Powder Coating

Powder Coating

Epoxy (Electrostatic Spray) - Epoxy-based Electrostatic Spray powder coating is used to protect metal substrates such as steel and aluminum from corrosion in a variety of applications.

Epoxy coatings are thermoset polymer coatings that 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, then  post cured. Electrostatic Sprayed Epoxy is generally applied at a thickness of 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 stock are unreacted at normal storage conditions. Typical coating application temperatures are 180 to 250 degC (360 to 480 degF). Epoxy-based powders are not recommended for exterior tapplications. 

Epoxy (Fluid Bed) - Epoxy-based Fluid Bed powder coating is often used to protect metal substrates like steel and aluminum, in a wide variety of applications, from corrosion.

Epoxy Fluid Bed coatings are thermoset polymer coatings. They fall under the category of 'protective coatings' in paints and coating nomenclature. The Fluid Bed process is most often used when a part requires a thicker coating compared to electrostatic spray powder. 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 then post cured. Fluid Bed Epoxy is generally applied at a thickness of 5 - 30 mils (thousandths of an inch). The resin and hardener components in the dry powder stock remain unreacted at normal storage conditions. Typical coating application temperatures 180 to 250 degC (360 to 480 degF). Epoxy-based powders are not recommended for exterior applications. 

Polyester (Electrostatic Spray) - Polyester based Electrostatic Spray powder coating is used to protect a variety of metal substrates, including steel and aluminum, for a variety of applications from corrosion.

Polyester coatings are thermoset polymer coatings. They are in 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, fluidized with air, then post cured. Electrostatic Sprayed Polyester is usually applied at a thickness of 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 stock remain unreacted at normal storage conditions. Coating application temperatures are usually between 180 to 250 degC (360 to 480 degF). Polyester based powders are recommended for interior and exterior applications.