Before you start your powder coating business or add a powder coating line to your existing facility, you’ll want to be sure that powder is the best use of your time and money. Here are the immediate benefits you can expect if you start:
A Higher Quality End-Product
A powder coated item lasts longer, resists more handling, and looks great. Your products will look and perform better. Your customers will notice and you’ll see tangible returns immediately.
Reduced Operating Costs
Powder coating lowers your finishing costs. Not only does it cost less than traditional wet paint, you’ll waste less powder than paint to get the same coverage. Reclaim options allow you to recycle unused powder instead of throwing it out. Raw operating costs also go down, as the energy to run powder coating equipment is often much less than traditional equipment.
Increased Efficiency & Easier Use
Tied to the reduced costs, powder coating is generally easier to apply. Operators require less training. Mistakes can be easily fixed with powder – something that takes a long time to overcome with wet paint. Coating times are faster, rework issues are fewer, and more items can get coated on a given day. Powder coating businesses can expect increased throughput with fewer errors.
More Options For More Clients
More customers are looking for powder coating than ever before. Schools, municipalities, manufacturers and direct consumers all need powder coating for a wide variety of products. If you are looking to expand your client base, then powder coating can help you reach a growing audience of interested buyers.
Complete Control Over The Finish
Outsourcing your finishing to other facilities can be expensive and time-consuming. If you already outsource, you’ve probably experienced frustrating delays and expensive reworks. And because demand for powder coated products is so high – and the number of qualified coaters is still relatively small – you have few options to take your work to someone else. So why not take control of the process?
By bringing your powder coating process in-house, you can control how clean the parts get, the quality of the coating and the delivery timeline – all while saving potentially thousands of dollars in outsourced labor costs. If you are already manufacturing a product and are sending it somewhere else for powder coating, you owe it to yourself to see how much you can save.