Powder Coating is a unique metal finish where dry powder made of resin, pigments, flow modifiers, and other curing agents is applied to a product using static electricity. Then, the part is oven cured and the coating produces strong molecular chains, which causes the powder to melt and create a uniform film. This metal finishing process of powder coating is relatively new, developed around 40 years ago.
Powder coating offers high value return on your finishing investment. It’s stronger than even the leading high temperature and age-resistant paints. Powders are available in a wide variety of colors, textures and chemistries to deliver cost effective coating performance for your products.
|Powder Coating Booth||28′ × 9′ × 9′|
|Curing Oven||28′ × 9′ × 9′|
|Media Blasting Booth||28′ × 8′ × 16′|
|Conversion Coating / Aluminum Cleaning Tank Line||13′ × 3′ × 4.5′|
|Iron Phosphate / Spray Wash Station||22′ × 9′ × 8′|
The following is a list of applicable specifications for powder coating along with their title and issuer. Pilkington commonly processes to these specifications and is capable of processing to many more upon request.
|AAMA 2603||Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Pigmented Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels||Industry Standard|
|AAMA 2604||Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for High Performance Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels||Industry Standard|
|AAMA 2605||Performance Requirements and Test Procedures for Superior Performing Organic Coatings on Aluminum Extrusions and Panels||Industry Standard|
|CS0033||Test Methods and Approval Process for Paints||Paccar|
Q: How thick is Powder Coating?
3-5 mils or .003 - .005 inches. For reference: Plastic Wrap around a container is typically around 1 mil.
Q: What effects will the Powder Coating process have on my product?
Temperatures of up to 500F. Hinges, holes, helicoils, will get gummed up if not masked.
Q: What materials can be Powder Coated?
Aluminum, Steel, Metals. Wood and Plastic can't typically withstand the curing termperatures. Sap or oils will come to the surface of various materials.
Q: Can you apply multiple types of Powder on the same part?
Definitely possible. Requires masking and mulitiple processes. Cost goes up.
Q: Can you Powder Coat on-site?
Due to curing requirements, ovens are required. Products will need to be transported to our facility.