What is powder coating? It Looks Like Paint But Acts Like Armor!
Powder coating is a superior finish that's found on hundreds of products that you come in contact with every day. If you're looking for a green solution for your coating needs, powder coating may be the answer. It is an environmentally friendly process, which is virtually pollution-free! Powder coating is a dry finishing process. Finely ground particles of pigment and resin are electrostatically charged and sprayed onto the products to be coated. The parts to be coated are electrically grounded, so that the charged particles adhere to them until melted and fused into a solid coating in a curing oven. The end result is a high quality finish that is both attractive and extremely durable.
Powder coating is a unique process, which involves many steps. If you'd like to learn more about powder coating, Wikipedia offers great insight into the coating process, which occurs on a daily basis here at Westside Finishing.
The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) represents the North American powder coating industry. They help to advance coating technology and spread knowledge about the benefits of powder coating to the public.
One of the most popular trade magazines in our industry is "Powder Coating." This publication offers many articles with insights into the powder coating industry on a variety of topics. There is a great deal of information to be learned which could help you, our customer, better understand what is being done to your parts.
Of course if you have any other questions feel free to give us a call. We would be more than happy to discuss the general process or a specific job upon which we may be of assistance.