Powder coating refers to the method of applying a decorative, protective finish to almost any type of metal. The powder used in the coating process is a mixture of finely ground particles consisting mainly of resin and pigment, which is sprayed onto the surface of the metal for coating. The charged powder particles adhere to the electrically grounded surfaces until the powder is heated and fused into a smooth coating in the curing oven. The final product is durable and cohesive. It maintains a high quality finish as well as an aesthetically pleasing look. Liston Metalworks outlines the benefits of powder coating.
Powder Coating is Durable
Powder coating offers one of the most economical, longest lasting, and color-durable quality finishes available in the market today. Powder coated surfaces are more resistant to chipping, scratching, fading, and wearing than other finishes, achieving a brightness and vibrancy that lasts.
Quality of Powder Coating
The powder coating application and drying process create a finish not found in any paint products. Because the powder melts and reforms as a solid, it creates a smooth surface without drips or runs. This means there is no need to sand, refinish or do any touch up work.
How Fast is Powder Coating?
Powder coating processing times are generally shorter than those used for wet stoving paints. As there is no solvent, no flash off period is required. Instead, the powder coated items can pass directly into the oven offering substantial savings in space and time.
Powder Coating is Cleaner than Applying Liquid Paint
Applying powder is much cleaner than applying wet paint. A spray booth can be cleaned down quickly and easily using a rubber squeegee whilst the normal air extraction in the booth is operating. Any spillage of powder outside the booth can be easily removed with an industrial vacuum cleaner fitted with an air-driven or dust-tight motor.
Powder Coating is VOC Free & Environmentally Friendly
Powder coating is extremely environmentally friendly. Liquid paint finishes contain solvents with pollutants known as volatile organic compounds (VOC’s). In contrast, powder coating does not release any VOC’s or harmful fumes into the air, or contribute to air pollution. In addition, because of the electromagnetic energy used to apply the powder to the parts, there is virtually no waste in the powder coating process.
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Combined with all of the above benefits, powder coating makes your purchase worthwhile. You can rest assured it will last longer while reducing environmental impact. At Liston Metalworks, we powdercoat all of our products in a wide variety of finishes and colors. In fact, we can match or complement any color, texture and finish. Call us to discuss your next project today!