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Powder Coating

The pros of powder coating for different surfaces

Powder coating offers a numbers of advantages for various types surfaces :

  • Durability : powder coating becomes a solid and even layer that is resistant to scratches, corrosion and heat.
  • Flexibility : powder coating may be used on a wide range of materials like metal, plastic, wood and glass.
  • Eco-friendly : powder coating is considered more respectful of the environment compared to other coating methods for the fact that it dries without solvent and produces little waste.
  • Resistant to scratches : powder coating forms an even layer of paint that is more resistant to scratches than other forms of liquid paints.
  • Cost-efficiency : In the long term, powder coating may be more affordable than other coating methods because of its durability and robustness.
  • An even finish : powder coating results in an even and smooth finish which is ideal for some products that require a smooth and consistent surface.

What makes powder coating different from other coating methods

There are important differences between powder coating and other coating methods :

  • Drying : powder coating dries using a polymerization process that uses heat, whereas other coating methods may call for the use of solvents or air drying.
  • Application : For the powder coating process, we use a powder coating gun which attracts the powder paint to the surface to paint. Other coating methods may be hand-applied or sprayed.
  • Durability: powder coating is more durable than other coating methods because of its solid and even layer that is resistant to scratches, corrosion and heat.
  • Eco-friendly : powder coating is considered to be more respectful of the environment compared to other coating methods. This is because it dries without solvent and produces little waste.
  • Cost-efficiency : the price of powder coating may vary depending on the quantity and the quality of the chosen paint, but in the long run, powder coating may be more cost-efficient because of its enhanced durability and resistance.
  • Flexibility : powder coating may be used on a wide range of materials like metal, plastic, wood and glass. Other coating methods may not be as versatile because it may be limited to an application on certain materials only.

The industrial uses of powder coating

Powder coating is adapted to all the materials you may choose. In fact, this coating technique is widely used for a variety of day-to-day goods like furniture, appliances, toys and sports equipment. It is also used to paint industrial equipment such as machines, metal structures and hoisting gear.

Present and future trends in powder coating uses

Powder coating meets present needs and future trends.

These days, it is emphasized that powder coated products have improved durability and resistance to the damages caused by weather, wear and abrasion. In addition, the popularity of ecodesign results in a higher demand for eco-friendly products, including their coating processes.

There is also a growing demand for powder paints that are specifically designed for the needs of different industries like aerospace, medicine and electronics.

Also, our paint has the capacity to resist extremely high temperatures to specifically accommodate the needs of our customers.

In an increasingly fast-paced world, the trend is to automate production and this includes automated powder coating processes, which are highly in demand to ensure improved quality and production.

Finally, the possibilities with powder coating finishes have become more sophisticated. It is now possible to play with textures and metal effects, all of which allow for improved esthetic results.

How to choose the right color and finish for your powder coating project

First, consider the design and usage of the product. The color and the finish must fit the design and be suitable for the purpose it will serve. It may be a good idea to request color and finish samples to simulate various options and be able to imagine the final result.

Then, you must respect the regulations. Some industries may have specific requirements regarding colors and finishes of powder coated products.

Once the basis is done, consider the requirements for the durability of your object. The finish must be chosen in accordance with what the product will be used for, where it will be located and the environment it will be exposed to.

Project the cost of your project! Some colors and finishes may cost more than others. It is important to be aware of the total amount your project will cost when you decide on the color and the finish.

Finally, ask an expert for help. Specialized powder coating businesses have the expertise to guide you in order to choose the color and the finish that are best for your project.

What to consider when choosing a powder coating paint service provider

First, make sure your provider has significant experience in powder coating painting and that the specifications and requirements of your project are well understood.

Also make sure your provider has the capacity to powder paint the number of items you need for your project. Then, assess the quality of powder coated products that were previously made by your provider. Refer to samples and also discuss with former customers. Check that the provider follows the existing regulations and has the required certifications, such as environment and health and safety standards.

Finally, assess the quality of the communication with your provider, its problem-solving capacities and its customer service.

Then, compare the costs and delivery options offered by different providers in order to choose the one that offers the best value and has the most flexibility to meet the requirements of your project.

Bonus: environmentally-conscious businesses may choose a powder coating provider which work is sustainable and respectful of the environment.

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