The coating process:
1. We clean all of our parts (unless otherwise specified) with a phosphorous
based chemical solvent, thoroughly cleansing it of any oils or other residues which could could cause defects or
imperfections in the finished product.
2. After being washed the parts are put in an oven for a
short time, this quickly dries them and bakes off any remaining residue.
3. As an additional step to help ensure a quality finish,
we also hand check every part for defects or damage that may have occured during delivery to our shop.
4. The dry powder is blown through a low-pressure air 'gun' where it becomes
positively charged. Powder sprays out of the gun and onto a grounded part. The powder is drawn to the grounded
object, causing it to adhere to the part.
5. It is then baked in an oven for curing. This process results in a stronger
coating that has literally adhered to the part. Powder coating is tougher than many other conventional
applications, such as paint, and is highly resistant to wear and tear.
What are the advantages of Powder
Powder coating gives consumers, businesses, and industry one of the most economical, longest-lasting, and most
color-durable quality finishes available.
Powder coated surfaces are more resistant to chipping, scratching, fading, and
wearing than other finishes. Color selection is virtually unlimited with high and low gloss, metallic, and clear
finishes available. And colors stay bright and vibrant longer. Texture selections range from smooth surfaces to a
wrinkled or matte finish, and rough textures designed for hiding surface imperfections.
Protects the Environment
Powder coating is also highly protective of our environment. While liquid finishes contain solvents which
have pollutants known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), powder coating contains no solvents and releases
negligible amounts, if any, of VOCs into the atmosphere. Thus, there is no longer a need for finishers to buy
costly pollution control equipment. In addition, most powder coating overspray that does not adhere to the part can
be retrieved and reused, virtually eliminating the waste commonly found in liquid finishing processes.
Elimination of VOCs and reduction of wastes saves money and helps companies comply more easily and economically
with the regulations of the U.S. Enviroptnmental Protection Agency. In fact, one of the major elements in expanding
the market for powder coating has been the implementation over the past 30 years of stringent air pollution control
(article courtesy of www.powdercoating.org)