Welcome to IFS Coatings!

You’re in the right place to find high quality powder coatings and unparalleled service.  Check out the great range of products, colors and services that IFS has available, from our world class architectural range to over 55,000 colors in many different chemistries, or order brochures, color cards, sample chips and powder or simply ask us a question!

IFS powder Coatings for

architecture

AAMA compliant, IFS powders for exterior and interior architectural applications. Choose from a vast array of colors and effects and world class protection.

IFS powder coatings for

kitchen appliances

Tough, hardworking, scratch resistant powder coatings that will safe guard and add style to kitchen appliances for domestic and commercial use.

IFS powder coatings for

furniture

Choose from thousands of colors and effects that will also bring durability, scratch resistance and style to any furniture piece.

IFS powder coatings for the

retail environment

Design with confidence using IFS powder coatings for interior and exterior retail environments. Perfect for use on metal substrates, add hard working color, texture, metallics and special effects using IFS powder.

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High quality, competitive powders for refinishing, under-hood, wheels and more. A first class selection of products, colors and clears.

IFS powder coatings for

applicators

Industry leading service, flexibility, a range of chemistries and over 55,000 colors. IFS Coatings is the job shops best friend.

IFS powders for

agricultural, construction and earth moving equipment

Hard working products need hard working coatings. Choose from a wide selection of powders created with strong, durable performance in mind.

IFS powder coatings for

general industrial applications

A great choice of product technologies and colors make IFS powder coatings suitable for all types of industrial application.

IFS powder coatings for

lighting

Modern, contemporary, traditional, antique…choose from quality powders that will protect and decorate all types of domestic and commercial lighting.

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IFS powder coatings for

hardware

First rate powders for hardware such as door handles, faucets and more. Clever powders offering excellent technical prowess with a smooth finish and excellent clarity and color.

IFS powder Coatings for

architecture

Check out our Environmental Product Declarations and make the environmentally responsible coating choice, without compromising on performance. Get LEED points and make sustainable design work for you.

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Sustainability

 

SCS Verified EnvProducDeclarationBasedonOnLCA 1CG 200 x 200IFS powders are the environmentally responsible choice. There are no solvents or VOCs in our powder coatings and no toxic compounds or dangerous substances (e.g. lead). IFS powder coatings can achieve superior chemical, mechanical and weathering performance with a single coat. This means less product used AND less energy.

Any over spray can be reclaimed, and reused or recycled, giving up to a 97% utilization rate. What’s more, there is no toxic sludge, and therefore toxic landfill, created during the application process. IFS powders can be applied over a chrome or non-chrome pre-treatment and DO NOT require a chrome based primer. Check out our Environmental Product Declarations!

Powder coatings are recommended by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

 

Our mission is to deliver unparalleled service and products to the industry while providing the environmentally responsible choice.

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Colors and Effects

Choosing the right color or effect is important. At IFS we have over 55,000 colors and effects, including color standards such as RALs, Federal Standards and ANSI shades. Our color capability ranges from beautiful blacks, a vast array of whites, warm bronzes browns and cool silvers and greys, through every variation of yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, blue and green. We also have a fantastic selection of metallics, and special effects including translucent shades, hammertones, veins and textures.

If you need a color match or have a specific shade in mind let us know. We will work with you, using the latest color matching technology and create YOUR match.

Our mission is to deliver unparalleled service and products to the industry while providing the environmentally responsible choice.

 

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Powder Vs. Liquid

Powder coatings are a competitive alternative to traditional liquid coatings. As well as being far superior in terms of sustainability (think no VOCs, no toxic compounds, no toxic landfill created during application, no chrome based primer required, improved pretreatment options…) in most applications, powders will offer the same or better performance.

Superior performance in terms of scratch resistance, abrasion and film integrity comes as standard and some powder chemistries will also offer improved color and gloss retention. What’s more, many more special effects, such as hammer tones, veins and translucents simply can’t be done in a liquid coating, but are standard powder coatings.

Our mission is to deliver unparalleled service and products to the industry while providing the environmentally responsible choice.

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Service

Your IFS representative is working for you. Whether it’s one of our experienced technical sales reps, your dedicated customer service executive or our technical and application experts, we will do our best for you.

We know you need to manage your powder supply and sometimes you need it quick. Stocked items will be sent out as quickly as possible from receiving the order (subject to availability). IFS also specializes in custom manufacturing. Custom matches are available in 7 – 10 business days. Talk to us about your needs and we will do our utmost to help you keep your business running.

Our mission is to deliver unparalleled service and products to the industry while providing the environmentally responsible choice.

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Flexibility

No business runs the same from day to day. With IFS you will benefit from a choice of chemistries, flexible batch sizes and delivery options, as well as industry leading turn-around times.

You also have flexibility in your color choice. The IFS color creation experts are ready to help you create exactly the right shade or special effect for your project. Whether it’s ensuring your customers brand colors are created in powder, matching a fabric swatch or color ship or mixing colors and effects together to create a powder that is perfect you, we can do it. IFS is the flexible choice.

Our mission is to deliver unparalleled service and products to the industry while providing the environmentally responsible choice.

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Protection

At IFS we have a world class range of chemistries that will offer incredible protection to your product. IFS powders are thermosetting which ensure they benefit from great film integrity, incredible scratch and mar resistance and superior abrasion resistance. Whether it’s corrosion protection, chemical resistance, mechanical performance, or weathering ability we have a powder technology that will help you protect your product.

Talk to us about what YOU need from your coating.

Our mission is to deliver unparalleled service and products to the industry while providing the environmentally responsible choice.

  • Standard Polyester

    There are two types of IFS standard polyester; standard polyester TGIC and standard polyester TGIC-free.

  • Super Durable Polyester

    Commonly known simply as super durables, there are two types of IFS Super Durable Polyesters; super durable polyester TGIC and super durable polyester TGIC-free.

  • Fluoropolymers

    IFS high performance Fluoropolymer powder coatings represent the highest exterior durable systems available today.

  • Epoxy

    IFS epoxy powder coatings are created for applications requiring great chemical and corrosion resistance and a high quality aesthetic, but where exterior durability is not important.

  • Polyurethanes

    IFS polyurethanes exhibit properties similar to epoxies, but also offer exterior durability and are often more ‘overbake stable’ than epoxies (though not as good as Polyester TGIC).

  • Acrylics

    Most acrylic powder coatings used today are referred to as “GMA Acrylics” owing to the incorporation of GMA (glycidyl methacrylate) monomer in the polymer backbone.  GMA Acrylics are almost universally used as clear coats. 

  • Hybrids

    These hybrids represent a compromise between the performance of epoxies and polyesters.  They are formed by blending these two polymer types in different ratios depending on the end-use requirements.  Hybrid performance can be summarized as follows:

  • Primers

    As well as world class top coats, we also offer a range of tough, hard working primers, designed to add another level of protection to your product.

  • Purecoat

    IFS Purecoat is a high quality range of powder clear coats suitable for many different applications.

  • Anti-microbial powders

    IFS coatings can be formulated with anti-microbial capability.

  • Anti-graffiti powders

    Removing unwanted graffiti is challenging, time consuming and expensive.

  • ElectroStatic Dissipative Coatings

    IFS ESD Coatings are high quality powder coatings that are designed to dissipate a static charge that can cause damage to sensitive electrical components.

  • Key to product codes

    Understand the IFS product codes.

Fluidization and Fluidizing Bed Issues - Powder Coatings

Tuesday July 11, 2017

Ensuring that the powder is fluidizing properly is essential to a successful powder coating application. So what is fluidizing? Basically... it is using air to turn powder into a ‘liquid’ state. A good fluidizing hopper will often have the appearance of a simmering pot of stew. But why do we need to fluidize the powder though? Well, by fluidizing powders they become easier to apply – both in the terms of an even application and how smoothly the powder flows through the guns.

Powder Coating Application Issues, Problems & Fixes

Tuesday July 11, 2017

We all know applying powder coatings can sometimes be tricky. Sometimes, jobs go wrong. For every coating that comes out perfect, there will be a reject down the line somewhere. The more experience you gain, the risks of a blundered coating are reduced, and we’re here to nudge a bit more knowledge your way. We talked about appearance issues previously, which you can see here, but today, we are going to dig into application issues. This is when issues arise in the actual process of applying a powder coating to a substrate, the result of which is often a reject.

Special Effect Powder Coatings and How To Apply Them

Tuesday July 11, 2017

Before we get this train moving, we should probably define what exactly a special effect coating is. The list is pretty long, as essentially everything that is not a solid color can fit into this category. The definition of a special effect can also differ between powder manufacturers and job shops. Some of you may consider low glosses and matte finishes as special effects; others may not. Most companies will say that metallics fall under the special effects class – however, we have a whole article dedicated to metallics here and will not be focusing on them today.

Spraying Metallics with Powder Coatings: What you Need to Know

Tuesday July 11, 2017

Metallics are powder coatings which have a metallic or sparkle effect added to them. These metallic pigments are usually aluminum flake or mica and can be different colors and sizes. There are those that will be very obviously sparkly or glittery, others shimmery, and some will have more subtle sparkle effects. So, for this article, we should specify that we aren’t talking about coatings that give the appearance of metal - what we are talking about are metallic coatings that have a sparkling effect.

How To Apply A Two Coat System

Wednesday July 5, 2017

How to Apply a Two Coat System
Whether it's a primer and top coat, color coat and a clear, or one of the many beautiful finishes that require a bright base coat to really make the top coat shine, two coat systems come with their own set of challenges. This blog - how to apply a two coat system - offers tips from the top on applying various two coat systems including primers, topcoats and clear coats. Read more...