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Where Can Powder Coating Be Used?

Posted on: September 6th, 2018 by byersbushblog

Powder coating is a combination of polymer resin systems combined with curatives and other additives processed into a powder form similar to baking flour. Powder coating application uses a spray gun to apply an electrostatic charge to the powder particles, which makes them attracted to the grounded part.  The parts then enter a curing oven where, with the addition of heat, the coating chemically reacts to produce long molecular chains, resulting in high cross-link density that is very resistant to breakdown. Powder coating is popular because it’s easy to use, environmentally friendly, cost-effective, and tough!

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Powder coating system is used to produce many high-quality finishes in everyday products you can find in the market today. It is more durable than liquid paints and delivers an attractive finish. Powder coated products are more resistant to diminished coating quality as a result of impact, moisture, chemicals, ultraviolet light, and other extreme weather conditions. It also minimizes the risk of scratches, chipping, abrasions, corrosion, fading, and other wear issues.

Traditionally, powder coating has been mainly used in the automotive industry due to its electrostatic application process that adapts well with conductive materials such as metals. However, with technology advancement, powder coating can now be applied on many different substrates.

Through a preheating process, the powder is made to slightly melt on contact, making it stick. After all the process is complete, the material is re-heated to cure the powder in place. Where else can powder coating be used besides metal? Here are a few of them.

Medium and High-Density Fibre board

The powder coating used by many furniture manufacturers on wood fibre materials called Medium-density fibre board (MDF) and high-density fibre board (HDF). Powder coating allows more flexibility in creating a great finish on new designs with many round edges and irregular shapes.

Engineered Wood Products

Plywood, oriented strand board, joists, beams and roof trusses are just some of the examples of construction materials called engineered wood products. Used in prefabrication, engineered wood products are very convenient for the construction industry, where building parts are prepared in a factory for easy assembly in the project location.

Wood Composite

As an eco-friendly substrate, wood composite is made of thermoplastics and wood fibre often sourced from recycled materials. It is durable and has low maintenance requirements, which makes it extremely popular as a decking material. This versatile material issued as cladding, fencing, molding, trim and also as window and door frames.

Magnesium Oxide Board

Another environmentally friendly material, magnesium board is a strong alternative to gypsum. Besides being resistant to mold, fire, insects, it is also free of harmful carcinogens and asbestos. Other favorable factors are its reusability and recyclability, and even at the end of its life cycle, magnesium board can be ground into a powder and used to make cement, so nothing is wasted. Magnesium boards are created from naturally-occurring magnesium deposits.

Aluminum

As a recyclable product, aluminum makes an eco-friendly building material. Aluminum is usually used for the construction of doors, windows, siding, roofing (or canopies) and more. It is also very lightweight and easy to install.

Fibre Cement Composite

Cement can be made more durable reinforcing it with sand and cellulose fibre for an added strength.  Fibre cement composite is used in many building applications, both interior and exterior, to create better impressions in appearances Examples include tile backer board, windows sills, ceiling board, floorboard and roofing and building facades.

Byers Bush has been in operations since 1968, specializing in powder coating and sandblasting. We are one of the oldest powder coater in the GTA. Contact us today and get a truthful, no surprises evaluation for your painting need!

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