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Powdercoating


We engaged the services of a much respected Powder Cure Oven Manufacturer to supply us with the best quality gas fired oven measuring 9.5m (L) x 3m (W) x 3m (H) and boasting a large number of technological advancements, such as instantly updated product temperature readings. This ensures that the exact cure temperature is met and maintained for the specific time stated thus getting the best out of the powder (No guess work).

We are confident with our quality for a few solid reasons. The first would have to be our procedure. It includes thorough preparation followed by the relevant primer for that material and then the top coat. We Sandblast and prime on the same day so there is no chance that corrosion can occur prior to the powder being applied. The second would be that we have control measures and check points, making sure all jobs have good adhesion and a fully cured powder coat layer, this is tested with a solution and then an electronic film thickness gauge to ensure the required thickness has been reached.


What is powdercoating

It's a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under extreme heat (200 Degrees Celsius) to allow it to flow and form a "skin." We use thermoset polymer powders. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Powder coating is mainly used for coating of metals, such as "white ware", aluminum extrusions, automobile parts and bicycle parts.


Why choose powdercoating over conventional liquid-based systems

Efficiency: Since ready-to-use powders eliminate the need for solvents, catalysts and flash-off time, energy needs and material costs are drastically lower, saving time and money.

Consistency: Using powders allows us to obtain and control film-thickness in one application, ensuring a more uniform coat than conventional liquid-based systems.

Safety: Powder coating is a very safe and environmentally-friendly process, due to reduced fire risks and health hazards, no solvent wastage or disposal problems, and less air pollution, as over sprayed powders are easily recovered.