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. To make the powder coat to flow over the surface of the object being coated, a curing process of the powder has to be induced by the use of heat. Powder coating is becoming more and more prevalent due to the large number of benefits attributed to its use as we shall discuss.
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. When less pollutants are available in the coating, it implies that the environment is less polluted and therefore safe for habitation. Moreover, for industries handling powder coatings, there is no need to worry of dealing with volatile organic components and this is a great financial relief for them. 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. Objects coated with powder are therefore able to last longer since they enjoy more protection owing to the thick coating on their surface. Over and above this, coating replacement costs are also reduced and this is a major advantage for people seeking to manage their production costs. 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, 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 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.