- Through our partnership with Associated Powder-coating, we are able to service your powder-coating needs to give your product a stunning finish. Associated powder-coating has been operating in Australia for 50 years. It was freshly rebranded in 2007, but the commitment to quality remains as strong as the day they opened.
- Powder-coating is an advanced method used to give a smooth coloured finish to metals. The process uses a finely ground mix of pigment and resin particles, which is electrostatically sprayed onto the surface to be coated. These particles adhere to the surface until the powder is heated and fused into a smooth coating in the curing oven.
- The result of this process is a smooth, uniform, durable and high-quality finish, transforming standard metal products into stylish masterpieces.
- Associated Powder-coating offers a broad range of colours for this process, from your common shades, including white, grey and black, through to vibrant colours of the rainbow for the creative consumer.
Benefits of Powder-coating your next project
Powder-coating is more durable
Powder-coating is one of the most durable painting options available to give your metal a stylish look that will last. Powder-coated surfaces are more resistant to scratching, fading, wearing, rusting and chipping than other finishes, which means your colour will stay brighter for longer.
Powder-coating is more Environmentally Friendly
Alternative liquid finishes contain solvents that have pollutants known as volatile organic compounds (VOC’s). These VOC’s react with nitrogen oxides emitted from vehicles and industrial activities, forming ozone, which at ground level, is hazardous to our environment.
Unlike its liquid counterparts, powder-coating contains no solvents and release negligible amounts, if any, VOC’s into the atmosphere, making it a much more environmentally friendly metal finishing
Powder-coating reduces the health risks to operators
Liquid finishes contain VOCs, which are known to cause throat, mouth and nose irritation, as well as causing headaches dizziness and even potentially leading to visual impairment in cases of extended, repeated exposure. With liquid coating, contact with operators’ skin has a greater chance of causing skin irritation and requires extensive soap and washing to remove.
As the powder contains significantly less, if any, VOCs, it is much safer for the operators, greatly reducing health hazard risks.
Powder-coating has a shorter processing time
Unlike the liquid counterparts, as the powder contains no solvent, no flash off period is required, instead, the coated articles can pass directly into the oven. Additionally, the powder is much easier to clean than wet paints. The spray booth can be cleaned down quickly and easily, with only a powder to remove, rather than messy liquid finishes.
What does all that mean for you?
All that time saved in cleaning and preparing the products means a shorter lead time for consumers.
In summary, the benefits to consumers are simple: Powder-coating will make your purchase look better, last longer, and be ready faster!