Powder Coating Is In! Out With the Traditional Liquid Paint
Man is gifted with the sense of sight to see and experience the colors of the world. Since the ancient times, man has been coloring or painting things with the use of various combinations of plants and rock dyes.
Powder coatings, from the word itself, are a type of paint in powder form. These are made by pulverizing a mixture of resins, pigments, and curatives among others to form a powder and are then sprayed to the surface that needs to be coated. The surface will then undergo a heating process through an oven which will melt the powder and will give the surface an even glossy, metallic finish.
There are various equipments used to spray powder coatings depending on the requirement of application and the surface that needs to be coated. Electrostatic spray, fluidized bed, electrostatic fluidized bed, and powder curing are the most common method used to apply powder coating.
There are a lot of advantages that powder coatings have over the conventional liquid paints such us high quality finish, higher resistance to corrosion, chipping and abrasion, and protection from chemicals, moisture, and heat. On top of this, powder coatings are solvents free resulting to insignificant discharges of volatile organic compounds (VOC) making the product environmental friendly. This results for organizations like the EPA and REACHES to promote powder coatings over the conventional materials.
Powder coatings are often applied on consumer goods, architecture, automotive, and general industry where the demand for superior quality products is pretty high. Consumer goods rose as the leading application segment comprising 22.1% of the total market volume in 2013. Though automotive is expected to be the fastest application segment for powder coating with an estimated 7.7% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) from 2014 to 2020.
Powder coatings are on a roll and are experiencing rapid growth in automotive industry due to the increased focus on external aesthetics of luxurious and high end cars. The growing industry of automotive in the Asia Pacific region tied with the bloating spending power of the regions result in the growing demand for high end luxury cars. Consequently, the demand for powder coatings increases as well. Powder coatings are not advised to be applied on thin surfaces as there are tendencies that they will peel off due to high curing temperature. The use of powder coatings on furniture is yet to be explored and found out if it is feasible.
Having the numerous advantages over the traditional liquid paint, it is expected to have the fastest growth in the coming years.
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