Premier Engineering: Powder Coating Advantages

Powder coating services, as offered here at Premier Engineering, is an alternative way of applying a colour finish to a variety of materials and products. The process involves the use of pigment and resin which are statically charged and sprayed onto an electrically grounded surface. Powder coating provides a host of advantages over the traditional wet paint, such as those mentioned below.

Finish

Powder coating allows you to choose from a variety of finishes and most type of metals like industrial shelving units and others. You can choose from flat, satin, metallic, high gloss, fluorescent, glitter and more. It also provides you with a variety of textures—from smooth surfaces to wrinkled and rough textures.

More Durable

Powder coating finishes are very durable. Their surfaces are more resistant to scratching and chipping. They don’t easily fade and wear; thus, the colours remain bright and vibrant for longer. Also, powder coating is known to be flexible, with the ability to bend and yield along with the material it is applied to. This makes them suitable for applications to materials that are subjected to a lot of vibration or twisting.

Environment-friendly

Unlike liquid finishes like paint, powder coating doesn’t contain solvents and releases only negligible amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOC’s). This makes powder coating an environment-friendly alternative to liquid finishes. Paint like those commonly used in some industrial shelving units is known to contain harmful chemicals that can be detrimental to the environment, especially to the ozone layer. In addition, any unused powder can be easily recovered, thereby minimizing waste by-products. Wastes generated by powder coating can also be easily and safely disposed of in landfills.

Economical

As mentioned earlier, any overspray from powder coating process can be reclaimed and re-used. This makes it very economical when you compare it with liquid finishes or paints. With liquid finishes or paints, any overspray is impossible to reclaim. In addition, the base product used in powder coating is cheaper than that used with wet paint.

All in all, powder coating offers superior finish to materials they are applied to. With powder coating, you are guaranteed to get an attractive, extremely durable and high quality finish.

Here at Premier Engineering, we offer excellent quality powder coating services with a wide variety of colour and finish to enhance the value and viability of our products. If you are in need of such service, or are looking for fabricators for your industrial shelving units, workbench and others, do get in touch with us.

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