All kinds of consumer goods, from garden furniture to kitchen appliances to automobiles need a final professional finish which becomes a protective coating. The finish has a decorative function as well. This makes the choice of finish an important decision for buyers, designers and manufacturers, since it influences consumer decisions. For a number of reasons, powder coatings have become a popular finishing process.
What are powder coatings?
Powder coatings are a popular choice for finishing a range of consumer products. They are durable and provide a uniform and attractive finish that protects products from corrosion, abrasion, chemicals, and even ultraviolet rays. Unlike liquid coatings, powder coatings don’t require a solvent, which makes them more environmentally friendly and also better for human health since they don’t give off toxic VOC emissions.
At present, powder coatings make up more than 15% of the industrial finishing market. Their value is projected to increase to $12.48 billion in 2020. The largest segment of the powder coating industry by market share is the appliance industry, which accounts for about one-third of the total. General industrial coating, automotive and furniture are other major segments of the powder coating market.
Advantages of powder coating
New technology makes a professional powder coating durable, attractive and highly protective. These finishes have come to stand for both quality and value. There are a number of features that make powder coating a popular choice for finishing consumer goods:
Powder coating finishes come in a range of colors and textures, giving manufacturers and consumers many different choices.
- Smooth consistency
Powder coatings are applied in a smooth professional finish without any bubbles, drips or sags. This makes them better able to withstand the pressures of daily use.
The best powder coatings give products a professional finish that protects them from corrosion, cracking and peeling, and even sun damage due to ultraviolet rays. They also give products impact resistance in ordinary handling and wear and tear.
- Environmentally friendly
Powder coatings are becoming a popular consumer choice because they are free of toxic chemicals like solvents. Their volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions are negligible, which better for the environment and for human health.
Powder coatings are an environmentally friendly finishing process that protect consumer goods such as appliances, furniture and more. A
professional finish adds an attractive and protective layer, which can withstand all kinds of handling and pressures in daily usage.