Powder coating is the technique of applying dry paint to a part. The final cured coating is the same as a 2-pack wet paint. In normal wet painting such as house paints, the solids are in suspension in a liquid carrier, which must evaporate before the solid paint coating is produced.
In powder coating, the powdered paint may be applied by either of two techniques.
- The item is lowered into a fluidized bed of the powder, which may or may not be electrostatically charged or
- The powdered paint is electrostatically charged and sprayed onto the part.
The item is then baked at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
Metal Chem has an outstanding selection of more than 250 stock powder coatings, ready for immediate use. Our complete product line consists of Polyesters, Epoxies, & Hybrids which are formulated & manufactured to meet the highest standard of quality essential to the metal finishing industry.