Understanding The Different Types Of Powder Coating


When considering what type of Pedestrian Access Control Barrier you wish to purchase, it is important to fully understand every aspect of what you are purchasing. It is easy to confuse what types of finishes you are best for you, especially when it comes to Powder-Coating. This page is designated to help you better understand what exactly Powder Coating is and the different types and colors available for you.

What Exactly Is Powder Coating?

Powder Coating is a dry finishing process that has become increasingly popular since its introduction in the 1960s. Since its introduction, technonlogical advancements have made it more and more efficient for maximizing performance properties. It represents over 15% of the total industrial finishing market, and is available for use on a wide array of products. More and more companies specify powder coatings for a high-quality, durable finish, allowing for maximized production, improved efficiencies, and simplified environmental compliance. It can be used as protective or decorative finishes, and is available in an almost limitless range of colors and textures.

How Does Powder Coating Work?

Powder Coatings are based on polymer resin systems, combined with a variety of curatives, pigments, leveling agents, flow modifiers, and other additives. These ingredients are then mixed, cooled, and ground into a uniform powder. Following this, a process called Electrostatic Spray Deposition (ESD) is used to achieve the application of the powder coating to the metal. This application method uses a spray gun, which applies an electrostatic charge to the powder particles, which are then attracted to the grounded part. After application of the powder coating, the parts enter a curing oven where, with the addition of heat, the coating chemically reacts to produce long molecular chains that are extremely resistant to breakdown. This application is the most common method, easy to use, environmentally friendly, cost effective and toughest method of applying powders.

How Durable Is Powder Coating?

Powder Coating is one of the highest quality, most durable finishes available on the market today. Powder Coating protects the product by making it more resistant to diminished coating quality as a result of impact, moisture, chemicals, ultraviolet light, and other extreme weather conditions. In turn, reducing the risk of scratching, chipping, abrasion, corrosion, fading, and other wear-and-tear issues. It provides a more durable finish than liquid paints can offer, while still providing an attractive finish. It's tough, looks great, and lasts an extremely, long time. In addition to durability, Powder Coating is an attractive choice due to the environmental advantages.

Powder Coating Colors Available

                                                      Orange (RAL 2000)                      Light Grey (Similar to RAL 9006)                     Dark Grey (Similar to 9007)                      Anthracite (RAL 7021)                      White (RAL 9010)