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The Major Advantages of Thermoplastic Powder Coating

Posted on: December 4th, 2014 by byersbushblog

Most people realize that powder coating can be a great value when applied to expensive metal objects but many people take the time to consider whether they want thermoplastic powder coating or thermosetting powder coating. Both options are viable, and will do a good job at protecting your metal railings, automotive parts or anything else that you hold dear, but in many instances thermoplastic may be the better option of the two.

Dealing with Cold Conditions

IF you live in a very cold environment you may be worried about how well the coating will hold up to your harsh weather conditions. Thermoplastic powder coating is designed to withstand extremely cold temperatures and will hold up to under -50 degrees Celsius effectively. That means you won’t have to worry about the coating becoming brittle and chipping away during the time of year that your metal products need to be protected the most. This makes thermoplastic applications highly effective in outdoor environments where temperatures will dip down quite low.

Save Time and Money

It takes less time and isn’t quite as difficult to use the thermoplastic method of coating an object. What this means for you is that you get a highly durable coating without having to spend as much money or wait as long for the process to be completed. The layer of material that your product is protected by never undergoes a chemical reaction and that’s the main reason that you won’t have to wait as long for the process to be completed. Less specialized tools are necessary to complete the work as well and no special reactants are needed which will often help you pay the same as you would for a thermoset coat or even less in some instances while having to wait less time for the job to be finished.

Enjoy a Long Life of Protection

Thermoplastic coatings have been proven to be effective over a long lifetime of hard use. They stand up to abuse for extended periods in part because they are less brittle than other methods of coating an object. The slight flex in thermoplastics allows them to resist chipping and continue protecting your railing, your battery box, or your construction work longer than you expected. Since a thermoplastic application isn’t any more expensive than most other more traditional methods, it represents a great value and should be considered strongly.

Repairs are Easier to Make

Even though powder coating will greatly enhance the lifespan of whatever it is that you want to protect, eventually it will start to fail and need to be repaired. The nice thing about thermoplastic coatings is that they are easier to work with and make repairs on. The material is never chemically altered during the application process, and that means you can apply more powder later in life without worrying about removing the existing layer. This makes repair work more cost-effective and helps you get a better value from the metal products that you purchase.

Reduce Risks Associated with Impacts

If you’re having metal beams or barriers powder coated you want something a coating that is going to stand up to impacts with chipping or cracking. This is one area where thermoplastic coatings really shine. These coatings are a bit softer and thicker than thermoset varieties, and for both of those reasons they stand up to impacts nicely. An impact that would have caused damage to a traditional thin thermoset coating won’t phase a thermoplastic coating giving you more durability for your money.

It’s true that both thermoset and thermoplastic powder coating treatments have their own applications, and learning the benefits of thermoplastic will help you make the right decision. If you’d like to learn more about thermoplastic coatings the experts at Byers Bush are happy to help. They can help you decide on specifics for your upcoming project and enhance the durability of your home, workplace or vehicle.

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