An advanced method of applying a protective, decorative finish to a large variety of products used by both consumers and industries. The powder used is a finely ground mixture of resin and pigment which is sprayed onto the surface to be coated.
The powder particles adhere to the electrically grounded surfaces until heated and fused into a smooth coating in a curing oven. The results are like new!
Uniform, durable, high-quality, and attractive finishes. Powder coating is the fastest growing finishing technology in North America, representing over 10% of all industrial finishing applications.
"Powder Coating gives consumers, businesses & industry one of the most economical, long-lasting & most color-durable quality finishes available. Powder coated surfaces are more resistant to chipping, scratching, fading & wearing than other finishes. Powder coating is also highly protective of our environment."
The difference between powder coating & conventional liquid paint:
Powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder & filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically & is cured under heat to allow it to flow & form a skin.
The powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Powder coating is mainly used for coating of metals, such as "white goods," aluminum extrusions, & automobile & motorcycle parts. Newer technologies allow other materials such as MDF (medium-density fibreboard) to be powder coated using different methods.