How the Powder Coating Process Works for Industrial Steel Fabrication Projects
Powder coating services are a great alternative to commercial wet painting methods. In many cases, powder coating is capable of producing far more durable and resilient metal finishes, making it the ideal option for most industrial steel fabrication projects.
What Is Powder Coating vs. Conventional Wet Paint?
Essentially, powder coating is the application of dry powder onto an electrostatically charged surface. The electrostatic adhesion creates a tougher, thicker surface coating than is possible with wet paint in a single application. Furthermore, the electrostatically charged powder provides much stronger adhesion than conventional paints, allowing custom powder coated parts to stand up to industrial wear, tear, and the test of time.
How Does the Powder Coating Process Work?
Powder coating uses an electrostatic process and curing to adhere the powder to the surface. Because the parts must undergo high temperatures to set the coating, the substrate must also be heat-resistant. However, most products coated with this finish are metal and easily hold up throughout the process.
What Is Powder Coating Material Made From?
There are numerous different types of powder coatings that are engineered from specialized polymers, resins, and various modifiers. The polymer resin is carefully mixed with colored pigments as well as flow modifiers and curing agents to provide an even coat and ensure proper, long-lasting adhesion.
The ingredients are melted together, then cooled and ground into a fine, consistent powder mixture. The mixture electrostatically sprayed then reheated during the powder coating process, creating an even resin coating that offers outstanding protection to fabricated steel parts while providing a custom-colored finish.
Which Industries Benefit from Powder Coating Services?
Powder coating is used across a multitude of different industries and commercial applications which demand a more durable alternative to wet paint, or a more versatile alternative to anodizing. Common commercial powder coating projects include industrial equipment, automotive parts, aerospace components, and architectural products. At Alloy, we can provide quality custom powder coating finishes on virtually any of our industrial steel fabrications.
Your Source for Quality American Fabrication and Powder Coating Services
Based out of Reading, Pennsylvania, Alloy offers commercial and industrial powder coating services for virtually all of our in-house fabrications. Our quality powder coating solutions are engineered to enhance both the aesthetics and durability of your products while providing an environmentally sustainable method for custom coloring.