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Powder coating vs. painting.
Powder coat vs. paint. It's been talked about a lot recently. Here's a quick guide on advantages of both powder coating and wet painting.
Powder coating was invented in the early 1950's as a mixture of powder coat powder and flame that was applied to a metal substrate. The fluidized bed (air suspending powder coat partials) was invented and was the preferred method of applying thermoplastic powder coat until 1965. In the early 1960's the electrostatic spray gun was invented for application ease and consistency.
Powder coating is quickly becoming the preferred choice for coating metals. Powder coating can be applied by automated powder coat systems, batch powder coating, fluidized bed, and flame-spray method.
Painting is typically applied by a airless sprayer or a HVLP gun. Painting is the traditional method of applying a decorative and functional coating on objects.
This is by no means a full comparison of powder coating and wet painting. If you have more questions how powder coating may help your company increase the bottom line please give Fluid Power Support a call at (573) 581-8200 or stop by our office at 22398 Audrain Road 9824 Mexico, Missouri.