1st Coat - Zinc-Rich Epoxy

2nd Coat - Super Durable TGIC
Polyester (RAL 7034)

3rd Coat - Super Durable Crystal Clear
90%

Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

1st Coat - Epoxy Primer

2nd Coat - Super Durable TGIC
Polyester (Flat Black)

3rd Coat - Super Durable Crystal Clear
10%

New Orleans Saints Champion Square Stage

1st Coat - Zinc-Rich Epoxy Primer

2nd Coat - Super Durable TGIC
Polyester (Flat Black)

3rd Coat - Super Durable Crystal Clear
10%

University of New Orleans Maestri Field
It looks like paint but protects like armor

Why Choose Powder Coating

WHAT IS POWDER COATING?

Powder coating is a dry finishing process that has become extremely popular since its introduction in North America over 40 years ago.

Representing over 15% of the total industrial finishing market, powder is used on a wide array of products. More and more companies specify powder coatings for a high-quality, durable finish, allowing for maximized production, improved efficiencies, and simplified environmental compliance. Used as functional (protective) and decorative finishes, powder coatings are available in an almost limitless range of colors and textures and techno logical advancements have resulted in excellent performance properties.

HOW POWDER COATING WORKS?

Powder coatings are based on polymer resin systems, combined with curatives, pigments, leveling agents, flow modifiers, and other additives.

These ingredients are melted, mixed, cooled, and ground into a uniform powder similar to baking flour. A process called electrostatic spray deposition (ESD) is typically used to achieve the application of the powder coating to a metal substrate. This application method uses a spray gun, which applies an electrostatic charge to the powder particles, which are then attracted to the grounded part. After application of the powder coating, the parts enter a curing oven where, with the addition of heat, the coating chemically reacts to produce long molecular chains, resulting in high cross-link density. These molecular chains are very resistant to breakdown. This type of application is the most common method of applying powders. Powder coatings can also be applied to non-metallic substrates such as plastics and medium density fiberboard (MDF).

Sometimes a powder coating is applied using a fluidized bed application. Preheated parts are dipped in a hopper of fluidizing powder and the coating melts, and flows out on the part. Post cure may be needed depending on the mass and temperature of the part and the type of powder used. No matter which application process is utilized, powder coatings are easy to use, environmentally friendly, cost effective and tough!

DURABILITY OF POWDER COATING

Powder coating is a high-quality finish found on thousands of products you come in contact with each day. Powder coating protects the roughest, toughest machinery as well as the household items you depend on daily. It provides a more durable finish than liquid paints can offer, while still providing an attractive finish. Powder coated products are more resistant to diminished coating quality as a result of impact, moisture, chemicals, ultraviolet light, heat and other extreme weather conditions. In turn, this reduces the risk of scratches, chipping, abrasions, corrosion, fading, and other wear issues.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF POWDER COATING:
  • Negligible VOC’S and HAPs (hazardous air pollutants) Free: Powder coatings contain no solvents and therefore emit negligible, if any, polluting VOC’S into the atmosphere.
  • Less exhaust: Powder coating is a clean process, allowing exhaust air from the coating booth to be returned to the plant, and less oven air is exhausted to the outside. Heating and cooling costs are eliminated for make-up air and the cost for maintaining oven temperatures is minimized.
  • Reusable overspray: Powder overspray can be retrieved and reused.
  • No costly waste disposal equipment: Unused powder can be reclaimed and returned to a hopper for recirculation through the system, with negligible waste.
OPERATIONAL IMPACT OF POWDER COATING:
  • Lower heating costs for curing oven: The exhaust requirements for a powder coating oven are lower than solvent-based coatings, resulting in energy savings.
  • Greater operating efficiency/lower unit costs: No drying or flash-off time is required. Parts can be racked closer together on conveyors and pass more quickly through the production line. Also, a second coating is not required as it is in some liquid applications, which reduces labor costs, material costs, and increases output capabilities.
  • Lower reject rates: More parts can be coated automatically with fewer rejects because powder coating does not run drip or sag (if applied by a skilled professional).
  • High utilization efficiency: With the proper application equipment, powder materials and efficient recovery methods, one-coat application and 95%-98% powder utilization efficiencies are realizable versus an average of 60% material utilization with an electrostatic liquid system.
  • Production flexibility: If more than one color is desired, color changes can be made quickly.
  • Powder coating qualifies for the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED program
Powder Tough Coated
STRONGER – GREENER – BETTER

STRONGER
Improve Product Finish Durability: Powder coated products are more resistant to damage from impact, moisture, chemicals, ultraviolet light, heat and other extreme weather conditions. This durability reduces the risk of scratches, chipping, abrasions, corrosion, fading, and other wear issues.

GREENER
Minimize your environmental footprint: Powder coating releases less pollutants into the atmosphere, reduces exhaust air, and reduces material usage. Minimal waste is accumulated and disposal is performed easily, economically, and safely.

BETTER
Powder Coating is Tough, Environmentally Friendly, and Looks Great: Powder coating is the right choice for a high-quality, durable finish, allowing for maximized production, improved efficiencies, and simplified environmental compliance.