Powder coating

powder coating with a spray gun in industrial environment

Powder coating over conventional paint 

Powder coating is a  method by which surfaces can be coated with dry powder instead of being painted with conventional liquid paints. Once the coating is applied, it is then heated, a process known as curing.

The coating is growing rapidly in the market due to its advantages over conventional paint. There are many methods in which the coating can be applied.

  • Powder coating can be used on wheels
  • The method is very effective when coating irregular surfaces
  • Powder coating is heavily used by industries to coat equipment
  • The automobile industry uses powder coating immensely to paint cars
  • Various technological products are also being powder coated these days.

Top 5 benefits of powder coating

Powder coating is already a billions-of-pounds-a-year business, and is only getting bigger.  Here are 5 reasons why:

  1. Durability: It is more resistant to chipping, scratching, fading, and wearing than liquid coatings.
  2. Appearance: Unlimited colour and finish choice (including gloss, matt, iridescent, glitter, and candy)
  3. Environmentally friendly: Solvent-free, very low VOC and the excess powder can be recovered and reused, so minimal waste.
  4. Cost efficiency: It is cheaper than liquid paint, and with minimal to no wastage. Plus it is very long-lasting.
  5. Flexibility: Suitable for a wide range of materials, such as metals, plastics, glass and even wood and MDF.

Powder coatings require special equipment

The equipment used to powder coat surfaces can vary according to the method of applying the coat. It also depends on the surface being coated. The most common type of equipment used is the spray gun. The spray guns and simple tools that allow the user to spray the powder onto the surface. However, before this can be done, the surface needs to be prepared. This can involve treating the surface with certain chemicals.

There is various other powder coating equipment besides the spray guns. These include highly sophisticated automated systems used by industries and factories. Some of the methods include electro-coating. If you would like to know the prices for powder coating and powder coating equipment please visit our “powder coating prices” article. 

Powder coating oven cures the coat

metal powder coating oven

An industrial powder coating oven

As mentioned above, in order for the powder coat to remain on the surface, one needs to heat it. For this, you can use an oven. You can either make one or buy. In any case, you will need to make sure that the oven is capable of sustaining a temperature of up to 450 degrees Celsius.

If you want to build one, you can use steel studs for the frames. You will need to use rivets to hold the studs together in place. However, if you are planning to buy one, you can buy a household oven as long as it can sustain the required temperature. You can buy them on eBay.

Powder coatings companies and prices in India

India is a large country in which it might be difficult to find a suitable company for your project. To make it slightly easier for you, we have listed some companies that are located in the largest areas and cities of India;

You can choose to contact these companies yourself or let us do it for you! 

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