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Powder Coating

Metal Finish Masters have been powder coating for over 50 years! Probably making them the longest established powder coating company in the UK. This much experience means whatever the job a great result is guaranteed.

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What is powder coating?

In the modern era, powder coating is used all over the world. It was invented in America around 1945, however there are reports of its use in Germany before the 1940s using a different application technique. It was developed in the UK in the early 50's and has grown into a massive industry worldwide.

Powder coating is a type of coating that is typically applied with an electrostatic charge as a free-flowing, dry powder. Unlike conventional liquid paint which is delivered via an evaporating solvent. After application it is then cured with heat, usually in an oven. The powder can 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 gates & railings, alloy wheels, bike frames, fabricated parts, car parts and more.

 

Most powder coatings have a melting temperature around 150 °C, and are cured at 180°C - 200°C for a minimum of 10 - 15 minutes.

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