Technical Information and Services
With Qualicoat certified, can customise bespoke surface finishing effect based on Ral & Pantone color system. Three of our engineers worked for Tiger and PPG powder for years, so we can offer the advanced R&D technology. We specialized in metallic powder, which is well received by our customers in and abroad owing to stable quality for all batches production.
01. What is powder coating?
Powder is basically paint in a powder form. It is a dry, powder substance that is manufactured in a unique way. It has to be applied on a coating line – it cannot be applied on site, because it has to cure in an oven. It also has to be made in a powder factory. It cannot be mixed on site.
02. Can powder be applied on site?
No powder needs to be applied to the part on a coating line. It cannot be applied on site because it needs to be cured in an oven.
03. Can I make powder on site?
No, powder needs to be made in a factory. This is because we have to use specialist equipment such as an extruder and micronizer to make the powder and then grind it down to powder form. This means we have excellent quality control!
04. What substrates is powder best suited to?
Generally, powder is best suited to metal substrates such as aluminum, steel or brass. It is possible to powder coat other substrates such as MDF, ceramic and glass, but metal substrates are most common. Applying powder to different substrates depends on the applicator!
05. How are powders different to liquid paints?
Our thermosetting powders cure (or, alternatively, crosslink) upon the application of heat to chemically change to form a three-dimensional structure that will not re-melt. They are different from thermoplastics (liquid paints are thermoplastic) as thermoplastics do not have a cure reaction and will re-melt if reheated.
06. How do I know how long to cure the powder for?
Every one of our powders comes with a Technical Data Sheet. The TDS will explain the application parameters, including the oven temperature and how long the parts should spend in the oven.
07. How can I get a technical data sheet?
Check to see if the technical data sheet you need is on line in our product selector. If not, simply send us an email and we will send you what you need..
08. Can you help me find a powder applicator?
Yes We do
09. Where can I see IFS colors?
Check out our color selector, or contact us to order color cards. We currently have RAL card
10. Are all your colors and effects available in every chemistry?
We have thousands of colors and effects, but not all of them can be made in every chemistry. For example, our range of high glossy white 9016 has to pass strict exterior weathering tests including color and gloss fade and salt spray testing. If those products are applied to aluminum by a certified applicator then a 10 year warranty is also available. Not all of the pigments we use can hold their color within the required parameters for a full 10 years. Similarly some special effects look fantastic, but aspects of how they look, such as veins or hammer effects, also affect how the powder performs under certain tests. our representative will be happy to advise you if the color or effect you want is available in your required chemistry.
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