Working in the manufacturing sector can mean just one thing: compromise on quality simply is not an option. With this in mind, DB Sheetmetals is devoting its first blog of the year to colour application, proving that traditional liquid processes are leagues behind our professional powder coating. Read on to learn why.
1. Your Green Alternative
Whatever you do, don’t make the mistake of glibly overlooking your business’ environmental responsibilities. The ecological choices your company makes now will have a direct impact on your brand reputation in the future. Associate yourself with the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) present in wet paint applications, and your brand will inadvertently align itself with damage to the atmosphere. By contrast, powder coating contains no solvents and releases negligible VOCs, providing your business with a failsafe, eco-friendly colour application method.
2. Develop a Thick Skin
The powder coating process begins with the sheet metal item undergoing a phosphate prewash. This initial stage is essential for ensuring that the product can reliably hold its coating. From here, our specialists spray the powder across the treated metal surface through a corona application. This electro-static gun imparts a negative charge through the powder, giving the sheet metal item perfectly uniform colour coverage and a much thicker coating than traditional methods afford. What’s more, as the item can be fully cured in just 20 minutes, there’s no risk of imperfections occurring during the drying process, such as the drooping or sagging seen with liquid coatings.
3. Product Protection
You may have been led to believe that powder coating is purely decorative. Of course, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to prove otherwise. This finish also provides sheet metal items with significantly more protection against daily wear and tear. The unwelcome assortment of scratches, chips and fading seen on liquid coated products is in sharp contrast with immaculate, blemish-free powder coated items. Why? Remember that phosphate wash we mentioned? Well, this makes all the difference in keeping your colour application truly tenacious.