E Coat vs Powder Coat

E-Coat vs Powder Coat

Choosing a finish for your project is an important decision that can impact everything from aesthetics to longevity. Electrocoating (or e-coating) and powder coating are two popular finishing methods; each of which has a variety of useful features and benefits.

The E-Coat Process

During the e-coat process, a part is submerged in a paint bath, and an electric current is applied. As a result of the electric current, the paint is attracted to the part’s surface. Once the part is coated, it is cured in an oven, creating a strong, corrosion-resistant finish.

 The Powder Coat Process

Powder coating is a dry finishing process. Powder coat is applied to a part using an electrostatic gun, which charges the particles and makes them adhere naturally to the part’s surface. Like the e-coat process, the powder coat process is completed when the coated part has been cured in an oven.

Choosing Between E-Coating and Powder Coating

E-coating and powder coating both offer certain advantages for specific applications. For example, the e-coat process is better for coating parts that have difficult to reach areas, because the submersion method allows for more thorough coverage than the spray method used for powder coating.

On the other hand, the powder coat process is often a better option for heavy duty industrial applications, thanks to its unbeatable durability and its capacity to withstand harsh environmental conditions.

If you would like to learn more about e-coat vs powder coat, and the pros and cons of each, contact Nyhus Enterprises today at 715-861-373 or sales@nyhusenterprises.com. We look forward to helping you find the best finishing option for your application.