Why use powder coating?
Powder coating is a technologically advanced process where ground particles of colour of colour pigment and resin are electrostatically charged and then applied to a range of metal surfaces.
The coated product is then heated in one of our ovens to a temperature that fuses the powder to the surface and then is cured to give a smooth even finish suitable for both interior and exterior uses.
Powder coating is also very cost effective for long runs of product requiring fast turn around.
Powder coating is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint and generally more resistant to fading and chipping.
Powder coating is used where a very precise thickness (we work to 80-100 microns) and quality of finish is required.
While generally the range of powder coating colours is less than that available for wet spray, Powdertech have over the last 20 years perfected a range of colour finishes and blending techniques that have set them aside from others in the industry.
As with all coating solutions the quality of the powder coat finish is reliant on pre-coat surface preparation. Powder coating requires pretreatment before the single coat of powders is applied, heated and cured.
Powdertech’s own pre treatment and support specialist services pride themselves on ensuring the highest quality pre treatment services to ensure the final coating is given the best chance of performing to its maximum.
Why use wet spray?
Wet spray has some advantages over powder coating especially with respect to durability in extreme conditions such as marine enviroments. Wet spray also has some advantages with respect to a wider range of standard colours and can be applied to products exceeding the size of our largest powder coat ovens.
Also wet spray colours can be matched exactly to an existing colour from around your house/work all we need is a small sample chip of it.
As with powder coating the quality of the paint finish is reliant on pre-coat surface preparation.
a wet spray finish can require both etching and a primer coat pre treatment before a minimum of two coats of paint are applied.
Powdertech’s own pre treatment and support specialist services pride themselves on ensuring the highest quality pre treatment services to ensure the final wet spray coating is given the best chance of performing to its maximum.