01 Sep What is Powder Coating and How Does it Work?
Powder Coating isn’t a term thrown out a lot in everyday life, but Powder Coating changes the game for manufacturers that need their materials painted to technical specifications. In this article, you will learn why powder coating is superior to regular liquid paint.
What is Powder Coating?
Powder coating is a layer of protective, resilient coating applied to materials that need protection from corrosion. The powder used for this process is a mixture of finely ground particles of pigment and resin sprayed onto a surface to be coated.
Powder coating is unique because of its effectiveness in protecting the underlying material. Powder coating is cured under heat to allow it to flow and form as a skin, usually as a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer. This process creates an extremely tough coating that creates a harder finish than conventional liquid paint. Powder Coating comes in a variety of different colors and textures. Your components will be beautiful and well-protected by the time they’re done.
Why Powder Coating?
Powder Coating is an excellent option for protecting materials and components. Here are some of the benefits of Powder Coating:
Powder coating is much harder than paint. That means significantly greater scratch and chip resistance and generally better durability overall. Improved durability gives consumers and businesses one of the most economical, longest-lasting, and color-durable quality finishes available. The UV resistance in the powder coating makes sure the colors remain vibrant and bright for the lifetime of the equipment. Texture selections also vary such that surface imperfections can be hidden.
One of the most important benefits of the powder coating process is that it reduces potential environmental damage. Powder coatings are free of the harmful solvents that typically exist in wet paints. Powder Coating is perfect for companies seeking ways to be responsible for the protection of our environment.
The reduction of waste will save you money. You will be able to comply easily with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and purchaser technical specifications.
The Powder Coating Process
We first take a spray gun and screw our bottle of powder coating onto it. Next, we hook the gun up to an air pump to facilitate spraying the powder. After that, we prepare the metal part for coating. In this step, we spray the product thoroughly with the paint. The electric charge provided by the gun causes the paint to stick firmly and cleanly to the component or part. The product goes into the curing oven at very high heat, where it fuses with the surface to create a hardened outer coating. The resulting product has a tough and attractive outer layer from the heat-hardened powder.
Where is Powder Coating Used?
Powder coating is used for a wide range of materials and products throughout every industry. Royal Coatings frequently administers powder coatings to components used in military, aerospace, automotive, and other heavy equipment.
Powder Coating is the best alternative to liquid paint, offering optimum coating thickness, superior bonding process, and excellent corrosion protection. Here at Royal Coatings, we are experts in Powder Coating. You can start having the toughest and most attractive material in your industry. Just give us a call, and we will provide you with a quote on your Powder Coating project.