It offers a number of advantages over traditional painting methods that can improve the value and viability of the finish in a wide range of applications. From the cost of coating to durability and environmental impact, fabric is a very effective way to deliver high quality parts. In North America, the powder coating process is the fastest growing technology to add finishes to products and reflects more than 10% of all industry base finishing applications. The choice between paint vs. powder coating really has to depend on the needs of your products. Ultimately, both methods can leave a smooth and complete finish on a wide range of surfaces.
Powder coatings differ from paint in that they need an electric charge to function, while paint needs an adhesive. It can be used on various surfaces, including metal, concrete, steel and plastic. It is suitable powder coating systems for both indoor and outdoor applications and is one of the most cost effective finishing options. After your product is dusty, the last step is to place it in a specially designed powder curing oven.
The dry powder coating is supplied to a spray gun point equipped with an electrode to electrostatic charge the powder as it passes through a charged area at the tip of the gun. The charged dust particles are attracted to a rectified part and are stored there by electrostatic attraction until they melt and fuse into a uniform coating in a curing furnace. The powder spray booth is designed to keep the rest of your store clean and provide a well-lit space to apply powder coating. The exhaust will use filters to capture at least part of the overspray. If the exhaust works properly and the filters are stored, the airflow in the cabin must maintain the overpulverization within the housing and show the painter what he is doing. If your retail environment contains welding or blasting areas, filtered doors in the spray booth can keep airborne contaminants out of their powder coating.
Elimination of oil, dirt, grease, metal oxides, welding scale, etc. is essential before the powder coating process. The choice of method depends on the size and material of the powder coated part, the type of impurities to be removed and the performance requirement of the final product. Some plastics and heat-sensitive compounds have a low surface load and plasma treatment may be required to improve the adhesion of dust. For garage-scale jobs, small “cattlesnake can” spray paint is cheaper and more complex than powder coating.
Companies can choose to automate all or part of the powder coating process for better control and quality assurance. Some companies must manually manage part of the process to meet customer requests. Automated system configurations can accommodate both routine production requirements and response times for special requests. More and more daily products are covered with fabric to increase the quality of the finishes. The poser coating is used in agriculture in tractors and other types of agricultural machinery. The fitness industry uses powder coating on golf cards, golf clubs, ski poles, bicycles, snowmobiles and various fitness equipment.