The Importance of Powder Coating Today

Posted: Aug 23, 2016 | Categories: Aerospace, Automotive, Composite Manufacturing, Engineering, Industrial Ovens, Manufacturing, Powder Coating

What is Powder Coating? How Does it Work?

In today’s world, powder coating finishes are everywhere.  We all know that it is durable, protects against corrosion and looks great, but what is it really? 

Powder coating is a dry finishing process that represents over 15% of the total industrial finishing market and is used on a wide array of products.  It has continued to gain popularity since it was introduced in North America over 40 years ago. Powder coatings are divided into two types: thermoset and thermoplastic coatings. Thermoset powder reacts when it is baked with other chemical groups in the powder to polymerize harder, improving the performance properties. Thermoplastic powder does not have any changes during the baking stage. Powder coating is used for countless protective and decorative finishes.  The coatings themselves are available in an almost limitless range of colors.

Powder Coating in the Market

Growth in the consumption of outdoor goods has created a higher demand for powder coating. Particularly for heavy-use objects such as wheelbarrows, lawn mowers, snow blowers, and grills because powder coating provides a finish that can withstand rough climates. The key industries that utilize powder coatings include consumer goods, automotive, architecture, and furniture along with many other industries.

Another area that has increased the demand and use of powder coating is the automotive industry. Much of this demand comes from the fact that internationally, countries such as Brazil, Germany, China, and Malaysia have seen substantial growth in their automobile industries. In addition to the automobile industry, the motorcycle industry has also taken a liking to the use of powder coating. The popularity of powder coating in these industries is not only due to its strength and durability but also because it is environmentally friendly.

Powder Coating at Wisconsin Oven Corporation 

At Wisconsin Oven, we provide a wide range of powder coating oven configurations which offer top-of-the-line performance and quality. Our powder coating ovens provide excellent temperature uniformity which produce consistent curing results. The equipment is factory-assembled and tested prior to shipment to ensure it is operating to the required specifications.

The Wisconsin Oven team can help you choose the right oven for your needs.

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