When it comes to industrial powder coating, you can trust the team here at R&M Industries to provide your project with a long-lasting, high-performing finish. We have been providing industrial protecting coating solutions for years, and in that time, have supported a wide range of industries including the architectural sector. With so many ways to treat and finish metal products, we know that it can be quite overwhelming when it comes to looking for the right protective surface coating. However, powder coating has been favoured by many different industries for decades, and with plenty of benefits, it is easy to see why architects are also opting for this type of coating too.
Do I Need To Prepare The Metal?
Before any architectural powder coating takes place, it is vital that the metal has a clean and decontaminated surface. Any unwanted substances on the surface of the component can jeopardise how well the coating sticks and can have a large impact on the overall finish too. Contaminants such as grease, corrosion patches, and oil can often linger on metal surfaces, which is why a powder coating pre-treatment such as shot blasting is often necessary.
The Benefits of Architectural Powder Coating
So why is the powder coating process so effective? Powder coating is very adhesive, and its levels only increase even further once the components have been in the curing oven. Once the heat has reacted with the chemicals in the powder coating, dense cross-links are made between the molecules that are incredibly difficult to break down. As a result, components are left with a very tough and durable finish. Powder coating is very long-lasting and has a high tolerance for a range of environmental conditions (such as UV rays and extreme temperatures) and also boasts excellent resistance to chemicals and abrasion.
Alongside its internal properties and advantages, powder coating is ideal for the architectural sector due to the broad spectrum of choice you have over its colours and finishes. Here at R&M Industries, we have many different colours to choose from, which means you can use architectural powder coating to enhance the aesthetics of your parts too. Materials such as galvanised steel, aluminium, and stainless steel are the most common materials to coat when it comes to architectural powder coating.
Powder Coating: Environmental Factors
It is vital that businesses take responsibility for their impact on the environment, which often calls for the investment in new ecologically sound alternatives to pre-existing processes. Powder coating is often seen as one of the better coating processes due to the fact it does not use many (if any) volatile organic compounds which are found in traditional paints – these VOCs are very harmful to the environment. Additionally, powder coating minimises the release of hazardous air pollutants which again are more commonly associated with conventional liquid coatings. Powder coating is not often wasted either, as if more powder is sprayed than necessary, the excess can be used in future applications.
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If you would like to find out more about our architectural powder coating services, then please head to our website today. Alternatively, you can call 01384898765 to speak to a member of our helpful and friendly team.