When you’re choosing a finishing process for your product, you’re not only choosing the product’s final look. You’re also making a decision that may impact the sales of that product.
That said, there are a few mistakes that product managers and metal manufacturers make when choosing the finishing process for their products. Here are the most common mistakes so you can avoid making them yourself.
- Choosing a finishing process that isn’t easy to maintain. Maintenance may not sound like something you need to worry about when choosing a finishing process. But the last thing you want to deal with is needing to use special solutions to clean your products to maintain its finish. Look for finishes that are easy to maintain and can be wiped down using soapy water.
- Choosing a finish that isn’t eco-friendly. With the climate crisis looming over us, it’s more important than ever to use eco-friendly materials. Certain finishes release volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency heavily regulates. VOCs have a major health and environmental impact, which means you’ll need expensive pollution control equipment to manage them. By choosing an eco-friendly finish for your products, you don’t have to worry about damaging the environment or buying pollution control equipment. Choose a finish that doesn’t need solvents in its formulation and easily complies with EPA regulations.
- Choosing a finish that isn’t cost-effective. Whether you’re a small business or a major enterprise, it’s important to be cost-effective when choosing your finishing processes. Unfortunately, some product managers and other operating may choose a finish that isn’t very efficient and creates a lost of waste. To avoid spending more money than you need to, choose a finish that produces few spills so you can lower the cost of materials you need. It’s also beneficial to choose a finish that only needs to be applied once so you can further reduce the cost of necessary materials.
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When you’re looking for a professional finishing process, nothing beats powder coatings. Powder coating is a popular dry finishing process and it represents over 15% of the total industrial finishing market.
Professional Finishing offers enhanced powder coating services, sandblasting services, and liquid coating services so you can feel confident in your products. For more information about our finishing processes, contact Professional Finishing today.