Mar 4, 2015 Off Comments in Business News by

Powder coating is become a popular coating technique nowadays. There are basically two types of powder coating process: thermoset polymer method and thermoplastic method. The thermosetting assortment incorporates a cross-linker into the formulation. When the powder is scorched, it reacts with other chemical groups in the powder to polymerize, improving the coating performance. The thermoplastic assortment does not undergo any additional actions during the scorching process, but, somewhat only flows out into the final coating.

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Thermoplastic powders are applied to any surface which has already been heated. In this process powder gets melted in pre-heating temperature. After that it is applied as a solid particle on the metal surface rather than a liquid form. As a solid, it does not contain solvents, hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) or any other volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Therefore it is secure for people, animals as well as for the environment.

Thermoset polymer, a cross-linker is introduced in the process, as a result when the powder is scorched; it reacts with other chemical groups in the powder to polymerize, improving the entire coating performance. Nowadays mostly all industrial powder coating technology uses thermosetting resin binders; mainly polyesters and epoxies. Polyesters show better outdoor weathering properties while epoxies are chosen for their overall physical characteristics. The most important thermosetting powder coatings includes: urethane, polyester epoxy, and acrylic.

Architectural & Industrial Metal Finishing Company remains committed to making its high quality services as flexible as possible. We provide Custom Powder Services throughout Northern Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Our custom powder coating lines are designed with quality and versatility in mind. We operate two conveyor types, and one batch type processing production line to accommodate a range of sizes and volumes. These specially designed lines can powder coat parts up to 26’ x 3’ x 6’ and heavy duty hooks can hold up to 550 lbs. each. From light poles to electrical enclosures, our lines can be configured to hold small intricate parts up to large scale architectural components. To achieve proper adhesion of the coating to the substrate, 3 stage or 6 stage pretreatment processes are used. In addition we also provide sandblasting, shot blasting, and surface grinding to remove all old coatings, rust, or scale prior to washing.

Contact us to learn about what we can do for your custom powder coating projects.