Q: What is Powder Coating?

A: Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder.  The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a "skin".

Q: What is abrasive blasting, more commonly known as sand blasting.?

A: Powder coating is a high-quality finish found on thousands of products you come in contact with each day.  Powder coating protects the roughest, toughest machinery as well as the household items you depend on daily.  It provides a more durable finish than liquid paints can offer, while still providing an attractive finish.

Q: How durable is it, will it stand the test of time?

A: Powder coating is a high-quality finish found on thousands of products you come in contact with each day.  Powder coating protects the roughest, toughest machinery as well as the household items you depend on daily.  It provides a more durable finish than liquid paints can offer, while still providing an attractive finish.

Q: Is there an environmental impact from Powder Coating?

A: In addition to being the more durable and attractive choice, powder coating is also highly protective of our environment.

  • Negligible VOCs and HAPs (hazardous air pollutants) free
  • Powder coating contains no solvents and therefore emit negligible, if any, polluting VOCs into the atmosphere.
  • Less Exhaust  
  • Powder coating is a clean process, allowing exhaust air from the coating booth to be returned to the plant, and less oven air is exhausted to the outside. Heating and cooling costs are eliminated for make-up air and the cost for maintaining oven temperatures is minimized.  
  • Reusable over spray
  • No costly waste disposal equipment
  • Unused powder can be reclaimed and returned to a hopper for re circulation through the system, with negligible waste.