What is Powder Coating?
Powder Coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and 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."
Why Powder Coating?
- Powder coatings emit near zero volatile organic compounds (VOC) and therefore is the most eco friendly coating substance and method available.
- Powder coatings can produce much thicker coatings than conventional liquid coatings without running or sagging and cures instantly after the heating process.
- Powder coated items generally have fewer appearance differences between horizontally coated surfaces and vertically coated surfaces than liquid coated items.