Epoxy Powder Coating Services
Epoxy Powder Coating Services
When it comes to epoxy powder coating services in Northeastern USA, no team is more experienced than Advanced Finishing. Not only can Advanced Finishing handle your epoxy 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 powder coating jobs 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 an epoxy powder coating quote. When you reach out, we will gladly discuss our epoxy-based coating options with you and determine which method of application will suit your equipment best.
The Top Northeastern USA 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 switchgear, 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.
Fluid Bed Dip Powder Coating
Once we have determined that epoxy powder coating will be best for your equipment, we will need to decide which application method will be ideal. This decision will be made based on the type of items you need coated. 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, which is a common use-case for epoxy powder coating. 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 5-25mm but can be applied as thick as 150mm when necessary.
Electrostatic Spray Epoxy Power Coating
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 our epoxy powder. It then sprays out the powder and the electric charge causes it to be 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-based epoxy paint. Once the epoxy powder is applied, the coated object is heated to cause the powder to flow and cure, forming a clean, attractive, and uniform coating that will be exceptionally durable.
Examples of Applications Where Advanced Finishing Utilized Epoxy Powder Coating Include:
Fountain Pump Housing
Teflon and Kynar Coating Solutions Meeting AAMA Specifications
While less common than our epoxy 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. Contact us to discuss whether a Teflon or Kynar finishing solution will be right for your job.
Hybrid Powder Coating Solutions and More
In addition to more commonly used epoxy powder coatings, Advanced Finishing offers a hybrid powder coating solution. This hybrid coating is not standard epoxy with full corrosion resistance, instead it combines epoxy with polyester powder. While the polyester powder used in this hybrid mix is not pure polyester with full UV resistance, it can be ideal for indoor office furniture such as file cabinets and more. 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. As we are experts at applying both polyester and epoxy powder coating services, this hybrid solution is a natural fit in the extensive list of solutions we provide.
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