Powder Coating Benefits

 

No matter your main business concern - whether it's cost, quality, safety, or environmental - powder coating surpasses paint in every category.


Operational Costs

  • Highly efficient - one coat and done, covers more area than many other finishes, less reworking
  • Less waste overall - any oversprayed powder can be collected and reused
  • Lower energy costs
  • Reduced disposal costs
  • Cheaper than wet paint

Performance

  • Completely cured within 20 minutes of leaving the oven - paint can take days to dry
  • Twice as thick as most paints
  • Can bend and yield with vibration and jarring
  • Highly resistant to chipping, scratching, fading, corrosion, chemicals, and weather
  • No drips or other application traces
  • Huge array of finishing colors and textures - metallic, fluorescent, gloss, glitter, smooth, wrinkled, matte, etc.
  • Incredibly durable

Safety

  • Aside from basic manufacturing safety standards (don't breathe it in or get it on your skin), powder coatings are incredibly safe to handle and use. The powders are non-toxic, non-volatile, and completely safe when being sprayed or just sitting around.
  • Wet paint can be flammable, carcinogenic, and very hazardous to employees if handled incorrectly. In contrast, powder coatings pose little to no short or long-term health, fire, or workplace dangers.

Environmental

  • Powder coatings contain no solvents or volatile organic compounds. They can be recycled or disposed of in landfills. They have a low impact on the atmosphere. They're not hazardous, and so there's no need for costly pollution control equipment.