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What is Powder Coating

Powder coating is by far the youngest of the surface finishing techniques in common use today. Powder coating is the technique of applying dry paint to a part. The final cured coating is the same as a 2-pack wet paint. In normal wet painting such as house paints, the solids are in suspension in a liquid carrier, which must evaporate before the solid paint coating is produced.In powder coating, the powdered paint is applied to the metal.  The powdered paint is electrostatically charged and sprayed onto the part.The part is then placed in an oven and the powder particles melt and coalesce to form a continuous film.

Why Powder Coat?

  • Powder coating can produce much thicker coatings than conventional liquid coatings.
  • Powder coating overspray can be recycled and allows nearly 100% use of the coating material.
  • Paint application is typically very even with no runs or sags.
  • Powder coating is thermally bonded to the metal substrate, which provides superior adhesion and prevents chipping.
  • Powder coating emits zero or near zero volatile organic compounds.