Paint has been the conventional approach to metal finishing
, with only some exceptions until the 1960s. That's when powder coating was introduced in North America and became a more advanced method of achieving a durable finish on various surfaces. Today, metal powder coaters represent over 15% of the total industrial finishing market, according to the Powder Coating Institute
As a result, more companies specify the powder coating process for their parts and products since protective and decorative finishes are available in numerous textures and colors.
So, what is powder coating, and how does it maximize production, improve efficiencies, and simplify environmental compliance? Here's what manufacturers should know: