As mentioned in the previous post, powder coating is a service that consists of an electrostatic application of organic powder to metal parts that require coating for protection or decoration.
The powder is cured by baking, resulting in a hard, continuous coating process.
A process that includes a pretreatment (deep cleaning of the metal part), a powder application, and its subjection to high temperature (baking).
Let’s answer now, what are the advantages of powder coating compared to wet painting?
There are several advantages, we can mention 4 main ones:
Performance: powder coatings are more durable and more resistant to corrosion, chemicals, and weather than liquid coatings.
Operating costs. Powder coatings are less expensive and can cover a larger area than most organic finishes, which translates into lower costs.
Safety. Wet paint is flammable, carcinogenic, and full of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Powder coatings, on the other hand, are generally VOC-free materials and contain no solvents.
Environment. VOCs in the wet painting process are also among the industrial pollution problems. Because powder coatings do not contain solvents, they are more environmentally friendly.
It should be added that most powder coating materials are considered non-hazardous materials, so they can be disposed of without inconvenience.
Also, powder-coated surfaces are more resistant to chipping, scratching, and other wear and tear caused by the thermal bonding process during curing.
Unlike wet paint, powders also do not run or drip, providing a more uniform coating.
On the other hand, the color vibrancy of a powder-coated part tends to stay brighter and fresher longer than its liquid counterpart.
What about economics?
One of the main questions that come up when shopping for powder coating over liquid paint services is the amount of financial investment required for the development of the project!
Electrostatic painting or powder coating has gradually increased its popularity due to its quality and durability as some of its main advantages.
Sometimes it is believed that the investment in electrostatic painting is higher due to the requirement in processes and instruments for its application.
However, with a correct application process, powder paint does not form bubbles, lumps, or runoffs, something that is impossible to guarantee with liquid paint.
This main difference has meant that, although the initial investment cost may seem higher…
…the long-term durability and minimal maintenance that electrostatic paint ensures make it a much better investment.
Electrostatic paint is a much smarter investment because it:
It lasts for a longer time
Offers more precise and elegant finishes
Maintains better adhesion.
Now that you know that powder coating is a better long-term investment because of its original characteristics, plan the development of your projects with this service!
This is not only a modern and efficient process but also a safe investment.