This is a dry finish coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. Powder Coating is applied electrostatically and than heat cured. Powder Coating results in a durable, high quality finish that provide maximum protection compared to other painting procedures.
How Powder Coating is Applied:
The “powder” used in powder coating is a polymer resin combining colour pigments, flow modifiers, curatives and leveling agents. The powder is sprayed from a electrostatic spray gun onto the metal surface. The spray gun creates an electrostatic charge on the powder particles. These excited and electrified particles of powder are than applied onto a grounded metal part where the powder’s electrostatic energy is attracted. This process results in a perfect coating of the energetic metal surface. The powdered surface of the metal is then entered into a curing oven.
How Durable is Powder Coating?
Powder coating is a very popular finish on many consumer goods. It is used as a surface covering because it provides superior resistance to wear, discoloration and damage. Powder coating is a very high quality finish that is used to protect everything from high use rough and tumble industrial machinery to every day household items. Powder coating is popular because it provides a more durable finish than liquid paints while still providing lustre and shine. Powder coating is extremely resistant to impact and denting as well as ultraviolet light, chemicals, including corrosive and moist environments. These properties make it an ideal coating surface when your product requires consumer resistance to scratches, dents, chipping, abrasions, fading, wear, and corrosion. Given these benefits powder coating is a perfect hard surface coating with brilliant shine and lustre.