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What is Powder Coating?

Powder coating is a dry finishing process that has become extremely popular since its introduction in North America over in the 1960s.  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, and technological advancements have resulted in excellent performance properties.

Benefits of Powder Coating

Many issues inherent in liquid finishing are eliminated or minimized with the powder coating process.  Liquid finishes contain solvents, which have pollutants known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs).  Powder coatings contain no solvents and releases negligible amounts of VOCs into the atmosphere, if any.  Thus, there is no longer a need for finishers to buy costly pollution control equipment, and companies can comply more easily and economically with the regulations of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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.

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.