What is Powder Coating

Quality Black Powder Coating Services suitable for a range of components, quantities and specifications

Powder coating is a cost effective and trusted means of protecting your vehicle parts, appliances and metals in a fast turnaround time.

First introduced in North America during the automotive and industrial boom of the 1960s, powder coating quickly developed a reputation both sides of the Atlantic for effectively protecting a wide array of materials.

Powder coating is extremely resistant to chipping, flaking, solvents, corrosion and general wear and tear. It’s this level of durability that makes powder coating a superior coating for all metal products.

Today, the powder coating industry has come a long way with around 15% of the total industrial finishing market belonging to powder coating, with more leading automotive and industrial partners using powder coating to apply a fast, high quality and durable finish.

Advantages of powder coating instead of other coatings

- Powder coatings emit near zero volatile organic compounds (VOC).

- Powder coatings can produce much thicker coatings than conventional liquid coatings without running or sagging.

- Powder coated items generally have fewer appearance differences between horizontally coated surfaces and vertically coated surfaces than liquid coated items.

Types of powder coating

R&M use thermoset powders not thermoplastic. The thermosetting variety incorporates a cross-linker into the formulation. When the powder is baked it reacts with other chemical groups in the powder to polymerize, improving the performance properties. This is a non-reversible process.


  • The polymer granules are mixed with hardener, pigments and other powder ingredients in an industrial mixer.
  • The mixture is heated in an extruder
  • The extruded mixture is rolled flat, cooled and broken into small chips
  • The chips are milled and sieved to make a fine powder

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