Powder coating has numerous advantages for architectural applications, one of the greatest benefits being low-emitting products and sustainable buildings. Suitable for use on aluminum and steel for both interior and exterior applications, powder coating offers excellent durability, good chemical resistance and mechanical performance and is a sustainable alternative to liquid fluoropolymer coatings and anodized finishes.
What types of architectural materials use powder coating?
Powder coating is suitable for use on aluminum and steel both internally and externally. At R&M Industries our architecture powder coating range offers a tough hard wearing finish, which can be designed to accommodate different environmental and live environments. As a result, it can be used to meet a large number of applications.
Why is powder coating environmentally friendly?
As aforementioned, one of the biggest advantages of powder coating for the architectural industry is environmental sustainability. In fact, buildings can be constructed, designed and operated to boost the economic and environmental productivity and performance.
The reason for its sustainability is its exclusion of VOC, this alone means it produces less waste than other painting methods. With this in mind, there is very little out there that competes, especially if you are trying to improve your footprint. What’s more, as we continue to navigate a more environmentally friendly future, stricter environmental regulations are inevitable.
Furthermore, powder coating is typically a one-coat process which brings a great deal of efficiency to the application. Plus, it’s highly resistant to corrosion and chemically very stable. To add to this, it is available in a wide array of colours and increasingly able to include brighter, smooth metallics in varying performance levels.
Additionally, powder coatings require less transportation energy than coating methods as they are much lighter than liquid, for example. As a result, fewer resources are required to transport powder coatings from the factory to the finished metal.
What architectural applications use powder coating?
Due to its superior strength and durability, powder coating is widely used in many industries such as automotive, aerospace, construction and architectural. In architectural applications, powder coating is ideal for metal components such as roofs, curtain walls, windows, window frames, doors, skylights, extrusions, fencing, ceiling grids, partitions, racking and shelving and so much more.
Furthermore, powder coating is especially beneficial in commercial architecture, where the finish must endure regular wear and tear from the public.
Advanced coating options with state-of-the-art chemical compositions, are helping architectural finishes meet the lifespan expectations of contemporary architecture. What’s more, they are doing so in a sustainable and environmentally friendly fashion.