Powder Coating FAQ
Powder coating is a dry finishing process. Finely ground particles of pigment and resin are electrostatically charged and then sprayed onto the item to be coated. The item to be coated is electrically grounded, so that the charged powder particles adhere to the item until heated which cause them to “gel” into a smooth, consistent and uniform coating.
The end result is an attractive, durable, high-quality finish.
- It’s More Durable
Powder coating gives consumers, businesses, and industry one of the most economical, longest-lasting, and most color-durable quality finishes available.Powder coated surfaces are more resistant to chipping, scratching, fading, and wearing than other finishes.
- It’s UV Stable
Colors stay bright and vibrant longer under extended exposure to direct sunlight because of it’s stability toward UV radiation.
- It’s Environmentally Friendly
While liquid finishes contain solvents which have pollutants known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), powder coating contains no solvents and releases negligible amounts, if any, of VOCs into the atmosphere. Thus, there is no longer a need for finishers to buy costly pollution control equipment. In addition, most powder coating overspray that does not adhere to the part can be retrieved and reused, virtually eliminating the waste commonly found in liquid finishing processes.
You’d also be surprised to find out that after the cost of blasting, getting parts powder coated isn’t all that much more. Proper preparation is the key to our process!