Since the 1960s the powder finish has become very popular for everything from home objects to industrial equipment. Throughout recent time, it has shown to have several advantages over other methods. Below is a list of these advantages:
In any industry, durability is important. Imagine if a large piece on construction equipment broke or stopped working. Or, imagine if a hunter’s rifle would not work in the rain and a drizzle started, and it would be terrible if your lawn mower stopped every time you hit a rock. Regardless of what is being finished: A metal backhoe, a metal sign, or a wooden plaque, durability is important. According to the Powder Coating Institute: “Powder coated products are more resistant to diminished coating quality as a result of impact, moisture, chemicals, ultraviolet light, and other extreme weather conditions. In turn, this reduces the risk of scratches, chipping, abrasions, corrosion, fading, and other wear issues.” Your professional finish needs to work in any conditions and under any circumstances. The best powder coating will stand up to rain, snow, sleet, ice, dust, and high winds. One of the two main functions of your professional finish is to protect (The other is to decorate). Your enhanced powder coating will enhance the durability of your material, making the material last longer and, overall, save you money.
There have been other methods of finishing that were not environmentally friendly. Paints of many kinds including, most notably, lead paint, have not been environmentally friendly. However, powder coatings are, in fact, environmentally friendly. For example, powder solvents from Professional Finishing in the Bay Area contain no volatile organic compounds. Volatile Organic Compounds can damage the kidneys, liver, and central nervous system. There are a few other minor symptoms related to the VOCs as well.
One of the most highly recommended companies for powder finishing is Professional Finishing in Richmond, California. They have been providing quality powder and liquid coating services since the late 70s. They are highly recommended by many people as one of the best providers in their area, not to mention the country. Consider giving them a call for all your powder coating needs.