Powder coating is the most recently developed of the surface finishing techniques in common use today, having become commercially established in the 1960s.
The process involves spraying finely ground, electrostatically charged particles of powder comprising pigment and dry resin onto a pre-treated surface. The product is then oven-heated to fuse and cure the applied film for a smooth and even finish.
Powder coated surfaces are extremely hard-wearing and resistant to chipping, scratching and fading. Colour selection is virtually unlimited, with variations available in metallic and clear finishes, gloss levels, ripples and textures. High quality and advanced resin technology means powder coating colours stay bright and vibrant for longer.
Powder coating is a finishing technique suitable for applying decorative, durable and highly protective coatings to a wide range of products and components. It is environmentally friendly as no solvents or VOCs (volatile organic compounds) are used in the process.
In New Zealand, three major International manufacturers and suppliers of powder coating powder enable applicators to source a wide range of surface finishes of the highest quality.