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Powder Coating

This dry finishing process is used to coat a range of metalwork by either spray or fluidised bed. The powder adheres to the workpiece electrostatically and is cured in an oven to produce a glossy protective finish.

Powder coating is primarily used to protect metalwork from corrosion and damage: the polymer forms a durable skin on the surface of the metal. Because it is a polymer there are many associated benefits such as a range of vivid colours and protective qualities that are engineered to suit the application. Furthermore, it is a dry process that has low environmental impacts.

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