So What Is Powder Coating?
Powder coating offers many advantages over other finishes and can be used to add colour or for the refurbishment of a wide range of products. The powder is made of finely ground resins and pigments and is applied using an electrostatic spray gun (See Avove). The gun applies a charge to the powder as it is sprayed, this makes the powder stick to the procuct. The product is then heated to temperatures between 160 c and 200 c, this completes the process and bonds the powder in film form to the product in question.
What Are The Advantages Of Powder Coating?
Powder coating tends to be a tougher and more flexible coating and is less liable to chip or peel than a conventional wet paint.
Powder coatings will give you an even appearance over a large area and will not exhibit the characteristic evidence of the direction of application found with wet paints.
- No Solvents – Environmentally Friendly
- High Corrosion Protection
- High Mechanical Resistance
- Resistant To Chemicals
- Weather Proof
- Different surface structures are possible
Shot Blasting Department
We have a highly trained, dedicated and time served Shot Blasting team working 24 hours Monday to Friday, to keep up with the demands of our painting departments.
WHAT IS SHOT BLASTING ?
Shot blasting is the operation of cleaning or preparing a surface by shooting a stream of abrasive material against it to remove surface contaminants or to roughen a surface.
A very thorough blast cleaning: The surface shall be free from visible oil, dirt and grease, from poorly adhering mill scale, rust, paint coatings and foreign matter. The metal has a grayish color. Any traces of contamination shall be visible only as slight stains in the form of spots or stripes.
Specialist Wet Painting Department