The many benefits and overall cost-effectiveness of powder coating have made it a standard method of finishing for applications in various industries.
What Types of Items Are Powder Coated?
The automotive industry uses powder coating both as a basecoat and a finish for a myriad of automotive components. This includes:
- Surface primer: Many sports and luxury car manufacturers use powder coating for intermediate coating on specific models. Additionally, trims, door handles, and bumpers also get the powder coating treatment.
- Under-hood parts: This includes shock absorbers, oil filters, radiators, break components, battery trays, and coil springs.
- Motorbike frames
- Public Transportation
Appliances make up for about a third of all industrial powder coating applications. Some of the most common appliances that undergo the powder coating process include:
- Ranges, microwaves, and refrigerators: Powder coatings do well with temperature cycling without flaking or wearing off.
- Washers and dryers: Porcelain enamel used to be the choice product for finishing these appliances, but powder coating has taken the place of this old-fashioned finish.
- Vending machines: Vending machines deal with a lot of environmental stress, and so it’s important that they are finished with something durable and long-lasting, like powder coating.
Powder coating is definitely used for products that need to be able to withstand nature’s elements. This includes:
- Farm equipment
- Sports equipment
- Outdoor furniture
- Traffic and general signs