What is Powder Coating?
Powder coating is the technique of applying dry “paint” to a part. It contains no solvents and is applied in its dry powder form directly to the surface of the metals to be coated. Each powder particle contains the necessary resin, pigment, modifiers and curing agent.
Powder is applied electrostatically by charging the powder particles and spraying them directly to the grounded part. The charged powder adheres to the surface until it enters a curing oven where the powder melts, bonds and cures to the desired surface characteristic. The result is a coating that provides a uniform, durable, high quality finish.
Why Powder Coating?
Quality – Powder is cost effective and is superior to most liquid coatings for:
- Chip resistance
- Corrosion resistance
- Chemical resistance
- Abrasion resistance
- Impact resistance
- Weather resistance
EnvironmentSince there are no solvents, the entire powder coating process is environmentally friendly:
- There are no VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions to the atmosphere.
- There is no generation of hazardous waste.
At ABQ Manufacturing, Inc. our systems can handle your largest and smallest parts (25 feet long x 9 feet wide x 7 feet high). Some of our work includes:
- Metal furniture
- Railing, fencing, gates, window frames
- Sports and exercise equipment, playground equipment
- Aluminum parts for electronic products (precision masking)
- Bumpers, truck racks, wheels
- Fusion bonded epoxy for pipe, pumps and fittings
- Signs and light poles
- Industrial fabrications
Cost of powder coating is typically less expensive than liquid paint when equal products are compared over time.