Euro Quality Coatings is one of the leading powder coating companies in the UK offering a high quality service to customers in the Midlands, the South of England and South Wales.
We have two powder coating facilities on site, the first being an automatic conveyorised system with an in-line pretreatment tunnel comprising of both iron phosphate and chromate pretreatment systems and an automatic spray booth. The other facility comprises of 3 manual spray booths with box ovens.
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What is Powder Coating?
Powder coating is a widely used method of applying a decorative and functional paint finish to a wide variety of products including white goods, leisure goods, architectural cladding, vehicle trim, electronic enclosures, railway interiors and office furniture.
The powder in question is made up of finely ground resins and pigments and is most commonly applied through an electrostatic spray gun. The gun applies a charge to the powder as it is sprayed and this causes the powder to cling to the electrically grounded component.
After the powder has been applied to the component, it must be transformed into a continuous film by heating (typically at temperatures between 160 C to 220 C.)
Advantages of powder coating
- Powder coating tends to be tougher more flexible coating and less liable to chip or peel than a conventional wet paint.
- Unlike many wet paints, powder coatings have no VOC content
- Powder coatings will give a uniform appearance over a large area and not exhibit the characteristic evidence of the direction of application found with wet paints.