What are the benefits of volatility
Powder coatings are solvent-free and contain no volatile organic compounds (VOC), which is why they are very eco-efficient.
No expensive solvents are used (some conventional liquid paints consist of up to 70% solvents due to the required viscosity). These solvents evaporate during application and baking and therefore cannot normally be recovered. In many countries around the world, their release into the atmosphere is prohibited by law. Therefore, afterburners often have to be installed to neutralize the solvents, which leads to an increase in costs.
Powder paint does not cause sewage disposal problems
Wet separation booths are often used in liquid paint systems, with the overspray emulsifying in the water. This mixture often ends up in the sewage system or settles in sludge containers. Powders do not cause such problems, so that the associated disposal costs are eliminated.
Powder coating reduces air pollution
Excess coating powder can be recovered. This saves waste and prevents powder from escaping into the atmosphere.
Powder coatings protect the health of the user
Since powder coatings contain no solvents, they are less likely to cause irritation of the nose, mouth and throat. Any liquid paint that comes into contact with a user's skin must be washed off with solvent and then removed with soap in hot water. Special industrial hand cleaners are often required.
In general, powder coatings do not cause skin irritation, although in rare cases some people may react to certain powder coatings. But the powder can be easily removed from the skin with warm water.
Powder coating reduces the risk of fire
Powder coatings do not contain any solvents and therefore have a low risk of fire. This saves you the costs of legally required safety precautions in your plant and enables you to reduce your insurance premiums. In addition, powder coatings are not subject to the regulations for flammable liquids.
Shorter turnaround times
Powder coatings can generally be processed more quickly than liquid coatings. Since they do not contain any solvent, no flash-off phase is required. Instead, the powder-coated objects can be put straight into the oven. This saves a lot of space and time.
Lower energy consumption than with solvent-based stoving enamels
The air circulation speed in the furnace is significantly lower, as there are no potentially explosive solvents that have to be removed. This means that the air does not have to be heated as much, so that less energy is used and less costs are incurred.
Lower energy consumption than with water-based paints
Aqueous or water-based paints also contain organic solvents. Therefore, the following also applies here: Powder coatings are the more energy-saving alternative because they do not contain any solvents. In addition, with water-based paints, the temperature and humidity of the application area must be precisely regulated, which means additional costs compared to powder paints.
Powder coatings are delivered ready to use
You can use our powder coatings immediately. Mixing with other substances (such as solvents or hardeners) is not necessary.
This is a significant time saver.
Powder coatings offer excellent film properties
For solvent-based systems, the solvent balance must be carefully matched to the type of polymer, application and curing conditions. If this is not done correctly, movie errors are common. This step is not necessary for powder coatings. In general, powder coatings offer better film properties compared to liquid paints (for example in terms of adhesion and corrosion resistance).
Damage to components can be repaired more easily
Damage or coating defects can be remedied simply by blowing out the powder and repeating the coating process before baking.
There are further cost savings due to the reduced importance of air conditioning systems.
Significantly less air has to be extracted in a powder spray booth than with solvent-based paints. This offers further savings potential in the area of ventilation and the subsequent heating of work areas. Since less warm air has to be exchanged in the factory areas, less dust is sucked in. This means that the operating personnel is exposed to a less strong draft.
95% of the powder coating is used
With powder coatings, the material loss is often less than 5%. Any powder paint overspray can be reclaimed and mixed with fresh powder for up to 95% recovery. In this way, almost the entire contents of the powder coating container can be used. Many liquid coatings have a high proportion of volatile ingredients that evaporate during the painting process, so that in many cases only 50% of the material in the can actually ends up on the workpiece.
Powder coatings enable a controllable layer thickness
With powder coatings, you get a controlled, more even and possibly thicker layer thickness than with conventional liquid paint systems. There are also some excellent thin film powders available in the Interpon series.
We offer a huge selection of powder coatings and effects
Whether aesthetics, functionality or both: powder coatings always offer an attractive solution. The choice of colors is enormous: matt, satin, glossy, metallic, textures, soft touch and much more. In addition, powder coatings offer many functional properties on request, from antibacterial properties to corrosion protection and simplified cleaning.
Powder coatings require a minimum of training
The user can learn how to apply a powder coating much faster than how to apply a solvent-based system.
Powder coatings are cleaner to use
The application of powder coatings is a far cleaner affair than the application of liquid coatings. A spray booth can be cleaned quickly and easily. Powder spilled outside the booth can be removed with an industrial vacuum cleaner.
A powder application system saves costs
A powder application system (manual or automatic) is extremely user-friendly and more cost-effective than a multi-layer coating system.
Powder is flexible - non-metallic surfaces can also be coated
Powder coating is not only suitable for metal. Surfaces such as glass and certain thermosetting moldings can be powder coated, provided they can withstand the respective curing temperatures. The number of suitable materials for this is constantly increasing as new advances are made in the lower throughput processes.
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