How is Powder Coating Done?…

Powder coating is a type of dry coating, which is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that, the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a “skin.”

The powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint.

Powder coating is mainly used for coating of metals, such as “white goods”, aluminium extrusions, and automobile and motorcycle parts.

Newer technologies allow other materials, such as MDF (medium-density fibreboard), to be powder coated using different methods


Powder Coating Cleaning and Rinsing…

Steel parts are cleaned in a hot alkaline cleaner.
Paint stripper may be used in some cases to remove heavy oil, grease and old paint.


To Powder Coat or not Powder Coat

Almost any metal part that can be painted, can be powder coated, with a few caveats. In order to use powder, parts must be able to withstand the curing temperatures of powder.

This usually means 350°-450°F for 15-30 minutes. Parts must also be able to withstand the additional coating thickness of powder.
Powder does go on heavier than typical paint.
For further advice or any questions you may have about powder coating your particular project.

We hold a range of standard colours in stock and we are happy to produce custom colours to order.
Samples and prototypes can also be produced at cost…

Please feel free to discuss with us any specific requirements you may have.


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Shotblasting and Powder Coating are an ideal way to bring back that ‘New Look’ factory finish

 



Our Opening Times:
Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.30am – 12.00pm
Closed Bank Holiday weekends

Tel:01621 841100
Fax: 01621 842233

Unit 2a
Benbridge Industrial Estate,
Heybridge, Maldon, Essex CM9 4ER


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This product is really taken off. The silver items have had our two coat system internal heat barrier applied that keeps a lot of heat radiation through the system, improves performance according to the manufactures of this product. Long lasting will not discolour or flake off or crack even with rapid cooling. We are so confident that we will guarantee against fading & cracking. However at very high temperatures running red hot it may lose some luster. Applied by our team who have gone through extensive training so to offer you the best finished product possible.
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Hardwood blasting service, Bring back all the fine features. Not ideal for softwoods. It's not expensive and will save time and effort. Items are charged at an hourly rate plus blast media materials consumed. ... See MoreSee Less

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We don't set out to make problems for anyone. We comply with health & safety rules and have always carried out improvements when requested by H&S in fact the last visit cost my business getting on for 20K to fit new spray booths and this is fine as it has made improvements to the environmental impact and improved productivity. We have a full insurance inspection twice a year on the plant & machinery, have our staff monitored for related medical issues, breathing hearing etc, three of them have full fork lift training, all this costs a small fortune but we play the game and do what needs to be done. Ok if your company is out of line and causing problems then you can and should expect some sort of comeback, but all it takes is for someone to make the problems and inconvenience known to the owner that it may cause other people, not hide behind the authorities.

Anyway who ever it was thought our gas calor gas tanks were wrongly sited, the fact they have been there for 12 years and sited by Calor gas who know the law and regs inside out how to site them. They are checked every year for safety including the feed out gas pipes, they are protection by safety barriers and are in line with the regs at the time of placement. It seems some twat thinks they know better. I guess they don't like to see businesses who are doing well play the game or they just don't like them where they are. It makes me think is it all worth the grief and frustration and great expence running a business these days.

Some idiots think you have a wallet full of money, guess again we don't. It's a very costly running a company large or small. so many rules regs, miles of red tape, dealing with employment rules, tax & vat, Health & safety, taking on increasing overheads without passing them on trying to be fair and just.

The cherry on top of the lot is the twats that have nothing better to do but stir up further unfounded complaints. Makes me extremely angry..

Thats my anger vented and as far as I am concerned that hopefully is the end of it.
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