What is powder coating?
Powder coating is a type of coating applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a liquid paint and a powder coating, is powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler 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 can be applied to a range of different metals, such as household appliances, aluminium extrusions, cast outdoor furniture, mild-steel RHS, along with car and bike parts.
Why choose powder coating?
- Environmentally friendly, as no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC)
- Solvent-free and no hazardous materials used during clean up
- Improved productivity
- One or two coat system available
- Can build to a thicker coating than conventional liquid painting.
- No running or sagging.
- Uniform premium finish
- Easier coating of complex shapes.
- Gloss, Satin, Matt, Metallic, Ripple and Textured finishes available.
- Corrosion resistance.
To discuss your powder coating and sandblasting requirements call (03) 5338 1555 or visit our showroom.