What is Powder Coating?
It is the fastest growing finishing technology in North America
Powder coating was first used in Australia around 1967. It is a process now being done world wide. Powder coating is an advanced technique of applying a durable finish to a wide range of products.
How is it done?
Powder is electrostatically charged and sprayed onto a surface. It is then heated in a curing oven. Powder particles melt to form a continuous film on the surface. The result is a uniform, smooth, durable, high quality and attractive finish.
Why Powder Coat?
Powder coating produces a professional long lasting finish which is more durable than wet paint. The powder coated product is more rust resistant and abrasion resistant. The choice of colors available is almost limitless.
Powder coating is virtually pollution-free. Unlike liquid paint or lacquer coating, no solvents are used in powder coating. For this reason, zero or near zero volotile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted into the environment. In addition, powder coating overspray can be recycled. Waste is minimal and can be disposed of easily and safely. Powder coating meets the specifications of the American Manufacturer’s Association. It is an environmentally friendly finishing process which is an important part of a sustainable or green building project.