Powder coating is a highly durable products
It looks like paint but it acts like armour, states the Powder Coating Institute (PCI) of this ubiquitous surfacing technique. Powder coating is a highly durable, decorative and long lasting finish applied to products of nearly every sort for the consumer and industry alike. It can come in virtually any colour or finish, matte or smooth, is rust-free, scratch resistant and ecologically friendly.
Outdoor barbeques, swing sets, patio furniture and garden equipment are just a few examples of products that are powder paint. 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 coat paint 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.