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Environmentally Friendly Powder Coating than Painting

Posted on: July 22nd, 2015 by byersbushblog

While most people understand that powder coating is a more durable solution than simple painting and clear coating, let’s skip that focus entirely and just worry about the environmental differences between paint and powder coat finishes.

You may not realize it but powder coating is much less harmful to the environment than painting is. If you want to reduce your impact on the environment, simply switching to a friendly powder coating solution is all that it would take.

Reduce Hazardous Waste

The production of paint and the use of paint release harmful VOCs and other chemicals into the environment that do damage. This isn’t an issue when you rely on a good environment powder coating solution like PPA5571. No harmful VOCs and other dangerous chemicals are released into the environment when it’s being used.

The overspray from the paint that lands on other materials contributes to hazardous waste further. Not only is the paint itself hazardous, but so is the object that’s been sprayed onto and that will also have to be disposed of the same way that the paint is.

Reclaimed Overspray

During a painting operation any overspray that happens is wasted materials. A bunch of paint goes to waste during each and every application that’s made, even if you’re very careful about what you’re doing.

That’s not the case with most types of powder coating mediums. That’s because overspray can simply be reused again. It’s possible to make use of nearly every single bit of powder coating material that you spray as long as the cabinet that you are spraying in is air-tight.

Less Frequent Applications

Now let’s consider the fact that a powder coat finish tends to last longer than paint in most applications. That means if you choose to paint a surface or have it painted you’ll be releasing those dangerous chemicals even more often. Even if you use a powder coating that does release chemicals, such as a PVC coating, you wouldn’t be releasing them as often and would reduce your environmental impact. That’s really impressive when you consider that there are some coatings that don’t release these harmful chemicals at all.

Cut the Use of Solvents

When paints processed and used it requires solvents to help keep it liquid and to make sure that it goes on evenly. These chemicals can be harmful to the environment and aren’t good to use. Solvents aren’t required in powder coating a material.

Each and every solvent is a toxic chemical that is used to liquefy a solid material. They are bad to use and it’s best to avoid making use of them whenever you can. Choosing to go with a good powder coating service like Byers Bush for your project will help you avoid making use of solvents. This is good for the environment, as well as for everyone that works on your projects.

When you rely on powder coating services you have a few different reasons to feel good about what you’re doing. First of all it’s a good investment that will help you save money over time. Your item will last longer than it would with paint on top of it and will require less maintenance over time. You will also be doing less damage to the environment than you would be if you relied on paints and clear coats to get the job done.

Even most of the environmentally friendly paints are damaging when used and they don’t do as good of a job as the more chemically based paints do. Do yourself a favor and cut down on your environmental impact by switching to powder coating.

Contact Byers Bush for more information about environmentally friendly powder coating.

 

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