A lot goes into designing, constructing, and decorating a sporting venue. From the colossal Olympic stadiums to the smallest squash court, they all require tough materials that can handle high levels of traffic and use, the elements, and the odd flyaway ball.
Powder manufacturers tend to have two basic categories for powder coatings: solid colors and special effects. Solid colors are just that, a solid color – think your basic RAL shade. Special effects powder coatings, however, are a whole other world of color and creation. They a way to add some real pizzazz to a coating, some magic. Wrinkles, sparkles, metallic, translucent's, formants, the list of special effects coatings go on, and each of these coatings have their own particular finishes that offer truly unique looks to a final product.
A lot of branding comes down to making your mark, brand, or icon recognizable. No one would mistake golden arches on a red panel for anything other than McDonald's, right? That particular contrast of warm gold on bold red grabs the eye, and those colors have become synonymous with the McDonalds brand throughout the years – decades, really – of successful advertising. With powder coatings, you can do the same.
Powder Coating steel – the do’s and don’ts.
Powder coating aluminum is pretty straightforward. The AAMA coating specifications outline what you can expect from any organic coating applied to architectural aluminum, and warranties up to 20 years are supplied when applied to properly pretreated aluminum by a certified applicator. Easy.
It doesn’t take a genius to work out that powder coatings are an excellent, tough and durable coating option for schools and educational institutions. From the ABCs to PhDs, there are so many applications for high performance powders in inspirational colors; check out just a few of them below.
IFS Coatings today announced the launch of the IFS Advance program, a collection of 5 different advanced IFS products and services designed to advance and improve the powder coating process.
Most of us aspire to own a beautiful home, and even if we’re lucky enough to own one, we still like to admire others. Powder coatings can contribute in a big way to the gorgeous aesthetics of a house, especially in terms of beautifully finished doors and windows It really doesn’t matter what your chosen style is either. From the ultra-modern, with sleek, smooth finishes in flat mattes or anodized effect silvers to the traditionally styled with time honored shades, rustic looking metal effects bronzes and light textures, powder coatings add that extra special something to the final curb appeal.
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...
The Different Types of Pretreatments for Powder Coatings
Understand the various pretreatment options that are available to you, how to apply them and the benefits they bring. No matter the size of your powder process, the substrate you're coating or the end use of what you're coating, good pretreatment is essential. There are many options available to you so check out our blog on the different types of pretreatments for powder coatings! Read more...
Nobody wants their customer to be unhappy. Performing basic quality control tests will not only tell you how you're doing as a coater, but keep your customer happy. They're easy to do and make sure you're confident in the professional finish your offer every time. Read our blog on QC testing for your powder coating line and understand the important QC tests YOU should be performing and why. Read more...