Top 5 Advantages of Powder Coating Over Conventional Liquid Paint13 December 2017
Powder coatings are rapidly gaining popularity and the industry has seen incredible growth in recent years, with the market expected to reach $12,332 Million (£9 million) by 2022.
But what has made it such a popular choice? Here’s our top 5 reasons why powder coating wins out over traditional coatings…
- Improved Finish
As there is no liquid carrier with powder coatings, thick coats can be applied to a multitude of surfaces with no running or sagging appearing in the paint, making for a more smooth and even finish on the final product.
- Colour Blending
By combining different powder colours and curing them together, we can easily achieve high quality colour blends to ensure that the exact required shade for your products.
- Special Effects
As well as custom colour blending, recent innovations in the powder coating industry mean that special effects such as metallic or pearlescent finishes are also possible. For example, we can use mica-based pigments to create a metallic effect that is durable and suitable for external use, as it does not oxidise.
Powder coating is a much more durable option that traditional paint, as it does not suffer as much from the effects of weather and the wear and tear that comes with everyday use. This makes it an ideal solution for outdoor application and products that demand durability.
- Environmentally Friendly
Powder coating releases no VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) during the process, as there is no liquid to evaporate. This makes it a safer and more environmentally friendly choice over traditional solvent-based coatings. Furthermore, as the process is done electrostatically, the paint itself is actually recoverable and therefore reusable.