Unlike the conventional paint coating, powder coating is done using a dry powder. Normally, the powder coating doesn’t explore the option of using solvents that is usually compulsory for 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. As we shall discuss, powder coatings have several benefits over the conventional liquid paint coatings, as we shall see shortly.
The first benefit for using powder coatings is that there is less environment pollution due to the lack of volatile organic compounds which the liquid paints are so rich of. Due to their potential for polluting the environment, volatile organic components should rarely be used. 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. The fact that the powder coatings do not release any pollutants also relieves the company the burden of having to install equipment to manage pollution of the kind of volatile organic components. Owing to this, these industries can focus their resources on other meaningful processes.
Secondly, with powder coatings, a tougher and a thicker skin can be attained as opposed to the use of 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 retained over a long period of time owing to the fact that no coating replacements need to be done on the object.
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. This flexibility of the powder coatings therefore makes it possible for the designers to come up with as many design patterns as the client may have need of and this leads to more client satisfaction.
Lastly, powder coatings require less curing periods as opposed to the liquid paint coating processes. 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 purpose of the dry air is to force the paint coat to dry and stick to the coated object. 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.