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Why Powder Coating is a Great Option for Your Next Part

Updated: Nov 15



What is Powder Coating?


Powder Coating was first introduced to North America in the early 1960’s. It is a dry finish process, using a paint Spray gun to apply dry powder directly on the custom metal components through an electrostatic process.

7 Benefits of Powder Coating



Longevity: When applied correctly and used in the correct environment, the Powder Coating finish could last up to 20 years. UV Light and other outdoor elements could cause the finish to break down sooner.

Cost Effective: Compared to other finishing operations this is a very cost-effective option.

Durability: Once the powder is cured a chemical bond is created making it durable with a flexible surface. The parts are highly resistant to flaking, scratching, and corrosion resistant.

Cosmetic Appealing Finish: Powder Coating is often used when the end customer is looking for a desired look. The term “Customer Facing” is used when an end consumer will see the component.





Infinite Color Options: When it comes to powder, you can almost get any color that you desire. The most cost-effective option is to find a color that is already being produced (off the shelf); you can easily have a custom color made to match your application or company logo as well. (Note: Sometimes you could have a minimum purchase requirement when choosing to go with a custom color.)

Easy to Clean: Powder Coating repels moisture, chemicals, and other elements making it easy to clean.

Environmentally Friendly: The Powder is free of toxic chemicals and solvents so parts can be deposited safely and easily. The application process is also safe because no harmful chemicals are released into the air.

Common Powder Coating Part Examples

  • Automotive Components

  • Motorcycle Components

  • Office Furniture

  • Lawn and Garden Equipment

  • Appliances

  • Door Hardware

  • Power Tools

  • Electric Motor Housings

  • Medical Devices


Manufacturing Processes that can be Powder Coated