What is Powder Coating?
Powder coating is a dry finishing process of applying a uniform, durable and high-quality finish to a wide range of materials and products. The powder is a mixture of finely ground particles of pigment and resin, electrostatically charged and sprayed onto the surface to be coated. The charged powder particles adhere to the electrically grounded surfaces until heated and fused into a smooth coating in a curing oven.
What is the powder coating process?
First, the part is media blasted to a SP10 profile, and racked on metal carts or trolleys. A specialized spray gun is used to apply the powder. The powder is charged by an electrode, which creates an ion cloud. The powder particles pass through this ion cloud and pick up a negative charge. Since the parts are grounded, there is an electrostatic attraction of the powder particle to the part. The powder evenly adheres to the parts. The part now enters the curing oven where the powder gels, cross links, cures and bonds to the surface of the part. Once the part exits the oven and cools, the finish is complete.
What are the benefits of powder coating over wet painting?
Powder coating offers superior scratch resistance, superior chemical resistance, and superior impact resistance. It is an environmentally friendly product that contains no solvents.
Why Powder Coat?
• Environmentally Friendly
• Long Lasting and Color Durable
• Resistant to chipping, scratching, fading
• Unlimited color selection, gloss levels and metallic’s, textures
What Can Be Powder Coated? Nearly anything metal!
• Marine Applications
• Duct Work
• Custom Fabrications
• Architectural Signage
• Industrial Fabrications
• Wrought Iron Work
• Window Frames
• Lanai Furniture
• Fences, Gates and Railings