Oct 27, 2015 Off Comments in Business News by

Modern technology has helped to revolutionize powder coating providing many advantages over wet paint finishes. Renowned engineers have thrown their weight behind powder coating as the best regarding safety, durability, quality and affordability. Powder coating involves the use of electrostatic attraction to metals to apply organic powder. This process is intended to be applied in a factory where all conditions are controlled and stable. What is the procedure of applying powder coating? The initial step is sandblasting the surface to remove rust, particulates, or any other old-coating; after which it should be stored in a dry environment to avoid rust.

The second stage of the powder coating process involves applying the powder using an electrostatic gun.  When applied, the powder particles are attracted to the metal surface that is negatively charged. It is important to note that with this application you can’t apply a  thick layer as the positively charged powder particles will repel each other. After application the parts are move into an oven where they are heated, with the time being dependent on the volume of its steel. After baking, the piece is moved back into the coating booth and given the final finish depending on the customer’s color preference. Finally, the piece is baked again in the oven until fully cured and moved to the next stage of production.

What makes coating powder the best option for your products?

  • Powder coating is cost effective as there is no waste, over spray is reclaimed.
  • The powder does not pose any health risks unlike wet paint as it is inert and solid and, also, does not have any harmful chemical such as volatile organic compounds.
  • This product is equally safe to the environment as it doesn’t have any harmful components that could contaminate the ozone and land when poorly disposed of.
  • Mechanically, coating powder is more flexible and adapts to the material being applied.
  • Durability – Finished products can be easily transported without being damaged as they stand up to vibration and other road-related issues. 

Despite the numerous advantages coating powder, it also has its weaknesses such as costly initial capital as well as maintenance. Also it is hard to match metallic paint colors as well as paint rubber. However, most of these weaknesses can be overcome through engineering innovations.

At Architectural & Industrial Metal Finishing Company, LLC, our custom powder coating lines are designed with quality and versatility in mind. To learn more or to see how we can assist you on your powder coating needs, contact Architectural & Industrial Metal Finishing Company today.