Powder coating. It’s everywhere. Last week, we discussed the benefits of liquid coating and why it may be the right choice for you. Today, we’d like to focus on why can’t you seem to stop seeing powder coating everywhere you look. What even is powder coating exactly?
Powder coating is an established process that is improving every day with new technological advancements. It involves applying a coat of powder to a piece of metal using electrostatic bonding, which is then placed in an oven to fuse the layer into a solid coat of paint. There are so many fantastic benefits of powder coating, which is why it is doing so well in today’s market.
One of the biggest draws of powder coating is the fact that it is very environmentally friendly in comparison to other forms of coating metals. Green is all the hype! Two reasons powder coating is better for the environment are 1) the lack of solvents and 2) VOCs (volatile organic compounds). VOCs are found in paints in very small amounts—but in powder coating there are little to none! VOCs are often found in solvents, and solvents in liquid paint; it’s what makes the paint stick. Solvents are not needed in powder coating. Because powder coating adheres to a surface in a different way (electrostatic technology), solvents are simply not needed.
Powder coats are one of the most durable alternatives. Once cured in the oven, powder coating is stronger than any ordinary paint that you’ll find because it can bend without breaking or chipping. It also bonds with the surface of the object, making it as tough as can be. Along with powder’s environmental benefits, its durability is a strong selling point.
Broader Color Palette
As technology furthers, the color palette for any paint is almost unlimited. Colors that are more vibrant or complex are being added to the scale of powders all of the time—it’s even possible to have textured paint for special projects. There’s a broad spectrum of simple colors available at Production Paint. With these kinds of options, it’s hard to say no.
Ease of Application
Powder coating is easily applied to the surface of any part using an electrostatic technique that bonds the powder to the metal. It only takes one coat, rather than the two you may need with a liquid paint, which in turn cuts down the application process quite a bit.
Because powder coating is so environmentally friendly, durable, and versatile, it makes it easy to market to customers. With all of these benefits, it’s easy to see how powder coating gets its “hot topic” status in the