What Are The Advantages Of Powder Coating?
Coating provides some tangible benefits over traditional wet paint finishing:
Powder Coating Provides A Better, More Durable Finish
If you have a part that has to hold up to a lot of handling – or you just don’t want to constantly repaint it – powder coating is a much more durable finishing process that is highly resistant to scuffing , chipping and normal wear and tear. This is why handrails (the stair rails you see at bus stops and courthouses) are powder coated now instead of painted. Many different types of finishes are now available with powder coating than ever before and wide range of products can have their lifespans dramatically increased by switching to powder.
If you are looking to start powder coating for your business, more information is available here.
A Much Safer And Cleaner Process – For The Environment And You
If you are worried about the environmental impact of powder coating, set your mind at ease; powder coating is an eco-friendly alternative to wet paint. The powder used in powder coating is safe to handle and produces none of the VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) that wet paint does. Wet paint VOCs deplete ozone and contribute to air pollution – powder doesn’t. If you are working with powder, you won’t have to use chemical paint thinners to fix mistakes. And overspray – the left over powder – can be easily recycled or disposed of without a bunch of chemical treatment. For more info on why powder is better for the environment, click here.
Cheaper & Easier To Use
With a little bit of training and practice, it’s very easy to apply a consistent coat of whatever thickness you want onto your part. This is due to the electrostatic charge of the powder. Mistakes are easy to fix before curing. If you plan on using a lot of the same color, the powder you use can be reclaimed. The process itself is usually faster than wet paint and can increase your productivity, and the cost to operate the equipment can be significantly less than other finishing processes. For a more in-depth breakdown on how powder coating can be cheaper to run than you think, click here and here
We’ve provided lots of information about the advantages of powder coating, the equipment you’ll need if you want to get started, and how coating can help your business, but if you have specific questions about coating, please contact us. We’ll be more than happy to help.