What is Powder Coating

Since its introduction in the 1960s, powder coating has become an increasingly popular finishing option; but what is powder coating, and how does it work?

Simply put, powder coating is a dry finishing process that can be used on a wide range of materials for both protective and decorative purposes.

Powder coating is made of a dry mix of resins, pigments, and fillers, which are mixed together in a uniform powder. It is applied using a process called electrostatic spray deposition (ESD). During this process, powder coating is inserted into a spray gun, where it is electrostatically charged. The electrostatically charged powder particles are sprayed onto the part that is being coated, which is then placed in an oven to cure.

The electrostatic charge keeps the powder coating in place during the curing process. When exposed to the heat of the oven, the powder coating undergoes a chemical reaction which creates an extremely durable finish.

Powder coating is a popular finishing method for a variety of reasons. It is resistant to corrosion, chemicals, moisture, ultraviolet light, and abrasion, which makes it excellent for applications that involve harsh conditions. It is also an eco-friendly alternative to finishing options like liquid paint, because it does not contain VOCs. Additionally, powder coating is visually attractive and comes in a vast array of colors.

If you are looking for a finish that is exceptionally durable, environmentally friendly, and aesthetically pleasing, consider powder coating. At Nyhus Enterprises, we provide high-quality powder coating services to customers throughout Wisconsin and the greater Midwest. For more information, contact us at 715-861-373 or sales@nyhusenterprises.com.