What is Powder Coating?
Powder coating is a process that offers a high quality finish than inferior finishes like paint. The process of Powder coating is quick, and usually faster than traditional finishing processes. It is long lasting, can with-stand wear and tear, and permanent in relation to spraying. Powder coating presents a endless options of finishes. Finishes include but not limited by candy coated, flat, glossy, textured and or rustic finishes. The're many flavors of colors available to choose from. In specific circumstances if a particular color is needed, our specialist at GT Wheels Inc., are capable of doing custom color matching to meet the client demands.
There are several advantages of powder coating:
- No VOC’s
- No solvents, meaning reduced fire risk, reduced risk in application and disposal of waste.
- Less harmful polutants.
- Powder can easily be recycled as extraction systems gather most excess powder.
- Processing times for powder are generally shorter than for liquid coatings. Coated articles pass directly to the oven giving substantial time and space savings.
- Reduced health risks for operators – e.g. fewer hazardous materials and powder is easily washed off.
- Raw material research has produced powders that can be cured at lower temperatures meaning lower energy consumption.
- Thermosetting powder coatings often have higher chemical / physical resistance – reducing cost and fuel consumption involved in transportation and storage.
Disadvantage of Water-based spray paint coating:
- Voc's, solvents, high fire risk.
- Solvent give off a lot of fumes generated during baking.
- Waterborne coating material on the construction process and the high surface cleanliness required;
- Waterborne coatings against the strong mechanical force of the dispersion stability is poor
- Waterborne coatings for corrosion coating equipment big, requires the use of anti-corrosion lining or stainless steel materials
- Paint baking conditions on the construction environment (temperature, humidity) requirements more stringent.
- Increasing the humidity thermostat investment in equipment, but also increased energy consumption.
- Waterborne coatings latent heat of evaporation of water, baking large consumption of energy.
- Electrophoretic coating to be baking at 180 ?; and latex paint is completely dry for a long time.