4 Types of Powder Coating: A Guide

Using powdered coatings are widely used in the processing and manufacturing industry in order to apply a finish to metal surfaces. Because a powder coating doesn't contain any organic compounds or solvents, they create a durable finish which is ideal for equipment which will be used in industrial settings. Below is a helpful guide to the different types of powdered coating which are suitable for use during the manufacturing process. 

Epoxy coatings

Epoxy powdered coatings are resistant to damage caused by an impact with another object. This makes this type of powder coating the ideal choice if you are manufacturing items which will experience a lot of wear and tear on a factory floor. For example, if you need to cover metal cages which will be moved about using a forklift truck and stacked on top of one another, it is likely that the coating will experience frequent impacts. 

Polyester coatings

Polyester is a very popular choice. This is because it can be used on almost any surface to achieve a great look. Polyester is also resistant to the UV rays of the sun, which makes it ideal for coating equipment which will be exposed to the intense light of an Australian summer. Polyester coatings are available is a wide range of colours and formulations so you can be sure you will find a powder coating which is right for you. 

Acrylic coatings

An acrylic coating will create a transparent barrier on the surface of the material. The acrylic coating provides excellent protection against chemical corrosion and staining. These properties make it the ideal choice if you need to coat the interior of a chemical tank, an industrial pump or another surface which is exposed to chemicals or staining agents. This coating is highly durable and will extend the life of the equipment it is applied to. An acrylic coating can also be mixed with other powders in order to create a coloured finish.

Fluoropolymer coatings

Fluoropolymer coatings feature very strong chemical bonds which makes it highly resistant to corrosion caused by acids, solvents and other hazardous material. Furthermore, a fluoropolymer coating creates a very low friction surface which makes it ideal for painting equipment which has moving parts or which features ramps or chutes through which other objects must move. The low friction surface reduces the chance of blockages and improves the productivity of the equipment.

If you would like to find out more, you should contact a company which specialises in powder coating.