Evolution Powder Coating

About Powder Coating

The powder coating process is simple, environmentally safe, and cost effective. Powder coating is an advanced method of applying a decorative and protective finish to virtually any type of metal that can be used both by industry and consumers. The powder used in the process is a mixture of finely ground particles of pigment and resin, which is electrostatically sprayed onto the surface to be coated. The charged powder particles adhere to the electrically grounded surfaces until the powder is heated and fused into a smooth coating in the curing oven. The result is a uniform, durable, high quality and attractive finish.

Advantages of Powder Coating

ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS

There are many environmental advantages of powder coating. Since there are no solvents or VOC’s there is no damage to the environment during application. The waste is also not hazardous and can be disposed in the landfill. However, the average transfer efficiency of powder coating is 60-70% and any over spray is a solid and can be reclaimed and re-used netting virtually no wasted product. Wet paint contains harmful chemicals that have been proven to deplete the ozone and produces hazardous waste that needs to be disposed of in an appropriate manner.

DURABILITY AND AFFORDABILITY

Powder coat gives consumers, businesses, and industries one of the most economical, longest lasting, affordable, and most color-durable quality finishes available on virtually any type of metal. Powder coated surfaces are more resistant to chipping, scratching, fading, and wearing than other finishes. Color selection is virtually unlimited with flat, satin, gloss, high gloss, metallic, candies, clear, iridescent, fluorescent, wrinkle, hammer tone, and glitter finishes available. Colors stay bright and vibrant longer. Texture selections range from smooth surfaces to wrinkled or matte finishes, and rough textures. All within an affordable price range.

POWDER COATING ADVANTAGES

The main advantage of this process is that when the powder coated product comes out of the oven it is completely cured after cooling down and ready to be put to work. Standard liquid paints can take days to completely cure and depend on the atmospheric conditions. You can put a powder coated object to work minutes after it has cooled down and it will not ruin the finish.

Our Process

1. Our process begins with assessing what needs to be protected from the process of sandblasting and powder coating. We thoroughly look over any metal item that comes through our doors and mask any threaded holes or portion of the item that needs to be protected.

2.Once the item is properly protected we sandblast it to remove any previous coating, mill, rust, dirt and any foreign materials to best prepare the metal for powder coating.

3. Using our state-of-the-art powder gun, we gently spray electrostatically-charged powder material which sticks to the grounded base metal object receiving the coating. We then take a flashlight and look over every inch of metal to confirm that there is an even layer of powder.

4. Once our inspection is finished the item goes into our curing oven to bake.  Within the oven, the powder is heated to  produce a smooth and uniform finish that is highly durable and attractive.