Powder coating is a dry finishing process that is typically applied electrostatically and then heat cured in order to flow and form a hard skin that is more durable than conventional paint.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Powder Coating
What is powder coating?
Powder coating is a dry coating process that is durable and flexible. Powder coating is applied electrostatically before being cured with intense heat. This process creates a hard skin that is more durable than paint, yet flexible enough for use in both indoor and outdoor applications.
Powder coating is mainly used for coating metals, such as automobile parts, outdoor machinery, and household appliances.
What are the types of powder coating?
The two types of powder coating are thermoplastics and thermosets. When heated, thermoplastic powder coating finishes become liquid and soft, eliminating chemical bonding. As such, this makes thermoplastic powder coating reversible and reusable.
On the other hand, thermoset powder coating is irreversible as it creates chemical bonds when cured. Thermoset coatings are more suitable for intense heat as the chemical bonds prevent melting, and are cheaper than thermoplastics.
How durable is powder coating?
Powder coating creates an incredibly durable coating due to the chemical bonds. After applying powder coating, products are more resistant to moisture, chemicals, extreme weather, and impact. Powder coating finishes may last up to 20 years, but may break down faster if used in harsh conditions.
What are the advantages of powder coating over liquid coating?
Powder coating has a variety of advantages over liquid coating. For one, powder coating is more environmentally friendly than liquid coating due to equipment used and a lack of flammable solvents. Additionally, processing time is much shorter with powder coating because it does not need as many coats as liquid coating.