Why Powder Coat?
Powder coating has grown in popularity since its development in the early 1960's. Though this growth can be attributed
to many factors, we can point out a few main factors that led to this expansion.
First and foremost is powder coating's superior finish. The unique process of powder coating allows the coater to
achive the optimum coating thickness, ranging from a thin film on one hand to a thick coat on the other. Powder
Coating also provides excellent edge coverage compared to that of typical liquid paint applications. It also provides
excellent corrosion resistance. Compared to liquid paint processes powder coating wins hands down in its resistance to
Another main factor in the growth of Powder Coating is the environmental advantage it has over other forms of
painting/coating. This is especially important presently because of the emphasis of hazardous waste emissions. The
Clean Air Act of 1970 was the main catalyst of the growing powder coating industry. Powder coating was a viable option
to the standard painting process but without the numerous environmental effects. Powder Coatings contain no solvents
Powder Coating is one of the least expensive finishing methods available. The savings are achieved in energy, labor,
production, waste disposal, and meeting EPA standards.