When it comes to adding finishes to metal products, whether it’s building materials, hand tools or any other type of metal, one of the most popular types of finishes is a powder coating. Since this type of technology was introduced back in the 1960s, it is estimated that over 15% of all finishes applied to metal surfaces are done so through powder coating. When it comes to a durable finish, there is simply no option that is better. To understand why this is the case, it’s important to understand how the powder coating process works.
The powder coating works with a polymer resin that has various additives, leveling agents and pigments combined. This material is then mixed through a melting process, it is then cooled and the final stage is this resin is ground into a fine powder resembling flour in texture.
Powder coating is …