General Information - About 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. What is powder coating? 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.