Powder coating is a widely used technique for dry finishing metal. It delivers an excellent lasting finish to metal substrates for various applications. The process requires a complex mix of levelling agents, pigments, additives and flow modifiers that are heated, combined and left to cool and then ground into a powder.
What are the main benefits of powder coating?
There are several highly beneficial effects of using powder coating to finish metal, including:
- Increased lifespan – powder coating can protect metal surfaces for a very long time. The chemical bonds that form when the powder cures create a highly resistant finish to heat, corrosion, and weather.
- Quality finish – The powder coating technique is noted for its ability to create a smooth and seamless finish through the thermal bonding in the curing stage. It makes powder coating an ideal method for finishing metal in a decorative style and a much cleaner finishing method than paint.
- Environmentally compliant – Powder coating doesn’t require the use of any solvents during the process making environmental compliance easy to achieve. There are no carcinogens produced during the process, making it a very safe technique for trained engineers to undertake.
- Efficiency – During the process, powder particles are charged and applied to the metal with an electrostatic spray before being cured. The particles then self-level while curing to create an even finish that reduces wastage and delivers a highly efficient technique.
PB Metal Finishing supplies bespoke powder coating solutions to the metal finishing industry. If you want more information on how we can with your powder coating needs, contact us today.