Powder Coating

High-Quality Services in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan

Winona Powder Coating

We currently serve customers in the following industries: Foundry, Agriculture, Military, RV, Cargo Trailer, Automotive, Marine, Heavy Industry, Construction, Electrical Equipment, Plumbing, and Government. More and more companies specify powder coatings for a high-quality, durable finish, allowing for maximized production, improved efficiencies, and simplified environmental compliance. Used as functional (protective) and decorative finishes, powder coatings are available in an almost limitless range of colors and textures, and technological advancements have resulted in excellent performance properties. We stock over 50 different powders and can match to meet your specific color and environmental requirements.

Some Advantages of Powder Coating:

  • Durability
  • Efficiency
  • Environmentally Conscious
  • Variety
  • Maintenance
  • Cost-Friendly

Some Advantages of Powder Coating:

  • Durability
  • Efficiency
  • Environmentally Conscious
  • Variety
  • Maintenance
  • Cost-Friendly

What Is Powder Coating?

Powder coating is something you’ve likely seen – on cars, motorcycles, handrails, and even light fixtures. Powder coating is a dry finishing process that has become extremely popular since its introduction in North America during the 1960s. Powder coating is used on various products, representing over 15% of the total industrial finishing market. Used extensively in commercial and residential applications, this incredibly durable finishing technique creates a beautiful and customized look that protects for years with no upkeep.

Powder coating, not to be confused with E-Coating, uses a process of electrostatically charged or fluidized dry powder applications. Once applied, it’s baked in an oven to set, bond, and cure the coat.

What Makes Up Powder Coat Paint?

There are slight variations on different products, but they are all very similar. Ingredients include:

  • Resin – usually epoxy or polyester.
  • Curing Agent – helps during the curing process.
  • Additives – there for many purposes, from creating a glossy finish to adding textures and the overall hardness.
  • Tints – bring the color to the coating.
  • Extenders or Fillers – usually provide extra durability.

You can powder coat anything that withstands high temperatures. Powder coating is a high-quality finish found on thousands of products — including cast iron, aluminum, and steel — you come in contact with each day. Powder coating protects the roughest, most formidable machinery, as well as many of the household items you depend on daily. Powder coated products are more resistant to wear and tear caused by impact, moisture, chemicals, ultraviolet light, and other extreme conditions. This reduces the risk of scratches, chipping, corrosion, fading, and other wear issues. In addition to being durable, powder coating is an attractive choice due to environmental advantages.

Durability

Durability

In terms of the finish itself, powder coating is recognized for being far more durable than other paint options. While curing, the powder melts to form long chemical chains as it gels together. Resulting in a finish that is more flexible than conventional paint and allowing for a small amount of bending and flexing as your parts vibrate and move. It is also resistant to scratching, corrosion, and other wear issues.

Efficiency

Efficiency

Thanks to the electromagnetic charge used to hold the powder, there is very little waste created in the process. Your coating technician can use as much or as little powder as needed in a single application. Rather than waiting for each coat to dry, this is done in a single step and will cure evenly. Thus, saving time and money in operating costs.

Environmentally Conscious

Environmentally Conscious

There are environmental advantages to powder coating. Since there are no polluting chemical solvents or volatile organic compounds (VOCs), there is no damage during application. Any waste from the process is also not hazardous and can be disposed of safely in a landfill. The process releases no known harmful chemicals into the air and produces less overall waste throughout spraying.

Variety

Variety

While some standard colors and finishes are used in powder coating, one of this method's best assets is to customize your color and finish. We will create a one of a kind powder blend that matches any color, with the option to add texture and a vast range of finishes from high gloss to matte. Few other paint options can compete with the range and versatility of powder coating.

Maintenance

Maintenance

Powder coating is straightforward and simple to maintain long term. No special solvents are needed to keep the finish clean. Instead, it can be wiped down with regular, soapy water and rinsed. Since the coating is resistant to scratching and corrosion, you won't have to worry about rust or other cleaning damage. For most applications, wiping your components clean a few times a year is enough to keep them maintained for many years to come.

Cost-Friendly

Cost-Friendly

In addition to the savings of eliminating extra drying time and steps, powder coating is cost-friendly in other ways as well. The materials used in the process are purchased specifically for the job's size and specifications. The powder itself is less expensive than wet paint and can be stored in a way that takes up less storage space than paint cans.

Powder-Coating

Contact Winona Powder Coating

We recommend powder coating since it outperforms conventional paint options in a variety of ways. Powder coating can cut down on finishing time, increase the quality of your finish, and open up a broader range of finishing options. It is a durable topcoat that will stand up against blazing sun and pounding rain. Our customers appreciate a finish that is wear and weather-resistant, but also easy to maintain. In addition to that, it is more environmentally conscious than conventional options because it doesn’t use harsh chemical solvents.

We are proud to serve Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan with our powder coating expertise. Contact us today to request a quote.

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