Powder coating is an advanced method of applying a decorative and protective finish to a wide range of materials and products that are used by both industries and consumers. The powder used for the process is a mixture of finely ground particles of pigment and resin, which is sprayed onto a surface to be coated. The charged powder particles adhere to the electrically grounded surfaces until heated and fused into a smooth coating in a curing oven.
Powder coating benefits include:
- Durability: Powder coated surfaces are more resistant to chipping, scratching, fading and wearing than other finishes. Color selection is virtually unlimited and extremely long-lasting
- Environmentally friendly: Liquid finishes contain solvents with pollutants, yet powder coating contains no solvents. This makes costly pollution control equipment redundant. Plus, the overspray can be reused, so reducing waste
- Economical: No solvents and reduced waste saves money and helps companies comply more easily and economically with regulations
- Australian Standard: AS 3715-2002 Metal finishing – Thermoset powder coatings for architectural applications