Industrial powder coating represents one of our top services. We can coat all kinds of metal parts with various types and colors of electrostatic powder coats. Our experts provide answers to frequently asked questions about industrial powder coatings.
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Industrial powder coating utilizes dry, fine, colored particles made of specific chemicals that electrostatically adhere to metal surfaces before baking in a specialized oven to cure thoroughly.
Powder coating companies utilize six basic types of industrial powder coatings, translating to thousands of applications across dozens of industries.
Polyester Industrial Powder Coatings
Polyesters provide good flexibility as well as mechanical, chemical, and impact resistance. They offer good value for your investment. Two main types of polyesters are common in the powder coating market. TGIC, or triglycidyl isocyanurate, and TGIC-free polyesters work well for sensitive items because of their lower cure temperatures and up to three years of decent UV resistance. Polyesters also come in handy for their wide range of colors, gloss levels, and special effects. This type of industrial powder coating represents an excellent first choice for several applications.
Super Durable Polyester Industrial Powder Coatings
Coating companies have turned to super durable polyester coatings that offer higher levels of durability compared to ordinary polyesters. They hold their color for 5 to 10 years while offering improved humidity and corrosion resistance while still having a good value.
Epoxy Industrial Powder Coatings
Epoxies became the first commonly used industrial powder coatings. They are probably the best in the business regarding chemical and corrosion resistance. Epoxies also have a wide range of cure schedules and temperatures to achieve the desired results. These industrial powder coatings adhere to metals very well. The one drawback is that epoxies are best for indoor applications because they don’t perform well in the weather. However, if you have a factory facility that needs to differentiate colors among parts for easy identification or requires a harsh environment for your processes, epoxy industrial coatings are the way to go.
Epoxy-Polyester Hybrid Industrial Powder Coatings
If you love the properties of epoxies but need better weathering capabilities, an epoxy-polyester hybrid might be suitable for your company. Our engineers can mix epoxies and polyesters in the correct ratio to meet your exact specifications. Appliances and household items typically have these types of industrial powder coatings.
Urethane Industrial Powder Coatings
Our company might suggest urethanes due to their similarities to polyesters, but we use different curing agents. Urethane industrial powder coatings are ideal for fuel tanks, agricultural equipment, air conditioners, doorknobs, and car rims. The downside is that the coating can’t be as thick as others because it can become brittle. This type of industrial powder coating costs the most due to the costs of the resins we use due to their excellent chemical and corrosion resistance.
Fluoropolymer Industrial Powder Coatings
Fluoropolymer industrial coatings work best for architectural applications such as windows, doors, and curtain walls. Fluoropolymers require a primer beneath them. Afterward, they only need one coat and provide superior performance. These types of coatings could offer a 20-year warranty.
Several classes of companies benefit from industrial powder coatings.
- Electrical, for busbars, electric cabinets, transformers, and junction boxes.
- HVAC, such as radiators, boilers, furnaces, and air conditioners.
- Lawn and garden, like wheelbarrows, edgers, shovels, patio furniture, and chainsaws.
- Sporting goods, including golf clubs, baseball bats, ski poles, and bicycles.
- Construction, for gutters, siding, roofing, light poles, and guardrails.
- Agriculture, such as tractors, silos, plows, and trailers.
- Consumer appliances, including refrigerators, washing machines, blenders, microwaves, and more.
There are more than 200 shades on the market today.
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