Thermo setting powder coatings are now generally recognized as having a significant role in the metal finishing industries world-wide. Powder coatings have been a commercial reality now for close to thirty years.
Powder coatings are used for the same key reasons as any surface finishing process:
Other benefits include:
For these reasons there has been a rapid growth in the coating industry.
Powder coatings are often used as alternatives to liquid paint finishing. In comparisons with traditional liquid finishing, powder coatings offer two significant application benefits:
The powder coating application process is also readily automated, enabling high volume industrial application plants to operate economically with a minimum of rejects.
These benefits have enabled powder coatings to take a significant share of the industrial finishing market.