Powder coating is the ideal choice of finish for many products fabricated from sheet metal.
During this process, a powder comprising pigment, resin and other agents is applied to grounded metal work by electrostatic spray deposition. It is then cured in an oven to produce a painted finish.
As powder coated finishes are made up of long and highly cross-linked paint molecules they are highly durable and resistant to chipping and scratching. This makes powder coating the perfect choice for a range of applications.
Powder coating is available in a range of colours, with a smooth, matte or textured finish.
Powder coating is often the ideal choice for customers looking to reduce the environmental impact of their production. This is because powder coating is a solvent-free process that results in a non-toxic finish, making it an ideal choice for food, domestic and healthcare applications.
Our powder coating facilities include:
We use the Optiflex powder coating system manufactured by Swiss company GEMA, including both manual and automatic Super Corona powder coating guns. These guns are designed to optimise powder distribution by making use of precise charge control (PCC) technology.
PCC/Super Corona technology prevents powder from becoming overcharged which, in turn, helps to reduce common problems such as orange peel, back-ionization and picture frames caused by the accumulation of free ions. This technology also improves the penetration of powder into corners, making the process particularly suitable for complex fabrications.
Finally, we use the latest-generation modulating burners to give us maximum control over the heat signatures within our ovens, improving temperature uniformity and, therefore, the quality and consistency of the painted finish. Modulating burners are also more efficient than on/off burners, which reduces the environmental footprint of the process.
We carry a range of standard RAL colours in stock, as detailed on our Colour Reference Guide. Other colours and finishes are available to order on request.