Extra life powder coating
This is a programme of coating systems that offers product protection for up to 25 years for wet paint and up to 16 years for powder coatings. These systems have been developed to protect against a wide range of environments, from the interiors of heated buildings to much more aggressive external situations, such as industrial or coastal areas. Extra Life for wet paint encompasses standard air drying or stoving products, to the latest developments in two pack technology. Extra Life for powder coatings incorporates the latest powder primer technologies.
How powder coating is applied
The powder coating is applied to the object through an electrostatic gun. Compressed air runs through the powder coater pushing the powder through the gun where the electrode gives the powder a positive charge. The object being coated is earthed so the positive powder particles are attracted and then baked at high temperatures to allow a chemical change to form a complete coat.
The powder coating then sets to form a hard durable finish. Depending on environment powder coat can leave a life expectancy of up to 12 years decorative appearance and 15 years corrosion protection.
Why extra life powder coating?
- Little or no wastage
- Contains no solvents
- Emit no volatile organic compounds
- Produces less hazardous waste than conventional liquid coatings
Extra life powder coatings can be applied to basically anything that can hold a small electrical charge. It is usually used for coating metals. Inside, powder coatings is applied on items such as lighting domestic appliances, curtain rails and radiators. Externally, it is used on fencing, wheels motor bike/car parts and guttering for instance. Most noteworthy, powders are capable of withstanding extreme environments.
- Standard Colours and colour matching available