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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Composition of Powder Coatings

Powder coating is a dry finishing process, used on a wide array of products that has become extremely popular in the industrial finishing market.  An increasing amount of companies are specifying powder coatings for a high quality, durable finish, allowing for maximized production, improved efficiencies, and simplified environmental compliance. Used as decorative and protective finishes, powder coatings are available in an almost any color and texture, and technological advancements have resulted in excellent performance properties.

So what's in a powder coating?
  • Resin: either polyester or epoxy
  • Curing agents: added to bind the coating.  For polyesters, primid curing agents are used.  For epoxies, dicyandiamide curing agents are used. 
  • Additives: give the powder a desired effect
  • Tint pigments: there are two types: inorganic, which are generally pale and dull; and organic, which are more brightly colored
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