Powder coating is a cost-effective finishing technique that’s used in a wide variety of applications in a range of industries. You likely encounter many powder-coated products in your everyday life. As techniques continue to become more advanced and specialized, you can expect to see even more of these products in the future. Here are some of the most common uses for powder coating.
About one third of all industrial powder-coated parts are used in appliances. Not only does powder coating provide an aesthetically pleasing finish for appliance parts, but it also helps them resist abrasion and corrosion. The result is a better-looking, more durable product that resists the changing temperatures that occur when using appliances like stoves, microwaves and refrigerators. A powder coated finish on appliance panels and components ensures they can handle a wide range of temperature cycles without wearing off or flaking.
Products that are constantly exposed to the elements, including temperature extremes and moisture, benefit greatly from powder coating. Many outdoor furniture companies use powder coating on the components of their products, since the finish should last for several years even in the harshest of climates. Other outdoor products that benefit from a powder-coated finish include:
- Farm equipment: Tractors and peripheral equipment are almost always exposed to the elements, which means they need to be protected from the harmful rays of the sun as well as precipitation. Most farm equipment isn’t cheap, and powder coating can protect your investment with a finish that looks great for years to come.
- Signs: Many directional signs are either primed or finished with powder coating to enhance their longevity and preserve legibility.
- Sports equipment: Bicycles, basketball hoops, playground equipment and other outdoor sports and leisure products are often powder coated to preserve their appearance and offer long-lasting protection from the sun and precipitation.
Powder coating is commonly used for a variety of automotive applications, both as a basecoat and as a finish. Many of the most luxurious car brands use powder coating as an intermediate coat, especially on components that experience a lot of stress, like door handles, bumpers and trim. Other important components that endure heat, stress and general wear and tear, like shock absorbers, oil filters and brake components, are also powder coated to prevent corrosion over time.
Many of the materials used in construction have to withstand harsh outdoor elements, which makes powder coating an ideal finishing option. Windows, doors, fencing and poles resist corrosion and the harmful effects of UV light with powder coating. There are a variety of colors and even finishes available in powder coating, so the range of colors and even textures can be customized to match the style of any building.
The common uses for powder coating described above only scratch the surface when it comes to how this specialized finishing technique can be used. Contact the team at Powder Vision Inc. today to learn more about the uses and benefits of the powder coating process. We look forward to working with you!