Powder Coating process
What is Powder Coating?
Powder coating is a process in which a metal product or component is coated in powder paint then heated in an oven to create a seamless protective coating.
How we Powder Coat.
We apply powder coating to our steel products with an electrostatic spray gun to a thickness of roughly 100 microns. Once coating is complete each product is cured in an oven at temperatures ranging from 180 ° to 200 °.
The powder coating process takes place in our purpose built powder coating facility and is only applied once each product is fully machined, welded and thoroughly cleaned and prepared.
Powder Coat Colour Choice.
Powder coats are available in a wide range of colours which can be easily chosen via the correct RAL of PANTONE colour code.
RAL is generally used in Europe where as PANTONE colour codes are frequently used in the United States.
Powder Coating Options.
As well as the multitude of colour choices, powder coating also offers additional finishing options such as:
- Hammertone finish.
- Textured finished.
Powder coat has various advantages such as complete protection from the elements and also corrosion resistance. In addition the powder coat itself features anti UV fade properties and can keep its colour for up to 10 years.
Powder coat also offers environmental advantages over other forms of finishing options. The coating is solvent free and excess or over-spray powder can be collected and reused cutting down on waste.
Advantages of powder coating.
- Thick protective layer.
- Hard wearing and difficult to scratch.
- UV resistant.
- Resistant to cracking in sunlight and extreme temperatures.
- Bright smooth and equal finish.
- Corrosion resistant properties.
Watch our powder coating line Video’s
We have put together a few videos of our powder coating line in action.
Watch our steel pedestrian guardrails being powder coated at our powder coating line below:
Watch our bollards being powder coated at our factories here in China:
Attention to detail.
Although our powder coated finish is a hard wearing, long lasting, durable coating we go to great lengths to ensuring our powder coated products arrive to you in excellent quality.
Each product is thoroughly checked for quality and individually packed in protective bubble wrap plastic wrapping.
To see some examples of our powder coated products please visit our street furniture product pages here.