friendly protective coating system because it does not rely on solvents and chemical carriers compared to the traditional liquid paint systems. Liquid finishes contain solvents that release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) to the environment. VOC emission problems are eliminated in powder coating because the process is undertaken in spray booths with a controlled environment. The elimination of VOCs and the reduction of waste make powder coating more economical and it allows industries to easily comply with environmental regulations on the reduction of pollutants. This is one of the reasons why powder coating is an expanding market because it eliminates the need to buy and maintain costly pollution control equipment.
Applications of Custom Powder Coating
Apart from the appliance industry that benefits from Custom Powder Coating, the automotive industry also makes use of powder coating for wheels, bumpers, door handles, decorative trims and numerous engine parts. In the construction industry, powder coating is widely used in aluminum extrusions, door and window frames as well as guardrails and fences. There are innumerable powder coated products that are being used every day from lighting fixtures, electrical components, bicycles, exercise equipment, display racks, metal furniture and many more. The list is endless because powder coating is now the choice for different applications because of its performance characteristics and capability to be applied to most metal surfaces.
If you have a project that requires powder coating, it is available in epoxy for the best corrosion protection, hybrids for chemical and solvent resistance, polyurethane for the flexibility and hardness required by moving parts and polyester for exterior stability, quality and performance.