What is Powder Coating?

Powder Coating is a method of applying a decorative and protective finish to a wide range of parts and materials. The powder coating process uses very fine dry particles of resin with the pigment colour of your choice.

The resin powder is applied with a spray gun similar in concept to applying solvent based paint, however, powder coating uses an electrostatically charged technique in which the powders are charged as they move through the spray gun causing them to stick to the grounded part just like metal to a magnet. This allows the powder to adhere to the part through the next step – curing.

The curing process involves heating the coated parts to 180 degrees Celsius for a predetermined amount of time. During this time the powders are melted and fused together to form a very strong and durable finish.

The parts are then allowed to cool and are ready for use immediately.