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**TWO Locations**

 Dropoff - Greensburg, IN:   765-717-1519

Powder Coating - Seymour, in

What Is POWDER COATING? Electro-static charged powder is attracted to the grounded work piece and permanently adhered to provide a highly durable, consistent and aesthetically attractive surface.

 

A uniform coating can be applied to all surfaces, both exposed and hidden. The coating is thermo set in an oven until fused to the object's surface. The approach is unique, economical, versatile, and above all, successful. The result is an even, consistent coating with amazing hardness and durability, far superior to conventional liquid paints.

 

What is the POWDER COATING process?

After receiving the product and an inspection of the substrate, the parts enter stage one of the powder coating procedure. Here the metal substrate is cleaned and etched by heated water, chemical and pressure. The entire process of preparing the substrate for the powder coating is critical as dirt, oil, corrosion and moisture will inhibit a lasting, quality powder coated finish.

 

After pre-treatment the product is ready for an electrostatic, powder coated finish. The Electrostatic process of powder coating includes fluidization of the powder by means of a controlled air supply through a membrane in a hopper. The gun is then set for the proper air, spray pattern and electrical charge. When the powder is introduced to the gun it is given an electrical charge and a pattern to provide the proper coverage and thickness required for each part. Once the powder is applied, the product is heated in an oven to the correct temperature, for a required time, dependent on the mass and powder type.

 

The final phase of the process is allowing the part to cool. After a final inspection the part or product is then ready for packaging and shipment.

Where is Powder Coating used?

 

Thousands of products and parts are currently powder coated:

 

  • Appliances - The appliance industry benefits from powder coating on front and side panels of ranges and refrigerators, washer tops and lids, dryer drums, air-conditioner cabinets, water heaters, dishwasher racks, and cavities of microwave ovens. Powder coating has also replaced porcelain enamel on many washer and dryer parts.

 

  • Automotive - The automotive industry uses powder coating on wheels, bumpers, hubcaps, door handles, decorative trim and accent parts, truck beds, radiators, filters, and numerous engine parts. A clear powder topcoat has been developed to protect auto bodies. BMW and Volvo are using it on their new model cars, and GM, Ford, and Chrysler have formed a consortium to test this technique on their production lines.

 

  • Architecture/Building - The architectural and building market powder coats aluminum extrusions used on frames for windows and doors and modular furniture. Many highways and building projects use powder coating on light poles, guardrails, signs, posts, and fencing.

 

  • Everyday Products - There are innumerable everyday uses for powder coated products such as lighting fixtures, antennas, and electrical components. Farmers have powder coated tractors and farm equipment. Fitness buffs use golf clubs and golf carts, ski poles and bindings, snowmobiles, bicycles, and exercise equipment, all of which are powder coated.  Shop owners have powder coated display racks, shelves, store fixtures, and vending machines. Office workers use metal furniture, computer cabinets, mechanical pencils and pens, thumbtacks, and other desk accessories that are powder coated. Parents have powder coated baby strollers, cribs, metal toys, and wagons.  Homeowners have lawn mowers, snow blowers, barbecue grills, patio furniture, garden tools, electronic components, bathroom scales, toolboxes, and fire extinguishers.   These items all benefit from a powder coated finish.