Powder coating is a form of spraying that uses a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is applied electrostatically and creates a hard finish that is typically stronger than conventional paint. Powder coating is mainly used for coating metals, such as car and bicycle parts and household appliances like microwaves, ovens and refrigerators, as it can handle extreme heat and cold without wearing off or flaking like more conventional paints.
At Spray Direct, we offer powder coating options from the Swiss company Gema, a leading supplier in the area of electrostatic powder coating. The Gema OptiFlex 2 B Vibratory Box Feed Powder Coating Unit and Gema OptiFlex 2 F Fluidizing Hopper Powder Coating Unit. The first has an inclined vibration table that allows complete emptying of the powder box, which allows for quick and easy colour changes. While the latter has a hopper to hold large quantities of powder for continuous use, making it ideal for medium to large production runs and gently fluidizing the powder, right in the hopper.
If you are unsure as to whether powder coating is suitable for your project, then contact our experienced team who can help you with any enquiries you may have.