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Powder Coated Steel vs. Aluminium

Posted on: Apr 06, 2022

Powder coating is a great way to protect your products while maintaining their design. When considering powder coated steel versus aluminum, learn the benefits powder coating can provide, from better protection to more environmentally friendly practices. The Durability of Powder Coated Steel vs. Aluminum Manufacturers often choose steel because of its strength. When you develop […]

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Powder Coating vs. E-Coating

Posted on: Dec 14, 2021

Powder coating and e-coating are finishing processes that use electrical currents to apply a protective layer to the outside of a material. Both approaches result in a uniform, cured finish, but that final result is where their similarities end.  Understanding the differences between these processes and the benefits of each coating is an essential part […]

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What Is Clear Powder Coating?

Posted on: Nov 16, 2021

A clear powder coat is exactly what it sounds like — a powder coat that produces a clear finish, allowing the material’s colors to show through. This powder coat is only in thermosetting powder for strong clarity and chip resistance, resulting in extended durability.  We can apply clear powder coats over another powder coat or […]

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Powder Coating Different Types of Materials

Posted on: Oct 12, 2021

What Materials Can Be Powder Coated? Powder coating different types of materials can be a great way to apply a protective finish to your product. Still, some items are less compatible with this process. Plus, many products receive more benefits from alternative or no coatings. As a general rule, anything that can hold an electrostatic […]

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Complete Guide to Powder Coating: What Is It and Why Does It Work?

Posted on: Sep 21, 2021

Powder coating provides a durable, lasting alternative to liquid paint. Its application process requires careful pretreatment and an electrostatic charge to adhere the pigmented coating onto the surface. With powder coating, surfaces have protection and visual enhancement, making this finish an ideal option for many industries. Powder Coating Definition Powder coating is a dry powder applied to […]

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The History of Powder Coating

Posted on: Aug 31, 2021

In today’s industrial landscape, powder coating is one of the most popular methods for finishing and protecting a wide range of products across dozens of industries. Still, the process itself is relatively new. How long has powder coating been around, and when was powder coating invented? Check out this brief powder coating historical timeline to […]

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Powder Coating vs. Anodizing

Posted on: Jul 15, 2021

When you finish manufacturing an aluminum product, the final step is applying a protective coating for durability and appeal after repeated wear. Several coating options are available, but the most popular choices are powder coating and anodizing. Understanding the difference between powder coating and anodizing is essential for selecting the best option for your product. […]

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Does Aluminum Rust?

Posted on: Jun 15, 2021

Aluminum is often incorporated into consumer products, architectural projects and aircraft parts. Manufacturers and assemblers rely on this lightweight material due to its malleability, as aluminum can take on virtually any shape. But does aluminum rust? The short answer is no, but aluminum will corrode over time. Companies planning to use aluminum for original products can protect […]

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How Laser Scale Impacts Powder Coating

Posted on: May 18, 2021

Laser cutting has been a go-to fabrication method for metalworkers since the early 1960s. This thermal technique enables automakers, aerospace professionals and more to make precise cuts along metals to produce exterior attachments. Laser cutting technology makes it possible to create components in specific shapes and sizes by melting surfaces in a similar manner as […]

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Different Types of Powder Coating Textures

Posted on: Apr 15, 2021

Industrial manufacturers, automakers, and more rely on powder coating to improve the durability and appearance of metal products. No two powder coating jobs are alike, and there are a number of customization options to choose from. One option is to make adjustments to the texture of the metal surfaces via powder coating. Choosing the Right Powder Coating […]

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