Dating back to 1940’s Europe, powder coating was introduced in a response to environmental pressures. Powder coating is a type of finish that provides a tailor-made, barrier protection for steel products. Unlike a liquid paint coat, powder paint does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. After many years of modifications, today a process called electrostatic spray deposition (ESD) is typically used to achieve the application of the powder coating and can be applied to virtually any type of metal surface.
When in the market for a finer quality and longer lasting finish such as powder coating, it is beneficial to consider the following characteristics:
- Customization – When choosing the color of the powder coating, virtually any shade desired is possible to achieve as well as multiple types of textures and finishes. Guaranteed to fit the look and feel a company is wanting to attain.
- Green Process – Because powder coating doesn’t involve solvents, there is no release of volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) into the atmosphere during application, making it an environmentally friendly process. The application is continually gaining popularity due to the always changing air pollution control.
- Durability – Powder coated products are able to withstand eroding elements such as general impact, moisture, chemicals, UV light, and other weather conditions. Which in turn, creates a surface that is more resistant to the risk of scratches, chipping, corrosion, and fading.
The powder coating process is applicable to all SLIPNOT® products. Some of these surfaces include plates, grating, perforated plates, and ladder rungs. The high traction surface provided by SLIPNOT® and color selection provided by powder coating, ensures a trusted and top quality product for various industries and applications.
SLIPNOT® products exceed every standard and recommendation for OSHA, ADA, ASTM, ANSI, and UL.
Though lead time for production may be extended, many professionals recommend products to be hot dip galvanized first, and then powder coated to your finish specifications. The dual coating process adds cumulatively, providing additional protection for steel products.
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What is Powder Coating? – Powder Coating Institute. (n.d.). Retrieved July 14, 2016, from http://www.powdercoating.org/?page=WhatIsPC