The applications of powder coating are vast, with the applications revolving around decorative and protective purposes. The concept of powder coating involves electrostatics. The powder is the combination of finely ground particles of pigment and resin, which are electrostatically sprayed on the surface. When powder coating is used, the finished product features a more attractive appearance and durable finish. Here is everything that you need to know about technology.
Understanding the Procedure
The process of powder coating is carried out in three steps, which include preparation, spraying, and curing. The first step is to clean the surface that you need to paint. It is essential to remove all contaminants that can ruin the final look of the surface, such as oils, metal oxides, welding scales, and other impurities. After you clean the surface, you may use chemical pre-treatments for the best results. The second step is spraying the paint on the surface. In the final stage, curing is achieved by exposing the surface to a temperature of 200°C for ten minutes.
Types of Powder Coating
The two types of powder coating are thermoset and thermoplastic. Each of these offers a unique set of features. Thermoset is used for most powder coating processes because it offers both a durable and decorative surface. The difference between thermoplastic powder coating and thermoset powder coating is in the molecules. Thermostat starts with short molecules that cross-link during the curing process, forming a permanent surface. Thermoplastic uses longer molecules, allowing the surface to become malleable if heated and to harden again when cooled.
Benefits of Powder Coating
Powder coating boasts numerous benefits. Surfaces with powder coating are the most cost-effective, durable, and colorfast finishing process available for any metal. Moreover, powder coated surfaces resist chipping, scratching, fading, and wearing far better than other finishes.
Enviro-Tech Coatings are specialists at both thermoset and thermoplastic powder coating. We also offer metal finishing services, Including glass beads, walnut shells, and ceramic media finished surfaces. Our services can meet the standards for food and beverage parts and equipment. Our complete services cover painting, specialty coatings, and metal finishing services to a wide range of industries. We maintain Air Permits and are a fully approved site for blasting and painting. If you would like a bid on a project, please contact us at 989-495-0000 or visit enviro-tech-coatings.com.