Benefits of Powder Coatingby Ankita Sehgal Freelance Blogger, Lives in New Delhi
Powder Coating is a complicated method of applying an ornamental and protective finish to virtually any sort of metal which will be used both by industry and consumers. The powder utilized in the method may be a mixture of finely ground particles of pigment and resin, which is electrostatically sprayed onto the surface to be coated. The charged powder particles adhere to the electrically grounded surfaces until the powder is heated and fused into a smooth coating within the curing oven. The result's a consistent, durable, top quality and attractive finish. The powder coated sheet price in India is Rs. 51/kilogram.
What are the advantages of powder coating?
1. Powder Coating is More Durable
Powder Coating has extremely economical, longest enduring, and most color-durable quality finishes available on virtually any kind of metal. Powder-coated surfaces are more immune to chipping, scratching, fading, and wearing than other finishes. Colors stay bright and vibrant longer.
2. Powder Coating is More Environmentally Friendly
Powder Coating is additionally highly protective of our surroundings. Liquid finishes contain solvents, which have pollutants mentioned as volatile organic compounds (VOC's). On the other hand, powder coating contains no solvents and release negligible amounts, if any, VOCs into the atmosphere. Therefore, there is no longer a need for finishers to buy and maintain costly pollution control equipment.
3. Powder helps reduce the hazard to operators
As powders don't contain solvent there's a marked reduction in nose, mouth and throat irritation. With liquid coating, any liquid paint which comes into contact with an operator’s skin must be washed off with solvent, then removed by emulsifying with soap in predicament. In general, the powder doesn't cause skin irritation though in rare cases individuals may react to certain sorts of powder. The powder is often faraway from the skin easily by washing with warm water.
4. With the powder, the processing time is reduced
Powder processing times are very short. They are especially shorter than those used for wet stoving paints. This is because there is no solvent and hence, no flash off period is required. Instead, it is possible to pass the powder-coated articles directly into the oven. This gives substantial saving in space and time.
5. Reduced Air Extraction
The air extraction during a powder spray booth may be a lot but for solvent-based paints. Great news if you’re looking for economies in ventilation and the consequential heating of work areas. As less warm air has to be replaced in workshops, less dust is attracted and there is less air-draught for the operators to contend with.
6. Powder is cleaner to use
Applying powder is far cleaner than applying wet paint. A spray booth is often cleaned down quickly and simply employing a rubber squeegee whilst the traditional air extraction within the booth is working. Brushes or an airline shouldn't be used for this purpose. Any spillages of powder outside the booth can be removed with an industrial vacuum cleaner that is fitted with an air-driven or dust-tight motor.
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