Everybody likes colorful and shining cars, bikes, SUVs, trucks, and other vehicles. But this coloring or painting technique is different than traditional painting techniques. It is a powder coating that is done by using powder coating ovens, powder spray booths, automated systems, powder spray, and guns.
As the name defines powder, is used in lieu of paint with the help of spray tools which are heated to a selected surface to form a color coat. Many ingredients and mixtures are used to make this process, such as polyester, epoxy, acrylic, and polyurethane.
Advantages of powder coating for the Automotive industry
Powder coating can be applied by a professional painter wearing safety glasses and a suit. A programmed robotic system is also used in the modern automotive industry. This type of painting technique is very effective and provides various benefits such as listed below:
The powder coating is very efficient and can be applied to most automotive parts such as chasse, wheels, doors, bonnets, mudguards, roofs, dicky, and more applications.
Powder coating finishes may last up to 15 to 20 years. It is tougher, strong, lasts longer, and provides superior protection against abrasion and corrosion. Powder coating is durable and protects metal objects from corrosion, rust, and weathering.
There are different qualities and varieties of powder coating such as thermosets, thermoplastics, epoxy, polyester, and hybrid. The manufacturer can choose the appropriate coating material according to the automotive part.
Operational and labour costs are very less as little supervision and training are required to handle the powder coating system. Powder coating is also cheaper than traditional wet paint due to the durability of powder coatings, curing times, low wastage, and shorter processing.
Easy to Apply
It is also easy to apply than paint with bruising. It spreads equally to automotive applications without any spot, line, or drop. But only a professional can do it in a powder coating booth where outer air doesn’t enter. Just require a proper ventilation system and dust extraction system, so the blowing airwaves doesn’t disturb the powder coating process.
Powder coating is considered an “eco-friendly green” painting technology that does not produce harmful solvents, airborne pollutants, and minimal waste than conventional liquid. Powder coatings also do not contain solvents, or fumes, and emit virtually no VOCs.
Powder coating is more resistant to scratching, chipping, and other wear. It is also providing high-quality finishes and excellent hardness.
Powder coating has become the first choice of small to big automotive industry manufacturers due to its many benefits. Powder coating is also used in many other industries.