Top Benefits of Powder Coating For Steel Fabrication

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Metal fabrication finishes have been popular since 1960. Scientists have found a way to perfect the finishing process of powder coating, which revolutionised the metal product industry. Powder coatings provide resistance to surfaces from chipping, fading, scratching, and wearing. Another primary purpose of coating products is to prevent steel corrosion.

 

Here are some of the benefits you can get from powder coating:

 

Durability. Powder coating provides a hard and durable finish to metal products. It is one of the most robust overall finish found in commercial equipment, consumer goods, and industrial surfaces. Steel equipment coated with the material can withstand adverse conditions like severe weather, physical collision, and chemical contact. This allows product longevity and trouble-free daily use, which makes it a more superior protective coating compared to ordinary plating or painting surfaces.

Appearance. Compared to other metal finishing process, powder coating provides the most beautiful metal appearance. It allows a variety of light reflection styles that attract the customer. Powder coats come in different types, such as matte, semi-gloss, and high gloss. With this, even metal flake, glitter, smooth, or wrinkled textures can be achieved easily.

Uniformity. Unlike conventional painting, it’s nearly impossible to achieve a smooth and uniform appearance unless it’s handled by an expert painter in a sterile environment. Products treated with powder coating will prevent streaks, runs, or weak spots; there will be no imperfections like dust bumps, caught insects, or bubbles. Every surface of the coated product is perfect to the eye and it comes out smooth.

Economic. Another benefit of powder coating can offer is economy. Work or jobs under this coating take less time than plating or painting. With this, it will reduce labour costs and saves more time. As a result, more profit is gained by businesses as it is a win-win for both fabricator and customer.

Colour Variety. With powder coating, it comes in a rainbow of selection. The colours will be pre-mixed in the powder pigments; this is typically done in factory settings with computer-controlled mixing ratios. To achieve a perfect colour distribution that is difficult to achieve with wet paint products, powders are carefully pre-mixed, but every colour in the spectrum is available in custom colour blends and stock powders.

 

It is essential to understand how powder coatings work to appreciate its benefits and advantages. Once you fully understand how it works, you will effectively prevent metal or steel corrosion. With these benefits, you will improve your metal products’ quality and will help your business compete locally--perhaps even nationwide.