What Is Powder Coating?
The powder coating process uses a solvent free dry mix of plastic resins,
pigments and fillers that melt and fuse together when heated. The solid
particles of coating are electrostatically charged in a spray gun and carried
by low velocity air to the surface of the piece to be coated. The electrostatic
charge holds the powder particles in place while the part is cured in a
400-degree oven. The heat of the oven causes a chemical reaction to occur
and the powder to cure, creating a highly durable finish.
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. Color selection is virtually unlimited with high and low gloss, metallic,
and clear finishes available. And colors stay bright and vibrant longer. Texture selections
range from smooth surfaces to a wrinkled or matte finish, and rough textures designed
for hiding surface imperfections.

Protects the Environment
Powder coating is also highly protective of our environment. 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.

Saves Money
Elimination of VOCs and reduction of wastes saves money and helps companies comply
more easily and economically with the regulations of the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency.
In fact, one of the major elements in expanding the market for powder coating has been
the implementation over the past 30 years of stringent air pollution control legislation
POWDER COATING
The new, enviromentally-friendly powder coat system
provides an extremely tough and durable finish.
Virtually any color is available.
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