Environmental advantages of powder
Powder Coating is the environmentally friendly coating material.
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 solvents, meaning reduced fire risk, reduced risk in application and disposal of 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.