What is Powder Coating?
Powder coating is a dry powder that is applied electrostatically. The coating process applies the charged powder to the grounded part. After the coating is applied, the parts are baked at temperatures up to 400 degrees, creating a surface in any imaginable color that won’t peel, flake or scratch. Powder coating is also resistant to many chemicals and environmental elements. The powder coating process is environmentally safe, with no VOCs (volatile organic compounds) emitted into the atmosphere. Powder coating does not require the additional solvents found in liquid coatings, will not run and sag like with traditional wet paints. Whether you are looking for a smooth, polished surface or any number of textured ones, our technicians can create any look and feel you desire, in a product that requires minimal maintenance.
Which Surfaces Can You Apply Powder Coating?
Powder coating can be applied to a variety of surfaces, or substrates. Typically ferrous and non-ferrous parts that can withstand the temperatures of curing are perfect for coatings. These parts include furniture, railings, fence, gates, valve covers, light fixtures, wheels, sand rails, UTV rhino and razor cages, stoves and more.
Batch pretreatment consists of a DI rinse, degreaser, iron phosphate, sealer as well as media blasting.
Our system is both automated conveyor and batch capable, with the conveyer line part’s opening measuring 2’x8’x20′ with 8 automated Parker ionic spray guns and 2 manual Parker Ionic spray guns. Our batch system boasts a Parker Ionics spray booth measuring 12’x12’x35′, and an 18-hopper powder spray system for quick color changes, and a Rapid oven with 450-degree capabilities.
Our conveyor line for large production runs has a fully automatic 4 stage pre-treatment system, and a gel oven and dry off and cure oven measuring 28’x26’x30′.
Besides media blasting and powder coating, our services also include chemical stripping, masking and plugging all parts, as well as assembly and fabrication. Pick up and delivery are available.
Check out this video from our supplier NIC Prismatic Powders. Prismatic offers some of the best custom powder coating colors avaialble today. They offer a wide range of top coats, ral’s, textures, veins and wrinkles that are perfect for the Las Vegas environment. You can visit them at www.prismaticpowders.com for examples of over 6500 stock colors. Colors may very due to monitor resolution.
“A very poor coating can perform with excellent pretreatment, an excellent coating will not perform with bad pretreatment” Ed Besterfeldt Coral Chemicals.
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As the nation’s largest professional organization devoted to powder coating, the CCAI has a long history of supporting the people and businesses that offer industrial finishing services. Below is a look at the history of the CCAI and the specific ways AR Iron and the CCAI work together to continually improve powder coating services in […]