Powder coating is a process of applying paint or pigment to a surface. It uses an electrostatic charge to adhere the powder to a substrate, which can be metal, plastic, fiberglass, or wood. The powdery substance is then cured under heat and pressure. This blog post will discuss why manufacturers are switching to powder coating instead of traditional liquid paints or spray painting.
Powder coating is an excellent alternative to other coating forms because it’s less expensive, more environmentally friendly, and provides a high-quality finish at a low cost. Powder coating is cost-effective compared to other coatings because no useable by-products can often be recycled or reused as a fuel source, thus reducing waste disposal costs.
The ease of application also greatly reduces labor costs, especially with wet spraying techniques that require experience and careful attention to achieve good results.
Powder coating is a highly durable finish. The durability of this finish makes it especially well-suited for appliances, furniture, and equipment that will be frequently used in your home or workplace. Durability is important for any product that will be used regularly, and powder coating offers a sturdy protective layer with a long lifespan—far longer than other finishes.
3. Exceptionally Eco-Friendly
Powder coating is one of the most eco-friendly processes for painting because it uses no solvents, harmful chemicals, harsh chemicals, or gases. This is especially important for indoor applications where some children and pets could be exposed to these toxic substances. Powder coating is also environmentally friendly because it can be disposed of by simply sweeping the dust after it dries on a project.
4. Variety of Uses
You may be surprised to learn that powder coating is used in various industries. In addition to the automotive industry, it’s also used in the electronics and aerospace industries. The diversity of applications means that many different types of powder coating machines are available on the market today.
5. Strength and Durability
Powder coating is a durable and long-lasting coating. It can last longer than other types of coatings, such as electroplating, varnishing, and painting. Powder coating also has a greater corrosion resistance than other coatings.
As we mentioned earlier, powder coating is extremely versatile. In addition to its durability and resistance to corrosion, it can be applied to a wide range of materials, including wood, metal, or plastic, that may be difficult for some other types of coatings (like paints) to adhere to effectively without an additional primer layer applied first.
6. Aesthetically Pleasing
Powder coating is a practical and aesthetically pleasing way to protect your products and equipment. Not only does it offer industrial strength protection, but it’s also easy to repair and clean. And since powder coating can be applied to almost any surface, there are endless ways you can use this technology in your manufacturing facility.
7. Environmentally Friendly
It’s non-toxic, non-flammable, and contains no solvents. The powder used in this process is water-based, which means you won’t have to worry about handling hazardous materials when using it at your facility. Plus, it’s 100% recyclable!
If you want to improve your products’ look and durability, we recommend that you give powder coating a try! Although powder coating may be a little confusing initially, it’s definitely worth trying. The benefits are many and far outweigh any downsides.