Any raw metal product or poorly finished metal fabrication project can eventually corrode or tarnish. Depending on the intended use, unfinished metal-fabricated parts can be eroded by salts, weakened by ultraviolet light, or rusted by rain. Finely finished metal fabricated products enhance aesthetics and are more valuable.
What is Powder Coating?
Powder Coating is a fairly new way of finishing in the metal industry. Traditional liquid paint coating has colour pigments suspended in liquid, whereas powder coating operates in a fully dry environment. This dry powder receives a positive electric charge and is sprayed under pressure to the unfinished metal-fabricated object. This creates an electrochemical change that allows the molecules from the powder to attach to the metal.
After there is a uniform powder coating on the fabricated metal, they’re then placed in a high-temperature environment. Powder-coated products are fully finished after removing them from the oven and can be used immediately.
Benefits of Powder Coating
As compared to other finishing liquid options, powder coating increases durability while still giving a premium look and lowering environmental impact. Over the years, it has improved the production time for metal fabricators, while increasing the functionality of the product properties.
Powder coating makes the finished products resistant to scratching, fading, wearing off, or chipping. They don’t corrode easily, increasing the lifespan of the metal. This also makes it maintenance-free as there will be no need to re-paint.
Additionally, powder coating is quite budget-friendly, as it does not require much equipment, takes less time, and uses fewer raw materials.
It’s cleaner, smoother, and superior to other finishing methods. It offers an environmentally-friendly, safe, and cost-effective solution. Hence, powder coating is a go-to option in the metal finishing industry.
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