Choosing the right finishing method for your product can be tough. The method used must easily create a durable, long-lasting, and attractive finish to appeal to potential buyers.
One finishing method that has clear benefits is powder coating. Professional powder coating uses a powder that consists of resin and pigment particles, which are then electrostatically sprayed on an object and heated until they are smoothly fused together.
Though not necessarily ideal for every project, powder coating is an excellent choice in a variety of applications. Here are four key advantages to getting a powder coating on your products.
1. It’s Durable and Varied
Enhanced powder coating has proven to be a long lasting and durable finish, with better resistance to scratching, chipping, and fading compared to other finishes. This professional finish comes in a wide variety of colors and styles, including gloss, iridescent, smooth, matte, and wrinkled. Utilizing the durability and large range of appearance options for this finish can revitalize or improve any object, from coffee cups to metal plating.
2. It’s Easy to Maintain
Powder coatings are more easily maintained than other finishes. No special solutions are needed to clean powder coated objects. Instead, simply wiping them down with soapy water and rinsing is enough to maintain this finish for years.
3. It’s Time and Cost-Effective
Using powder coats is very efficient and creates very little waste, since each charged particle attaches to the object. Unlike paint, powder coating produces few spills, which lowers the cost of materials needed. A professional powder coating also only needs to be applied once, compared to other finishes which require multiple layers. Finally, powder coating materials can be purchased and used specifically for the size and specifications of an object, further reducing the cost of needed materials.
4. It’s Environmentally and Economically-Friendly
Powder coating offers manufacturers an environmentally safe option compared to liquid coatings. Why? Powder coatings are considered to be 100% solids, and unlike liquid coatings, they do not require solvents in their formulation. The solvents released by liquids are classified as volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, which the U.S Environmental Protection Agency heavily regulates due to their health and environmental impacts. Powder coatings, on the other hand, produce little to no VOCs, and so they easily comply with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations. This, in turn, provides an economic advantage as it eliminates a business’s need to buy expensive pollution control equipment, reducing overall costs.
Powder coatings clearly have several advantages over other finishes, including their durability, variety, environmental safety, and ease of maintenance. Such advantages make powder coating the finish of choice for many objects. For more information or to browse our products, contact us at Professional Finishing today!