Powder coating involves the application of a dry powder to a substrate. An alternative for normal painting and electroplating, powder coating provides a decorative yet tough and abrasion-resistant coating that eliminates the need for polishing and deburring after application.
Mascoat is the global leader in thermal insulating coatings and has revolutionized how coatings can protect and insulate industrial, commercial, marine, automotive, rail and residential substrates worldwide. Our coatings are uniquely engineered and manufactured in-house to fulfill market-specific needs, enhance energy retention, eliminate CUI and protect personnel. Contact a Mascoat specialist today to see how our patented products can work for you!
U.S. Plastic Coatings Corporation
U.S. Plastic Coatings Corporation provides the expert solution for the application of baked-on plastic coatings to metal via precision dip molding equipment and fluidized bed for powder as well as powder coatings. We offer Plastisol, vinyl and nylon applications all of which turn out wonderfully every time. Let us manufacture flexible plastic parts via dip molding and slush molding for you!
Cat-i Glass Manufacturing
South Elgin, IL
With roots back to 1965, Cat-i Glass is a custom glass fabricator. Our company is ISO 9001:2000 certified, which means we are dedicated to providing the highest quality powder coating to our customers. We will use our knowledge and initiative thinking to provide quality products that meet your requirements. Let us be the source for all of your glass fabrication needs! Call us today!
Imagineering Finishing Technologies™ Worldwide
South Bend, IN
Founded in 1959, Imagineering`s primary mission is to provide our customers a competitive advantage and to be recognized as the metal finishing expert of choice. We develop a synergistic and symbiotic relationship with each and every customer and employee through Total Quality Management. This ensures our customers receive the best powder coating possible. Call us today to learn more!
MDS Coating Technologies Corporation
Slemon Park, PE
At MDS Coating Technologies we use physical vapor deposition that provides protection for particle erosion, fluid erosion and corrosion. Our dedicated work for is experienced providing quality powder coating and affordable prices and have gained an industry reputation for delivering quality products. We have been awarded the merit status for superior performance in Nadcap™ audits.
Decc Company, Inc.
Grand Rapids, MI
The Decc Company serves a large variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, medical and more. Our large variety of coating equipment and experienced technicians means that you are receiving the highest quality powder coating and the best service. If you have a coating problem with demanding quality standards, the Decc Company has the solution! Call us today to find out more!
Powder coating is a type of coating service that is applied to a substrate as a free-flowing, dry powder. Thermoplastic powders and thermosetting powders are the two main types of powder found in powder coatings. Thermoplastic powders will re-melt when heated while thermosetting powders will not. Powder coatings can be made of many different materials including acrylic, fluorocarbon and polymers including polyester, polyethylene and epoxy. Acrylic powder coatings provide excellent chemical, corrosion and scratch resistance and have superior hardness and overall durability. In a fully cured state, fluorocarbon is very hard and resistant to chemicals, solvents and sunlight. Powder polyester coatings are highly flexible, durable and resistant to UV radiation and have good weatherability. Polyethylene powder coatings are easily-cleaned thermoplastic powder coatings that are used for thicker coatings and to provide resistance to acids, alkalies, salts, alcohols and solvents. Each material is available in a number of different colors and finishes. Powder coatings are mainly used for coating metals like aluminum extrusions, automobile parts and bicycle parts.
Advantages to powder coatings over other coatings include: zero or near zero emissions of volatile organic compounds, it produces less hazardous waste, thicker coatings without running or sagging, its overspray can be 100% recycled, lower cost of production for big jobs and offers a wide range of specialty effects that are impossible with other processes. Its disadvantages include its inability to apply smooth, thin layers, five to ten years after exposure to ultraviolet rays the powder coating can start to break down and it has a higher production cost for smaller jobs. The powder coating uses three main actions: part preparation or pre-treatment, the powder coating application and curing. Industries that utilize powder coatings include automotive, furniture, appliance, information technology, telecommunications and other industrial uses. Powder coating is just one type of several coating services that are available. Coatings can be made of liquids, solids or gases. Their main function is normally to provide corrosion and water resistance to many different objects to improve their durability and lifespan.