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Environmental advantages of powder

Powder Coating is the environmentally friendly coating material.

Powder Hills and Berries
 

It is a paint in powder form which is electrically charged as it is sprayed onto a surface to be coated and then baked in an oven, where the powder particles melt and fuse into a smooth coating.  The result is a uniform, durable, high quality environmentally safe and attractive finish.  

There are several advantages of powder coating over conventional liquid coatings :

  • No VOC’s

  • No solvents, meaning reduced fire risk, reduced risk in application and disposal of waste.

  • Less waste.

  • Powder can easily be recycled as extraction systems gather most excess powder.

  • Processing times for powder are generally shorter than for liquid coatings.  Coated articles pass directly to the oven giving substantial time and space savings.

  • Reduced health risks for operators – e.g. fewer hazardous materials and powder is easily washed off.

  • Raw material research has produced powders that can be cured at lower temperatures meaning lower energy consumption.

  • Thermosetting powder coatings often have higher chemical / physical resistance – reducing cost and fuel consumption involved in transportation and storage.

 

For further information on Powder Coatings please contact your local AkzoNobel Powder Coatings office.