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About Star Powder Coating

Star Powder Coating is a local company that is been in business for over two decades providing high quality powder coating services to small and large commercial customers. We provide a high quality professional finish to metal that is affordable. Our goal is to provide professional quality and efficient powder coating services, for projects of all sizes, to industry and the public with friendly, competent and reliable service.

What is Powder Coating?

Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. The main difference between a conventional liquid paint and a powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. The coating is typically applied electrostatically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow and form a "skin". The powder may be a thermoplastic or a thermoset polymer. It is usually used to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Powder coating is mainly used for coating of metals, aluminum extrusions, and automobile and bicycle parts.

Powder Coating Process involves three basic steps:

1. Part preparation or the pre-treatment = Removal of oil, soil, lubrication greases, metal oxides, welding scales etc. is essential prior to the powder coating process. It can be done by a variety of chemical and mechanical methods. The selection of the method depends on the size and the material of the part to be powder coated, the type of soil to be removed and the performance requirement of the finished product.

2. The powder application - The most common way of applying the powder coating to metal objects is to spray the powder using an electrostatic gun, or corona gun. The gun imparts a positive electric charge on the powder, which is then sprayed towards the grounded object by mechanical or compressed air spraying and then accelerated toward the workpiece by the powerful electrostatic charge.

3. Curing - When a thermoset powder is exposed to elevated temperature, it begins to melt, flows out, and then chemically reacts to form a higher molecular weight polymer in a network-like structure. This cure process, called crosslinking, requires a certain temperature for a certain length of time in order to reach full cure and establish the full film properties for which the material was designed. Normally the powders cure at 200C (390F) for 10 minutes. The curing schedule could vary according to the manufacturer's specifications. The application of energy to the product to be cured can be accomplished by convection cure ovens or infrared cure ovens.




 


Hamilton's Star Powder Coating is your best choice for Powder Coating in Hamilton.
43 Dunbar Avenue, Hamilton, ON
www.hamiltonpowdercoating.com