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Powder Coating efficiency, colour range and technique

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Powder Coating is the most economical and environmentally friendly paint application technique available. The extremely efficient method produces a high quality finish in a selection of colours, finishes and textures.

The 50 year lifespan of Powder Coating has brought on vast developments. Today there are a variety of surfaces that Powder Coating is suitable for. The Auto industry is using this popular painting technique, more than ever for a variety of surfaces.

  • Motorbike frames
  • Racecars
  • Street poles/ rods
  • Antique cars
  • Engine parts
  • Batteries
  • Wheels

However there are a large amount of other surfaces that are ideal for the application of Powder Coating.

  • Kitchen appliances
  • Fences
  • Furniture
  • Garden equipment
  • Window and door frames

Powder Coating colours

There are a wide range of colours available for the use of Powder Coating. It is important to ensure that when purchasing colours, that they are International RAL colours, meet the SABS standards and are compatible with Pantone standards.

There are usually a variety of colour series available, allowing customers to choose which type of product is best for their surface. Product characteristics differ according to various needs, e.g. Anti- weathering, high impact, high flexibility, UV attack, wear resistant, metallic colours etc. There are over 1688 colours to choose from, (through Powder- Lak,) allowing clients to make the most out of this popular painting technique.

Every colour is usually available in various finishes. When used in Powder Coating, a colour and specific finish will create an effect different to that of a standard surface. These finishes include:

  • Gloss
  • Matt
  • Semi- Matt
  • Texture
  • Sandpaper- Texture

Most Powder Coating products and colours are available in Interior (Epoxy and Epoxy Polyester Hybrid) and Exterior (Polyester and Polyurethane.)

How does Powder Coating work?

Once a colour, finish and texture has been chosen by the client, powder is developed into a suitable formulation. Once the product is ready for application, it is sprayed onto the surface in a thin and even layer.

Static electricity holds the coat in place as there is no binder in the product to do so. Once the Powder Coating is complete, the object is placed into an oven, where the powder melts and bonds and then flows and fuses to create a continuous coating around the object.

This process makes the coating extremely hard and porous free.

Powder Coating provides a quality finish, however it is important to understand how to use the equipment is used and to ensure that each step is completed as carefully as the next.

Contact Powder- Lak for more information on Powder Coating colours, finishes, textures and techniques. Read more about Powder Coating.

JHB (Head Office): +27 (0) 437 5905/ 6

 

Cape Town: 27 (0) 21 511 5205. Visit www.all-pro.co.za

 

KZN: 27 (0) 41 364 3901

 

PE:  27 (0) 82 431 5722

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