What is the advantages of powder coating?
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1. Powder Coating is More Durable
Powder Coating gives consumers, businesses, and industries one of the most economical, longest lasting, and most color-durable quality finishes available on virtually any type of metal. Powder coated surfaces are more resistant to chipping, scratching, fading, and wearing than other finishes. Colors stay bright and vibrant longer.
2. Powder Coating is More Environmental Friendly
Powder Coating is also highly protective of our environment. While liquid finishes contain solvents which have pollutants known as volatile organic compounds (VOC's), powder coating contains no solvents and release negligible amounts, if any, VOC's into the atmosphere. Therefore, there is no longer a need for finishers to buy and maintain costly pollution control equipment.
3. Powder helps reduce the health hazard to operators
As powders do not contain solvent there is a marked reduction in nose, mouth and throat irritation. With liquid coating, any liquid paint which comes into contact with an operator’s skin needs to be washed off with solvent, and then removed by emulsifying with soap in hot water. In general powder does not cause skin irritation though in rare cases individuals may react to certain types of powder. The powder can be removed from the skin easily by washing with warm water.
4. With powder, processing time is reduced
Powder processing times are generally shorter than those used for wet stoving paints since, as there is no solvent, no flash off period is required. Instead, the powder coated articles can pass directly into the oven. This gives substantial saving in space and time.
5. With powder, the air requirements are reduced – more cost savings
The air extraction in a powder spray booth is a lot less than for solvent based paints. Great news if you’re looking for economies in ventilation and the consequential heating of work areas. As less warm air has to be replaced in workshops, less dust is attracted and there is less air-draught for the operators to contend with.
6. Powder is cleaner to use
Applying powder is much cleaner than applying wet paint. A spray booth can be cleaned down quickly and easily using a rubber squeegee whilst the normal air extraction in the booth is operating. Brushes or an air hose should not be used for this purpose. Any spillages of powder outside the booth can be removed with an industrial vacuum cleaner which is fitted with an air-driven or dust-tight motor.