Gerund or present participle: powder-coating
Cover (an object) with a polyester or epoxy powder, which is then heated to fuse into a protective layer.
It's tough. It looks great. And it lasts a long, long time. In addition to being durable, powder coating is an attractive choice due to environmental advantages.
The Powder Coating Process in Action
Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a "skin". The powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Powder coating is mainly used for coating of metals, such as:
Click here for a list of more items that can be powder coated.
How Powder Coating Works
Powder coating is a dry finishing process that has become extremely popular since its introduction in North America over 40 years ago. Representing over 15% of the total industrial finishing market, powder is used on a wide array of products. More and more companies specify powder coatings for a high-quality, durable finish, allowing for maximized production, improved efficiencies, and simplified environmental compliance. Used as functional (protective) and decorative finishes, powder coatings are available in an almost limitless range of colors and textures (click here to see color charts), and technological advancements have resulted in excellent performance properties.
Durability of Powder Coating
Powder coating is a high-quality finish found on thousands of products you come in contact with each day. Powder coating protects the roughest, toughest machinery as well as the household items you depend on daily. It provides a more durable finish than liquid paints can offer, while still providing an attractive finish. Powder coated products are more resistant to diminished coating quality as a result of impact, moisture, chemicals, ultraviolet light, and other extreme weather conditions. In turn, this reduces the risk of scratches, chipping, abrasions, corrosion, fading, and other wear issues.
What Can Be Powder Coated?
Powder coatings are now used on thousands of parts and products, and ongoing technological breakthroughs are expanding the list every day. Here are some of the powder coated products you see all around you:
Customers will be charged an addition fee for any NON-Metal parts that have been removed to powder coat.
Don't throw your favorite piece of lawn furniture away! After being thoroughly sandblasted and powdercoated,
this outdoor sofa will bring you many more years of enjoyment.
These livestock feeders recently came in from a client. With durable powdercoating they will now be protected from
moisture and corrosion, and are ready for many more years of use.