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Powder Coating Excavator for More Durability

Posted on: May 1st, 2017 by byersbushblog

There are typically many advantages associated with the use of powder coating technology. This is true even when held against the more conventional liquid paint coating method. In fact, the popularity and reliability of powder coating makes one assume that powder coating taking on the place of paints for all finishing may not be far behind.

Of course there will always be drawbacks, but to make sense of it all, you need to ensure that the drawbacks are not as significant as the advantages. When it comes to equipment, powder coating excavator makes sense from the standpoint of durability.

Durable Coating

One of the established benefits of powder coating is its durability. This has been proven as powder coated materials withstand harsh environments and still come out beautiful after a substantial amount of time. Powder coating also leaves a high-quality finish for all the products that it comes in contact with.

Is powder coating suitable for agricultural and industrial equipment? The powder coating process allows for the protection of even the toughest and roughest machineries in use today. This means that this coating process is not only suitable for household items or furniture. The durable finish delivered by powder coating is significantly stronger than that of liquid paints; something that can be put to good use for an excavator and similar equipment. The beautiful finish can be taken as a bonus of the application.

One thing that is very important to note though is that the powder coater products (when done correctly) will exhibit resistance to diminished coating quality that tends to happen because of the moisture, chemicals, impact, ultraviolet light, and other extreme conditions that can affect it. Therefore a powder coated excavator will experience reduced risk of chipping, scratches, fading, abrasion, corrosion, and other issues of wear and tear.

Ultimately, you have an end-product that is tough, looks great, and can be expected to last for a long time. On top of this, you also embrace a process that is friendly to the environment.

Thermoplastic and Thermoset

Powder coating normally uses either thermoplastic or thermoset coatings. The thermoplastic coating is commonly used for items that may have to be remolded while thermoset coatings are applied to items that basically remain permanent. What is the difference?

Based on the process, the main difference between the two is the reversibility of the coat. For thermoset coatings, the powder cannot be melted again after going through the chemical bonding process. This cannot be said with thermoplastic coatings since there is no chemical bonding involved.

This means that thermoset would be ideal for electronics and appliances because of the need to withstand tremendous amounts of heat. Using thermoplastic may cause the coating to melt. Both coating processes have different chemical properties that make them ideal for a wide range of applications.

These properties will help you to decide on the type of process that would be applicable to your needs. For example, thermosets are capable of reinforcing the structural integrity of materials, which makes it suitable for items that are subjected to heavy wear and tear; like excavators and heavy equipment for example. Thermosets also supply the objects with superior resistance to heat and chemicals. Thermoplastics on the other hand provide both flexibility and strength, which is why it is often preferred for mechanical parts and plastic bags.

Selecting the Proper Coating

The process of selecting the proper coating for you application eventually boils down to a cooperative decision between you and the powder formulator or supplier. The development of the coating for a specific application takes into account a number of factors.

For example, the formulator would need to evaluate if high pencil hardness as well as resistance to weather would be required. Does superior chemical resistance come into play or will the over bake yellowing resistance be compromised? There are many other considerations that would have to be evaluated like temperature, cure time, substrate type, treatment, and application method.

After all of the necessary information and requirements have been provided by the end user the formulator can then begin providing the appropriate recommendations.

If you want to make sure that powder coating excavator is done right, contact Byers Bush Powder Coating to help you get your powder coating projects done perfectly and professionaly!

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