The surface is treated with a free-flowing dry powder. That replaces the traditional liquid paint treatments for many applications. Powder coating is applied electrostatically rather than an evaporating solvent, like conventional liquid paint. Surfaces are immersed in granulated powders containing many protective chemicals. After the powder melts in a heated drying chamber, it hardens creating a durable surface. Pigmentation can be added to the powder before application to create a colour of your choice.
Powder coating are either thermoplastic or thermoset. Thermosets are solid resins that, when heated, melt, flow, and—unlike thermoplastics—can crosslink with one another or other reactive substances to form compounds with higher molecular weights. After curing, a thermoset coating remains thermally stable, meaning it cannot be melted back into a liquid from further heating. Powdered coating be applied to items such as household appliances, aluminium extrusions, car wheels, drum hardware, bicycle parts, and automobiles. Various methods are now available for powder coating other materials, such as MDF. Our experts will determine was the best practice for your item.
Powder coating has the following advantages over liquid finishes:
- Suitable for single items or small batches.
- Getting it done fast.
- Even complex shapes are entirely covered by electrostatic powder.
- A choice of colours, metallics, or textures.
- Fading protection against ultraviolet light
- Long-lasting gloss and colour.
- Mechanically and chemically robust
- Resistant to abrasion, acids, and solvents.
- Insulation properties are suitable.
- Great for aluminium, brass, zinc, and steel.
- Efficacious in terms of energy and material use, as well as environmentally friendly.
Can be applied to:
- Galvanised steel
- Stainless steel
- Mild steel
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