Epoxy and Polyester Powder Coating for Indoor and Outdoor Applications

When it comes to epoxy and polyester powder coaters in Northwestern Pennsylvania, no team is more experienced than Advanced Finishing. Not only can Advanced Finishing handle your powder coating needs at our 80,000 square foot facility near Erie, PA, but we can also work with you to strategize and determine the right powder coating solution to use for your specific application. This determination will often be based on the substrate in need of powder coating, and the final use of the product.

One of our popular finishing solutions, epoxy powder coating, is not ideal for outdoor applications, but is well suited for behind-the-scenes applications where equipment requires a thick finish that is durable as well as chemical and corrosion resistant. We are a certified 3M applicator that completes epoxy and polyester powder coating jobs in Erie, Pennsylvania using one of two innovative coating methods: fluid bed dip or electrostatic spray, which we will describe below. We invite you to contact us today for a powder coating quote, and we can help you determine which solution is best for your project.

For outdoor applications in direct sunlight, our polyester powder coating solutions are long-lasting and UV resistant, and they come in an extremely wide range of colors. As evidenced below, the array of uses for polyester powder coating is nearly as vast as the range of colors it can be applied in.

 

Polyester Powder Coating: The Workhorse of the Finishing Industry

When customers choose Advanced Finishing for contract powder coating work that requires a robust finish for outdoor applications where durability, UV resistance, and seamless color matching are crucial, we often recommend polyester powder coating. Our team maintains an enormous array of stock colors in our library and experience wrought from years of offering polyester powder coating for projects as large as stadium seating finishing.

If your job demands a lasting, attractive finish along with competitive lead times for completion, then the Advanced Finishing team is the Northwestern Pennsylvania based powder coater to choose. If you would like to learn more about potential applications for this finishing solution, we have included a brief selection of polyester powder coating jobs completed in recent years below.

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A Top Northwestern Pennsylvania Based NSF Approved Epoxy Powder Coater

Advanced Finishing has years of experience as an epoxy powder coater servicing the complex needs of customers in industries including electrical and water and beyond. Our team has earned a reputation for providing exceptional service while also offering prompt lead times for even the most technically challenging epoxy finishing jobs. We understand that epoxy powder coating must be applied correctly to keep internal components in working order so they can power and support applications like electrical controls and switch gear, electrical bus bars, pump housings, drinking and wastewater treatment systems and more. Operating with a deep knowledge of our customers’ industries, we offer solutions that include utilizing functional NSF approved epoxy powder coatings, including NSF 61 approved epoxies for potable water applications, for example.

Teflon and Kynar Solutions Meeting AAMA Specifications

While less common than our epoxy and polyester powder coating solutions, we maintain the ability to finish metals with chemical and UV resistant Teflon and durable Kynar. Though less frequently used, Kynar can be an extremely durable paint for element exposed architectural applications, such as high-rise windows. This effective solution can even include a 10-20-year warranty and our work can be completed to meet AAMA 2603, 2604, 2605 standards. Examples where Teflon can serve as an effective solution include pharmaceutical pill chutes, mixing impellers, and cutting blades that require a lasting, non-stick finish.

Examples of Applications Where Advanced Finishing Utilized Polyester or Epoxy Powder Coating Include:

football stadiums

Football Stadium Seating

playgrounds

Playgrounds

fountain pumps

Fountain Pump Housing

medical waste

Medical Waste Receptacles

electrical

Electrical Components

Fluid Bed Dip and Electrostatic Spray Powder Coating Methods

Determining whether epoxy or polyester powder coating is best suited for your project is the first step in the process of completing your work. After the right coating option is selected, the type of items to be coated will determine which application method will be utilized. Thankfully, we have two efficient methods to choose from, which are known as fluid bed dip and electrostatic spray powder coating.

Fluid bed dip is an excellent option for high film build applications such as electrical component finishing. This method uses clean, dry compressed air, or high-speed vibrations to fluidize epoxy powder, which melts and sticks to heated objects that are placed into the fluid bed. Once dipped the pre-heated object allows the powder to melt or flow onto the part then it is heated to allow the flowed powder to cure and leave the dipped item with a smooth continuous finish. This process is often repeated multiple times to ensure that the coating is applied to your desired thickness. Common thickness of our epoxy powder coatings falls within the range of 5-25mils but can be applied as thick as 150mils when necessary.

In addition to fluid bed dip, we utilize electrostatic spray powder coating. Electrostatic spray powder coating has been an established process since the 1960s, and it is an extremely cost effective and efficient method of applying a uniform 2-4mil powder finish to metal parts. While the process appears similar to spraying wet paint onto a product, this method is more efficient due to the electrostatic process.

The spray gun creates a corona field, which electrostatically charges the powder it sprays out and makes it attracted to the grounded substrate it is being applied to. Due to this electrostatic attraction process, it is more efficient and cost effective than using spray paint. The coated object is then heated to cause the powder to flow and cure, forming a clean, attractive, and uniform coating that will be exceptionally durable.

Hybrid Powder Coating Solutions and More

In addition to more commonly used polyester and epoxy powder coatings, Advanced Finishing offers a hybrid powder coating solution. This hybrid coating is not pure polyester with full UV resistance or standard epoxy with full corrosion resistance but can be perfect for certain solutions. Some of the applications we finish with a hybrid powder coat include indoor furniture such as file cabinets and other office equipment. The potential uses of this hybrid powder coating solution are numerous, and you can contact our team directly to discuss your needs and obtain a quote.

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