Powder Coating

The scale, geographical spread and capacity of our facilities mean we are able to reliably powder coat a wide range of components within tight turnarounds. Our powder coating processes are trusted by leading suppliers, precision engineers and OEMs in the automotive, oil and gas and aerospace sectors.

Why use Powder Coating?
Powder coating systems are extremely cost efficient. They rely on an electrical charge in both the work-piece and the paint material to ensure uniform deposition and minimal overspray and material losses, prior to heat curing. Powder coating offers durability and good corrosion resistance with exceptional levels of appearance and finish.
The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form.

How does the Powder Coating System work?
Powder coating is the technique of applying dry paint to a part. The final cured coating is the same as a 2-pack wet paint. In normal wet painting such as house paints, the solids are in suspension in a liquid carrier, which must evaporate before the solid paint coating is produced. In Powder Coating, the powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint.

Key Properties
• Aesthetics
• Range of colours
• Durability
• Corrosion protection

Typical Applications
• Automotive components like Alloy wheels , Brake callipers
• Bicycle frames
• Architectural components
• Aluminium extrusions
“White Goods”

Advantages of using Powder Coating
1. Powder coatings emit near zero volatile organic compounds (VOC).
2. Powder coatings can produce much thicker coatings than conventional liquid coatings without running or sagging.
3. Powder coated items generally have fewer appearance differences between horizontally coated surfaces and vertically coated surfaces than liquid coated items.
4. The wide range of specialty effects are easily accomplished using powder coatings that would be impossible to achieve with other coating processes.