As industries go, agriculture demands a lot from its machinery and structures. Efficient and consistent production is paramount to the industry and must occur while maintaining product quality. Many of the machines and structures responsible for this operate non-stop or are under extreme stress from different weather conditions all year round.
To protect production quality and expensive machinery, paint has to be much more than aesthetic. Powder coating provides a durable and long-lasting protective surface, ideal for the demands of agriculture. Let’s take a closer look at what powder coating can be used for and its benefits.
Powder-coated finishes are prominent throughout the agricultural sector. They are applied to large surfaces on expensive machines, such as tractors, wagons and landscape machinery, and storage silos. Smaller mechanical components and parts also benefit from a protective powder-coated layer. In fact, anything you can cover in paint can be powder coated for longer-lasting protection.
Whether it’s intense heat, heavy snow or regular wet conditions, agricultural machinery must be able to withstand anything the skies can conjure.
Compared to traditional paint, powder coating leaves a thicker and denser finish. By choosing powder coating as the outer layer for tractors, wagons and other service vehicles, you are giving your machinery a long-lasting protection against rust and corrosion.
With powder coating, you’re left with a durable, easy to clean, weatherproof and UV resistant layer to protect agricultural machinery and structures. This extra protection over traditional paint is more likely to keep replacements, fixtures and problems to a minimum. In this way, repair and maintenance costs are greatly reduced over the years.
The whole procedure of powder coating aims at reducing cost. For a start, sourcing powder coating in the first place is less expensive than wet paint. Its application is also structured in a way that significantly cuts labour costs.
Where food production is concerned, an environmentally safe finishing process is critical. Powder coating is low in volatile organic compounds and therefore safe to use. These volatile organic compounds also produce harmful environmental effects during their production and are best avoided wherever possible.
Powder coating clearly has a number of advantages compared to traditional wet paint. It’s safe to use and provides long term cost savings thanks to its thick and durable layer. It also offers long-lasting defense against extreme weather conditions, rust and corrosion. When it comes to agricultural machinery and structures, powder coating has got you covered.
For the past 30 years, Tomburn has protected agricultural machinery and vehicles through accurate and effective pre-treatment services. If you want more information about our services, or if you need a quote, get in touch with us today on 02392 692 020.