As opposed to paint coating, powder coating is a form of coating that is achieved by the use of a dry powder. Also, powder coatings do not make use of any solvents as is the case for liquid paint coatings. The use of heat is mandatory for powder coating since the heat causes the dry powder to flow over the surface of the object being coated. Powder coating is becoming more and more prevalent due to the large number of benefits attributed to its use as we shall discuss.
Firstly, the issue of volatile organic components is a bygone for powder coatings. The volatile organic components have a great potential for degradation of the environment due to their pollutant nature. With the use of powder coating, it means that the environment is protected from these pollutants and is thus safe for each of us to live in. In addition, industries dealing with powder coatings have no worries of installing pollution management equipment and this saves them the cost of production. Owing to this, these industries can focus their resources on other meaningful processes.
Secondly, powder coatings are able to give a tougher and a thicker coating than the conventional paint coatings. A thicker and a tougher coating implies that it will wear out less easily and this will enhance the durability of the object being coated. Over and above this, coating replacement costs are also reduced and this is a major advantage for people seeking to manage their production costs. The appearance of the coated object is also maintained since there is less abrasions to be done on it since no coat replacements are required.
The other advantage of powder coating is that it makes it easy for designers to come up with more design patterns as opposed to the case of liquid painting. Owing to this fact, the clients are better served by the designers and this leads to their satisfaction-something that cannot be achieved in the conventional paint coating.
Lastly, as opposed to the liquid paint coatings, powder coatings do not require much curing process and time. In the case of the liquid paints, the curing process has to be done by the use of natural elements such as cold air flowing over the coated object and this process is unregulated and slow. The air is meant to dry the wet paint. For powder coating however, the curing process is usually regulatable and can be induced by the production team in order to force a quicker curing process which eliminates unnecessary time losses in the production cycle.