What is Powdercoating?
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 household appliances, aluminium extrusions, drum hardware, and automobile and bicycle parts.
Powder coated products are ‘Tough & Durable’
They are resistant to weathering, have an anti-corrosion coating, are resistant to chemicals and have an electrical insulator effect because of their powder coating.
Examples Of Steel Products We Have Powder Coated
Here at ALFAB Manufacturing we can Powder Coat anything steel for you, from Door Handles to Car Rims to BBQs to Outdoor Settings to Tandem Trailers. If its steel and it can fit in our oven we can paint & ‘cook it’ for you.
Powder for Surface Coatings?
The concept of finishing metallic surfaces by applying dry powders which, when fused, form continuous and integrated coatings, has developed steadily since its practical inception in the mid 1950’s. Initially thermoplastic resins were employed, but within the last three decades thermosetting powders have been developed which open up a much wider field of use.
The increasing use of thermosetting powders has been necessary because of the need to reduce air and water pollution coupled with the fact that with today’s rising costs of basic raw materials and labour, powder coating is often a viable commercial consideration when compared to conventional industrial liquid paints.
Powder Coating colour charts
Please note: The colour samples reflected in this colour chart are indicative only.
Printing these documents will not ensure a true representation of the colour range. Please contact our office for a printed copy which includes ‘true colour samples’.
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