What Is Powder Coating?

 

What is Powder Coating?

Powder Coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The coating is typically applied electro-statically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a "skin". The powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint.

What are the advantages of powder coating over other coatings ?

  1. Powder coatings can produce much thicker coatings than conventional liquid coatings without running or sagging.
  2. Powder coated items generally have fewer appearance differences between horizontally coated surfaces and vertically coated surfaces than liquid coated items.
  3. The wide range of specialty effects are easily accomplished using powder coatings that would be impossible to achieve with other coating processes.
  4. Curing time is significantly faster with powder coating as compared to liquid coating.

What is involved in a powder coating process ?

The powder coating process involves three basic steps:

  1. Preparation or the pre-treatment of the item
  2. The powder application
  3. Oven Curing

What items can be powder coated?

Automotive items include:

  • Wheels & suspension components
  • Engine components - fuel tanks - inter coolers & piping - rocker covers
  • Ute trays and canopies - box trailers and trailer components- tool boxes
  • Diff housings and accessories 
  • Motorbike frames and accessories
  • Full car chassis
  • Bull bars &  4WD components
  • chassis frames

Industrial & Commercial Steel or aluminium items  include:

  • Fabricated steel Frames
  • Structural steel members - I beam - C Channel - Perlins - Angle and RHS
  • Bollards & hand railings
  • Balustrades
  • stringer stairs 
  • shop fit outs,racks & shelving .
  • signage

Residential items include :

  • metal,wrought iron & cast iron furniture
  • security doors & screens 
  • louvers , window frames and extrusions
  • gate & fence panels
  • pergolas,posts & awnings
  • garage doors
  • safety & hand rails 
  • balconies

Boating & Marine items include:

  • Aluminium boats - Boat trailers - Jet ski trailers & Accessories 

ALUMINIUM EXTRUSIONS

  • Aluminium extrusions
We use all leading Powder coating suppliers however we use and recommend using

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other Powder coating suppliers we use upon request