Powder coating is a type of metal finishing that is often used in place of liquid paint. It is normally applied in a free-flowing dried powder and includes no solvents, unlike liquid painting. Powder coating is ideal for those seeking a harder, incredibly durable finish. This makes it the ideal solution for a wide range of projects including buildings, agriculture, electrical engineering and the automotive sector.
One of the main benefits of powder coating is the durability that it offers. The highly durable nature of powder coating enables materials to stand the test of time and serve you well for many years before they need to be replaced. Powder coating can also save you a great deal of money in the long run whilst helping you comply with various regulations.
Powder coating can keep its finish for up to 20 years. It is noted for its resistance to chemicals, corrosion and weather. It is important that powder coating is pre-treated to protect its longevity. The surface the coating is applied to must be clean to ensure it can adhere to it. During the pre-treatment process, existing coatings and corrosions will be stripped, with bare metal also being cleaned. If the treatment process is substandard, the powder coat can chip, with its life being shortened.
There are several different types of powder available. Epoxy coating is normally used indoors and given a UV stable top-coat. Polyester is a very popular option and is ideal for internal and external environments. Fluoropolymers are an excellent match for outdoor projects and are noted for their resistance to weather. Urethanes can also offer an outstanding standard of efficiency and longevity.
The popularity of powder coating is growing all the time. Powder coating is noted for its resistance to impacts, scratches and chemicals. It can be applied to metal, wood and glass products. Items that are often powder coated today include lighting, gates, railings, alloy wheels, furniture, parts and more. Metals which can be powder coated include aluminium, stainless and steel alloys, galvanised steel and certain cast metals. If the metal can hold an electrostatic charge, it can normally be powder coated. It can take just 30 minutes for powder coating to cure. The low VOCs make powder coating a much safer, eco-friendly alternative to liquid paint.
At Tomburn, we offer various powder coating products for substrates including aluminium, galvanised steel, mild steel and other substrates. We have been involved in a high number of high-profile projects across the world and are compliant to BS 12206. You can find out more about the services that we offer by calling us on +44 2392 692 020 or by getting in touch via the website. We have over four decades of experience to draw upon and aim to offer the best value and service for all our customers. Contact us today.