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QC Testing For Your Powder Coating Line

Wednesday May 17, 2017

What is QC testing

No matter what you’re powder coating, no matter the size of the line and no matter the type of powder or color you’re shooting, everyone wants to do a great coating job. We all work hard to make sure our customers are satisfied and their powder coated product looks great and performs well. Quality Control Testing, or QC testing as its better known, is a simple way to ensure you’re powder coated film is going to do just that – perform well. And the good news? It’s simple, cheap and easy to do.

The Different Types of Powder Coatings

Tuesday May 16, 2017

Whether you’re new to powder coatings or an experienced pro, you’re probably well aware that powder coating is a fantastic painting method that creates a tough, durable and beautiful finish. No matter whether you’re using a single gun and small oven or a large fully automated line, the process is basically the same. A powder spray gun is used, which when triggered gives an electrostatic charge to the powder particles passing through it. As the parts to be coated are grounded, the powder is attracted towards the part via the electrostatic process. Once the powder is applied the parts are cured in an oven, which melts and cross-links the powder over the surface of the part and creates a tough, scratch resistant and beautiful finish.