Powder Coating

Epoxy (Electrostatic Spray) – Epoxy based Electrostatic Spray powder coating is widely used to protect a variety of metal substrates, i.e. steel & aluminum, for a wide variety of applications from corrosion. Epoxy coatings are Thermoset Polymer coatings. They come under the category of 'protective coatings' in paints and coating nomenclature. Epoxy based Electrostatic Spray powder coating is applied through a spray process where the part is electrostatically sprayed with a dry powder that is fluidized with air and then is post cured. Electrostatic Sprayed Epoxy is generally applied at a thickness ranging from 1.5 – 4.5 mils (thousandths of an inch). The name “Epoxy” is due to resin cross-linking and the application method, which is different from a conventional paint. The resin and hardener components in the dry powder form do not react in normal storage conditions. Typical coating application temperatures are usually in the range of 180°C to 250 °C (360°F to 480 °F). Epoxy based powders are not recommended for exterior type applications.

Epoxy (Fluid Bed) – Epoxy based Fluid Bed powder coating is widely used to protect a variety of metal substrates, i.e. steel & aluminum, for a wide variety of applications from corrosion. Epoxy Fluid Bed coatings are Thermoset Polymer coatings. They come under the category of 'protective coatings' in paints and coating nomenclature. The Fluid Bed process is generally used when a part requires a thicker coating as compared to electrostatic spray powder coating. The Fluid Bed Epoxy coating is applied through a dip process where the part is preheated and dipped into a dry powder that is fluidized with air and then post cured. Fluid Bed Epoxy is generally applied at a thickness ranging from 5 – 30 mils (thousandths of an inch). The name “Epoxy” is due to resin cross-linking and the application method, which is different from a conventional paint. The resin and hardener components in the dry powder form do not react in normal storage conditions. Typical Epoxy coating application temperatures are usually in the range of 180°C to 250 °C (360°F to 480 °F). Epoxy based powders are not recommended for exterior type applications.

Polyester (Electrostatic Spray) – Polyester based Electrostatic Spray powder coating is widely used to protect a variety of metal substrates, i.e. steel & aluminum, for a wide variety of applications from corrosion. Polyester coatings are Thermoset Polymer coatings. They come under the category of 'protective coatings' in paints and coating nomenclature. Polyester Electrostatic spray powder coating is applied through a spray process where the part is electrostatically sprayed with a dry powder that is fluidized with air and then is post cured. Electrostatic Sprayed Polyester is generally applied at a thickness ranging from 1.5 – 4.5 mils (thousandths of an inch). The name Polyester is due to resin cross-linking and the application method, which is different from a conventional paint. The resin and hardener components in the dry powder form do not react in normal storage conditions. Typical coating application temperatures are usually in the range of 180°C to 250 °C (360°F to 480 °F). Polyester based powders are recommended for both interior and exterior type applications.