Fusion bonded epoxy is a thermosetting powder coating that is commonly used as a protective coating for steel and other metal objects. It is applied to the surface of the material in a powder form and then heated, causing the powder to melt and fuse with the metal substrate, creating a strong and corrosion-resistant barrier.
Houston, Texas is known for its hot and humid summers. With temperatures regularly reaching over 90°F and heat indexes regularly reaching 100 degrees some days, it can be challenging to stay cool and comfortable. However, there is a solution that can help beat the heat – powder coating.
Non-slip powder coating is a type of industrial powder coating that can be applied to virtually any surface to provide a textured grip. It's commonly used in industrial settings, but it also has many other applications.
Along with the venture into plant-based (also known as bio-based) and low temperature curable powders, the powder coating industry in Houston is taking other strides into the sustainability and economic impact of their industry.
In 2022, the powder coating industry is expected to have generated a total of 14.7 billion in revenue. Learn more about the latest trends in powder coating technology and how businesses can take advantage of this growing market.
Powder coating is well known for its durability, attractiveness, and unmatched corrosion and environmental protection. What it is less known for, but perhaps its greatest asset, is its eco-friendliness. Powder coating in Houston boasts many environmental impact advantages when compared with other types of coating processes.
High-rises are relatively new to powder coating, with one of the first high rises to use powder coating being built in New York City in 2020. The 51-story Hudson Yards structure took over twenty thousand pounds of PPG’s Coraflon powder coating to the metal elements for the exterior of the building. The company responsible for the massive undertaking used FEVE, or fluoroethylene vinyl ether, which unlike other architectural powder coatings can be applied at ambient temperature rather than requiring high temperatures to cure.
When it comes to corrosion resistance, industrial powder coatings in Houston are known for their high level of durability. Corrosive environments are more than industrial zones that handle chemicals both liquid and airborne, with the outdoors being the main corrosive environment powder coated machinery and products are exposed to.
The science behind thermoset powder coatings in Houston is a chemical process called cross-linking during the heat curing process. After it has cooled and set, the thermoset powder maintains its hardness when heat is reintroduced.
Powder coating is a great option to coat metals like aluminum and protect them from a harsh environment. The powder coating method ensures a durable, long-lasting finish that is environmentally friendly and cost-effective. However, to get the durability you expect out of powder coated aluminum, pre-treatments are necessary to make an optimum surface for the powder coating to stick to.
Professional painters and industrial powder coaters in Houston will tell you that a job is only as good as the prep work. Poor prep work? Poor job. While often referred to as sandblasting, that is a misnomer as many types of media are available to be used and sand is not typically one of them.
Powder coating in Houston is a vast industry with a plethora of uses. Outdoor furniture, architectural use, industrial use, municipal and infrastructure possibilities, etc. all benefit from powder coating in one way or another.
Fusion bonded epoxy in Houston is a type of powder coating that is classified as a protective coating. It is applied by applying the coating to an already cleaned and preheated to over 400 degrees Fahrenheit surface. As the epoxy powder is applied, it melts and fuses to the surface, creating a protective barrier.
Powder coating has taken over global industries because of its versatility, environmental friendliness, durability, and more. Not a day goes by where you do not see at least one item that has a powder-coated element.
There are many industries across the world that benefit from powder coating. The architecture/building industry, oil and gas industry, appliance and automotive industries, etc., all make use of powder coating for their products and services in one way or another.
Thermoplastic powder coating is physically bonded to the surface with the introduction of heat. This requires batch baking that sets the powder coating by turning into liquid form. Thermoplastic coatings are thicker and tend to be more durable than thermoset powders. Thermoplastic powders are used in a variety of industries, from the automotive industry to the appliance industry and more