Why Powder Coating?

Powder Coating is an advanced method of applying a decorative and protective finish to virtually any type of metal. The powder used in the process is a mixture of finely ground particles of pigment and resin, which is electrostatically sprayed onto the surface to be coated.

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 result is a uniform, durable, high quality and attractive finish.
Why is powder coating superior?

Why is powder coating superior?

Quite simply, It's more durable

Powder Coating is one of the most economical, longest lasting, and most colour-durable quality finishes available on virtually any type of metal. Powder coated surfaces are more resistant to corrosion, chipping, scratching, fading, and wearing than other paint finishes.

Colour selection is virtually unlimited with flat, satin, gloss, high gloss, metallic, candies, clear, iridescent, fluorescent, wrinkle, hammer tone, and glitter finishes available. Colours stay bright and vibrant longer. Texture selections range from smooth surfaces to wrinkled or matte finishes, and rough textures designed for hiding surface imperfections.

Cost effective

As if the above benefits are not enough, powder coating is also more cost effective when compared to wet (solvent laden liquid) coating.

Powder coated parts are cured when they leave the oven, (as the powder is heated to fuse into a protective layer), unlike wet coatings which have time consuming post cure ageing requirements. This results in far shorter processing and turnaround times, all of which positively impacts cost.

Environmentally friendly too!

Where can Powder
Coating be applied?

Powder coating is suited to:

  • steel
  • aluminium
  • castings
  • galvanised steel
  • plated steel
  • stainless steel

Typical applications include:

Appliances

The appliance ‘white goods’ industry benefits from powder coating for example on front and side panels of refrigerators, washing machines, etc.

Transport

The transport/automotive industry typically uses powder coating on alloy wheels, bumpers, door handles, truck beds & side panels and numerous engine parts not to mention public transport and aerospace applications.

Construction

The architectural and building industry powder coats aluminum extrusions used on frames for windows and doors. Many roads and building projects use powder coating on street furniture, guardrails, signs, and fencing.

Consumer products

There are many thousands, indeed millions of everyday uses for powder coated products.

Marine

Due to the durability and resistance to corrosion, powder coating is used in many marine applications including window frames, trims, electronic equipment, etc.

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