Dec 31, 2015 Off Comments in Powder Coating by

Powder coating uses finely ground particles of pigment and resin that are electrostatically charged and sprayed onto electrically grounded parts using a dry finish process. There are two types of powder coating including thermoplastic and thermosetting. Indelac Controls, Inc uses the thermosetting process. We will later learn the unique color Indelac Controls uses.

Thermoplastic powders are able to melt and flow when there is heat applied, yet they continue to have the same chemical composition after they are cooled and solidified. Thermosetting powder coatings, similar to thermoplastic coatings, also melt when exposed to heat but they are also able to chemically cross-link within themselves or even with other reactive components.

Powder Coating Steps

1. Sandblast the product after fabrication.
2. Start applying the powder.
3.Once the powder is applied it is moved from the powder coating bay into the oven where it is heated up to gel the primer.
4.Once the primer becomes heated and gelled it is moved back into the powder coating booth where the finished coat is applied.
5. Finally, the product is baked in the oven until it is fully ready to move to the next stage of manufacturing.

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