What is Powder Coating?

You may have heard of powder coating, but are you confused about what it really is? Powder coating is a way to cover and “paint” a metal product that results in a very durable and long lasting finish. Unlike liquid paint, that you may be familiar with, powder coating is applied as a powder that is sprayed with a gun and sticks to the product using a static charge. The powder is then baked in an oven, which liquifies the powder. Final curing occurs upon cooling.

What are the benefits of powder coating?

According to the Powder Coating Institute, “The benefits of powder coating for consumers are simple: powder coating will make your purchase look better and last longer – not to mention its reduced environmental footprint!” We agree!

Color selection is nearly unlimited with high and low gloss, metallic, transparent finishes available. Its UV resistant properties allow the colors to stay bright and vibrant longer. Texture selections range from smooth to wrinkled.

Powder coating is more durable- giving the consumer the most economical and longest lasting color available. Powder coated surfaces are resistant to chipping, scratching, fading, and wear giving them a longer life span than other finishes.

The environmental advantages of powder coating are best described by the Powder Coating Institute on their website:

“The powder coating process itself offers another advantage – it is environmentally friendly and virtually pollution-free! Unlike liquid paint, no solvents are used in powder coating, so only negligible amounts of VOCs are released into the air. In addition, unused or oversprayed powder can be recovered, so any waste is minimal and can be disposed of easily and safely. Choose powder coating and do your part to preserve the environment.”

Why should you choose Imperial Powder?

Located in central Illinois, just south of Springfield, we are only a short drive away. We have 2 large blasting booths allowing us to use a variety of media. With a 30 foot oven and a smaller oven we can accommodate jobs as small as bolts to jobs as large a car frames or even larger.

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