Powder coating is a form of application that is made by spraying a dry, free-flowing powder onto materials. After that, the components are placed in the oven, the powder is baked or cured to form a smooth layer of skin. It differs from traditional wet paint application in that there is no solvent to keep the painting together and suspend it in a liquid state. Rather, the powder is electrically charged and is usually spread with a powder spray gun.
Benefits Powder coating
The powders used do not produce any volatile organic compounds or VOCs that make them better for the environment and healthier for the end-user. The coating could be applied thicker than conventional liquid paint without the risk of sagging or running. The overspray can be reused if a cartridge booth is utilized.
In effect, the system allows the user to achieve almost 100% use of the coating. The overall cost of operating and purchasing the powder coating system's equipment is less than the traditional liquid lines. Lastly, it is more versatile and allows for more specialty effects over the liquid coating option.
Although the benefits outweigh the drawbacks of powder coating, there are still some limitations to the technology. Thick coatings are readily applied and represent a smooth coating, but thinner coatings tend to look rougher. Second, the coatings appear to wear down after 5 to 10 years of exposure to UV rays.
Powder Coating is a modern trend for the coating industry. More and more businesses are moving from liquid paint lines to powder for cost-effectiveness, protection, and better efficiency.
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