Powder Coating

Powder coating is a highly durable, decorative and long lasting finish applied to steel products of nearly every sort for the consumer and industry alike. It can come in virtually any colour or finish, matt or smooth, is rust-free, scratch resistant and ecologically friendly.

Swing sets, patio furniture and garden equipment are just a few examples of products that are powder coated. Though it appears painted on, it's actually a dry finishing process. Electrostatically charged particles of pulverized pigment and resin are sprayed on to the surfaces of items that have been electrically grounded, thereby attracting the dry charged particles. Items are then placed in a curing oven where the powder coating melts and fuses to the surface. Not only is the process virtually pollution free, but there is also very little waste as the dry over spray can be recovered. Also, the industry does not have to invest in costly pollution-control equipment, making powder coating extremely economical.

Less resistant to chipping, and fading, colours of a powder coated item will remain true for years. High gloss and low gloss finishes, even metallic and clear finishes, make it an ideal choice for SYAM products.

What is powder coating?

Powder coating is a dry finishing process that uses a powder composed of finely ground particles of pigment and resin that is sprayed onto a surface to be coated. The parts to be coated are electrically grounded so that the charged powder particles propelled at them cling to the parts and are held there until melted and fused into a smooth coating in a curing oven. The result is a uniform, durable, high quality, environmentally safe, and attractive finish.

Powder Coating has been around for a number of years, but only recently has the demand greatly increased due to the advancements in the production of powders, allowing lower temperatures to be used and better finishes to be achieved, which previously were only obtainable from a traditional wet spray paint process.

The parts to be coated are electrically grounded so the charged particles adhere to them until melted and fused into a solid coating in a curing oven.

Unlike liquid paint, no solvents are used, so only negligible amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOC's), if any, are released into the air. Unused or over sprayed powder can be recovered, so any waste is minimal and can be disposed of easily and safely. The powder coating process is environmentally friendly and virtually pollution-free. Thousands of different kinds of parts and products are now powder coated.

Advantages of Powder Coating

Durability is unmatched

Powder coated surfaces are more resistant to chipping, corrosion, scratching, fading, and wearing than other finishes. Colours stay bright and vibrant longer, colour selection is virtually limitless with high and low gloss, metallic, and clear finishes available. Powder coat texture selections range from smooth surfaces to a wrinkled or matt finish, and rough textures for hiding surface imperfections.

Environmentally Friendly

While liquid finishes contain solvents that have pollutants known as volative organic compounds (VOC's), powder coating contains no solvents and releases negligible amounts of VOC's, if any, into Earth's atmosphere. Unused or over-sprayed powder can be recovered. Any waste from powder coating is minimal and can be disposed of easily and safely.