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Common Powder Coating Terms

Powder coating metals can make them more resistant to wear and tear and corrosion. If you want to protect car or motorcycle parts, having a powder coating applied can be a great option. The following are a few terms commonly used in relation to powder coating processes that you may want to be familiar with.

  • Thermosets – Thermosetting powder coatings react chemically when heated in an oven to form polymers. The powder transforms into a strong coating, for instance a plastic or rubber, during the heating process, which cannot be simply reversed.
  • Thermoplastic – Thermoplastic powders become liquids when heated. They are then cooled to form solid coatings. Unlike thermosetting powders, thermoplastics can be melted again and reshaped.
  • Anodizing – Anodizing is a process that protects metals from corrosion and wear. Anodizing can also prepare parts for painting and gluing. Anodizing is most commonly used on objects made from aluminum, for instance, bicycle parts. However, it can also be completed on other metals like titanium or zinc.
  • Sandblasting – Sandblasting is a process that uses a machine to direct a high powered flow of an abrasive material, like sand, at an object. Sandblasting can be used to smooth surfaces, create texture, shape surfaces, or remove coatings and paint.
  • Chrome Plating – Chrome plated metals have been covered in a thin layer of chromium to protect against corrosion, harden their surface, or to improve their appearance. Chrome plating is common on motorcycles, car rims, and vehicle parts. Chrome plated parts can be powder coated for additional protection.
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    460 Caredean Drive, Horsham, PA 19044
    Schweitzer & Crosson can recommend the proper equipment to improve your painting process. We represent the leading manufacturers in this industry.
    (800) 675-2695
    Keystone Koating
    295 Wood Corner Rd, Lititz, PA 17543
    Keystone Koating has advanced experience with powder coating since 1986. We are one of the few Powder Coaters to achieve PCI Certification.
    (717) 738-7365
    Protec Industries
    538 Canaan Rd., Waymart, PA 18472
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    (570) 780-0759
    User Review: "Great powder coating at a reasonable price I deffiantly recommend!"
    Powder Masters Inc
    411 Sinclair Rd, Bristol, PA 19007
    (215) 781-1784
    Hoffman Powder Coating
    221 Benfield Rd, Macungie, PA 18062
    (610) 845-1422
    Powder Craft Inc
    4 Tabas Ln, Exton, PA 19341
    (610) 280-3770
    200 N Furnace St, Birdsboro, PA 19508
    (610) 575-0420
    Advanced Products & Services
    316 N Broadway Unit B, Wind Gap, PA 18091
    (610) 863-0570
    J & M Custom Powder Coating LLC
    625 Todd Rd, Honey Brook, PA 19344
    (610) 273-1340
    Fisher's Metal Finishing
    935 Rose St, Reading, PA 19601
    (610) 372-4950
    Rohm and Haas Company
    150 Columbia Ave, Reading, PA 19601
    (610) 372-3600
    Reading Powder Coatings Inc
    1100 Commons Blvd, Reading, PA 19605
    (610) 926-0655
    Top Quality Industrial Finishers Inc
    1204 E 12th St Ste 1, Wilmington, DE 19802
    (302) 778-5005
    Vic's Time
    450 Delaware Ave, Palmerton, PA 18071
    (610) 826-7475
    Powder Mill Plaza Management
    101 Gibraltar Dr, Morris Plains, NJ 07950
    (973) 540-0656

    Powder coatings are substances that are commonly applied to metals and other materials as free-flowing, dry powders. The purpose of these powder coatings is to provide protection. This type of coating is typically applied to surfaces electrostatically, and then heated. Hard coats like this are often made from materials like epoxy, ceramic substances or polyurethane. The can be used on anything from guns, to ovens, to bicycles, to tools, to machinery. There are specific systems and processes required for applying powder coatings. For example, chrome aluminum is one type of powder coating that is often used on bicycles and other metals. The application process takes time, but the end result is a protective coat to help the bicycle deal with weather and wear. As you may know, many items you utilize in the home have powder coatings. While some are colored coatings, others are black. For a reasonable price, powder coatings can even be incorporated into DIY projects. However, it is important to learn plenty about this process and the materials involved before getting started with anything on your own. This way you will have a good idea of what you are getting into. You can learn more about custom powder coatings and the manufacturers or company locations that deal with this process by surfing the web. This is also a good way to get more specifics and details regarding materials like epoxy, polyester, ceramics, and polyurethane. Especially if you are interested in doing DIY projects on your own with items like guns, ovens, or other hard surfaces.
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