Powder Coating Services in Utah
Since its introduction in North America almost 40 years ago, powder coating has become the fastest growing finishing technology, currently representing more than 15 percent of the total finishing market, according to the Powder Coating Institute (PCI).
More and more manufacturers for countless products have switched from liquid finishing to powder coating as a way to produce a high-quality and durable finish while maximizing production, cutting costs, improving efficiency, and complying with increasingly stringent environmental regulations.
Powder coating is used on everything from Industrial Fabrication to Commercial Construction, Landscaping and Technology. It is even widely used on many home items such as kitchen and household appliances, furniture, automobiles, lawn mowers and even fire extinguishers and furnaces. Powder Coating works by applying an electrostatic charge to the powder, which is then applied to a grounded part via a spray gun. After the powder coating is applied the part is then cured using heat from a specialized oven. While the powder cures, the pigments & resins mixed within the powder chemically react creating the hardened, durable coat. Powder coating creates a stronger finish that is far superior to using painted-on finishing techniques. As a result, powder coated finishes provide excellent protection against physical and chemical degradation. This increases the durability of the item coated for longer continued use.
In addition, powder coating is used on metal and non-metallic surfaces such as terra cotta, plastics and medium density fiberboard (MDF). If it can handle the 400 degree heat it can likely be powder coated.
Powder coating is:
- Highly durable and long-lasting in a variety of environments
- Difficult to scratch or chip
- More environmentally friendly than liquid finishes
- Applied in an efficient process, resulting in cost savings