Industrial Services at Pittsburgh Powder Coating
We are a high-capacity/high-volume shop designed to serve both our local and industrial clients with quality workmanship.
Turn-around varies with our current schedule. We try to have a 2-week lead time. Some of our regular industrial clients are routinely on a 1-week schedule.
Please contact us to discuss your specific needs.
About Industrial Powder Coating
Industrial powder coating is a process of applying a dry powder coating to a metal surface. The powder is electrostatically sprayed onto the surface and then cured in an oven. This process results in a durable, corrosion-resistant coating that is often used in industrial applications.
The main components of powder coating are resin, pigment, and curing agent. The resin is the binder that holds the coating together. The pigment provides the color and opacity of the coating. The curing agent is a chemical that causes the coating to harden.
There are many different types of powder coatings available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Some of the most common types of powder coatings include:
- Epoxy powder coating: This type of coating is known for its high durability and resistance to chemicals and abrasion. It is often used in applications where the coating needs to be especially tough, such as in the automotive and marine industries.
- Polyester powder coating: This type of coating is less expensive than epoxy powder coating, but it is still durable and resistant to chemicals. It is often used in applications where the coating does not need to be as tough, such as in the furniture and appliance industries.
- Polyurethane powder coating: This type of coating is known for its flexibility and impact resistance. It is often used in applications where the coating needs to be able to withstand shock and vibration, such as in the construction and mining industries.
The process of industrial powder coating is relatively simple. The first step is to clean the metal surface to remove any dirt, grease, or rust. The surface is then electrostatically sprayed with the powder coating. The powder is attracted to the metal surface by the static charge. Once the powder is applied, the part is cured in an oven. The heat from the oven causes the powder to melt and fuse to the metal surface.
Industrial powder coating is a versatile and durable coating solution that can be used in a wide variety of applications. It is a good choice for applications where the coating needs to be resistant to chemicals, abrasion, or impact.
Benefits of Industrial Powder Coating
Here are some of the benefits of industrial powder coating:
- Durability: Powder coating is a very durable coating that can withstand harsh environments.
- Corrosion resistance: Powder coating is resistant to corrosion, making it a good choice for outdoor applications.
- Chemical resistance: Powder coating is resistant to many chemicals, making it a good choice for industrial applications.
- Flexibility: Powder coating is flexible, making it a good choice for parts that will be exposed to vibration or impact.
- Color variety: Powder coating is available in a wide variety of colors, making it a good choice for custom applications.
- Environmentally friendly: Powder coating is a more environmentally friendly coating than traditional wet paint.
If you are looking for a durable, corrosion-resistant, and environmentally friendly coating for your industrial application, then industrial powder coating is a good option to consider.