Powder Coating

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Powder Coating

Since introduction in almost 40 years ago, powder coating has become the fastest growing finishing technology in use today. Powder Coating is dry paint. It contains no solvents and is applied in its dry powder form directly to the surface of metals to be coated.

Each powder particle contains the necessary resin, pigment, modifiers and curing agent. Powder is applied electrostatically by charging the powder particles and applying them directly to the grounded part. The charged powder adheres to the surface until it enters a curing oven where the powder melts, bonds and cures to the desired surface characteristic. The result is coating which provides a uniform, durable, high quality finish.

Any metal capable of conducting electricity and able to withstand 200°Centigrade can be powder coated.

One of the things that make Kilkishen Coatings special is that we can  shot-blast your metal work (whether new or refurbished) before it is coated.  Other powder coaters may not have this facility, so extra cost and time is incurred for customers who have to arrange for blast cleaning in one location and then have their work transported to a different location for powder coating; therefore reducing the time and cost of your refurbishing projects.

Moreover, Kilkishen Coatings is used to dealing with tight dead-lines and is sensitive to the urgent time restraints that our customers have.  We therefore make ever effort to be as prompt as possible with your orders and are willing to go the extra mile for customers who have pressing deadlines.

The advantages of using Powder Coating are:

  • It gives off zero or near zero volatile organic compounds (VOC)
  • Can produce thicker coatings without running or sagging
  • Overspray can be recycled to achieve nearly 100% use of the coating
  • It produces less hazardous waste than conventional liquid coatings
  • Items generally have a more consistent appearance
  • A wider range of effects is possible than with other processes.