What Makes Up Powder Coatings - Birkenhead Powder Coating

What Makes Up Powder Coatings

Compared to traditional acrylic, the substance for this no longer needs a solvent in order to keep the binder and filler parts in liquid form. The material is usually formed electrostatically and then exposed to a certain degree of heat in order to create a "skin" or specific surface.

It is mainly used in the coating of certain metals, such as "whiteware", aluminium extrusions, and vehicle parts. It can either be made out of two variations which are thermoplastic or thermoset polymer. The former is a lot easier to remelt especially with the right temperature whereas the latter still needs to undergo a more complex curing process. This results into a product that achieves desired texture and gloss.

For example, many construction workers make use of thermoset polymer and incorporate certain substances into it to create different outcomes and finishings. The more popular chemicals include polyester, polyurethane, and polyester-epoxy (also known as hybrid). Basically, any one of these ingredients are mixed in with various pigments with hardening qualities. The concoction is then heated on an extruder, and once dried and cooled, is rolled flat, broken into chips, and milled into fine particles.

And yet, the results it produces is highly resistant to abrasions and corrosions which makes it ideal for rough and heavy-duty conditions especially when rendered correctly. It can also be incorporated with various colour schemes to suit the theme of the machinery or structure. But this doesn't mean that the final output should be left alone. For one, it should not be exposed to moist items especially during the heating process. Otherwise it will come out just like regular paint and, in the worst case scenario, may even be easily removed. It is for this reason that you need to let professionals handle the application process.

Finally, as per http://www.building.co.uk/legal/carbon-reduction-regs-are-you-ready-to-commit?/3155730.article, "On 17 November, political agreement was reached on the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). This requires all new buildings to be "nearly zero energy" by December 2020; new public buildings must be nearly zero energy by 2018". Thus, it would be wiser to make use of this avenue for structural finishes because it is a more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional paint - owed to the fact that it emits near-zero or zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs).