Unlike the conventional paint coating, powder coating is done using 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 compounds are in most cases high potential pollutants which degrade the environment. With the presence of less contaminants in the coatings, there is a chance for a safe environment for both of us to inhabit. In addition, industries dealing with powder coatings have no worries of installing pollution management equipment and this saves them the cost of production. This gives these industries the chance to concentrate their resources on only what is necessary for them.
Secondly, with powder coatings, a tougher and a thicker skin can be attained as opposed to the use of paint coatings. The advantage of having a thick and a tough coat is that the object being coated is protected from external factors that could lead to it wearing out easily. In addition, thicker and tougher coatings seldom require replacement and this cuts down on the costs of replacing the coatings. Owing to the fact that no coating replacements are needed, the appearance of the coated object is also maintained over a long period of time.
For powder coatings, it is also possible to come up with more design patterns than can be possibly achieved when conventional paint coating is used. 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 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.