High-quality powder coat finishes
As specialists in the sheet metal fabrication industry, we understand the importance of high-quality fabrication and high-quality finishing.
We are using the latest technology from GEMA to consistently provide a high-quality powder-coated finish in an extensive range of textures and colours. Powder coating provides a durable, attractive and even finish to metal surfaces. This acts as low maintenance, long-lasting, colourful covering for all types of steel fabrication work.
We have invested in the highest quality equipment and staff to ensure our powder coating services are the best. We can powder coat parts up to 1500mm x 850mm and 4-5m long.
Our capabilities are suitable for any size of business needs.
If you can’t see the information you need or have a question about the capabilities of our machines, get in touch. We work with trusted partners to ensure that we can always meet everyone’s individual needs; no job is too big or small.
- Maximum part length 5000mm
- Maximum part drop 1200mm
- Maximum part width 700mm
Bespoke powder coating
What is powder coating?
Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer. It is usually used to create a more brutal hard finish than conventional paint and primarily to coat metals.
The method involves using an electrostatic spray gun to apply a powder that contains pigments and resins. More advanced technologies allow other materials, such as plastics, composites, carbon fibre, and MDF, to be powder coated using different methods that require less heat and time.
What are the advantages of powder coating?
Powder coating has many advantages that make it the perfect choice for your metal fabrication needs.
Powder coating makes your parts highly resistant to wear and tear no matter what it is used for. When the paint cures, it forms chemical bonds that create a flexible and durable finish. Powder coating also helps to protect the metal part underneath by preventing rust.
Parts that are powder coated will last a long time. This is partly due to the powder coatings’ durability, but it is also down to the thermal bonding process. This makes it resistant to many weather and environmental conditions.
The finish on powder coated parts is much higher than that of other painted products. The powder melts and then reforms as a solid, meaning no drip or run marks.
The process of powder coating is quicker than other painting methods. Once the powder has been applied, it is instantly cured and finished. There is no waiting around for the part to dry, making it much more efficient.
Free from harsh solvents
We understand the growing importance of our environment and the need to look after it. As such, powder coating is fast becoming the preferred method for finishing steel fabrication projects. Powder coating is eco-friendly; even though it involves spraying powder onto the parts, the powder itself doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals. The powder attaches itself to the metal through the electrical charge on the surface, meaning that no harsh solvents are used.
Everything you need to know about powder coating
We have the answers to all your powder coating questions, have a look at our frequently asked questions below. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for, then get in touch, and a team member will be on hand to help you with any questions you might have. Call us on 01765 522 222 or email us.
The powder coating process comprises three stages: preparing the part, applying the powder coating, and curing the part. Preparing the surface is an essential part of the powder coating process. If you don’t properly prepare the surface by degreasing and washing it, the powder coating won’t stick to the surface.
The curing stage of powder coating is when you bake the coated surface in the oven to ensure that it meets the optimum temperature. Once the part has met the optimum temperature the powder melts and fuses together causing an even finish to the surface.
Any material that can withstand an electrical charge and temperatures that exceed 180’C can be powder coated. This is most metals, including steel, stainless steel and aluminium.
Although powder coating is non-toxic, we still want to ensure that our powder coaters are protected from exposure to the powder. We ensure that all our powder coaters are provided with protective clothing and ventilation masks. This helps reduce the amount of direct skin contact and prevents them from breathing in the powders.
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