Powder Coating Troubleshooting Guide

Chapter Four: Comparisons to Liquid Coatings

Powder coatings have been used more and more since the 1970’s and for many reasons, including environmental, performance, productivity, and economics. Powder coatings are clean, producing almost no VOC’s. In addition, they provide easy clean up with no harmful solvents and produce no harmful waste.

Most overspray can be reclaimed and recycled for greater economic savings over liquids. Much of the application is automated, reducing the cost of labor to coat products. Powder coatings cannot be modified at the customer site, thereby eliminating product inconsistency.

While powders cure at a higher temperature than liquids, they cure more rapidly, saving time and energy. As with most coating systems, preparation is key and powders are no exception. Presently, many cured powder coatings can provide superior finishes to properly pretreated products versus their liquid counterparts.

Advantages of Using Powder Coatings

TCI Powder Coatings is certified ISO 9001:2008

  • Nearly 0 VOC’s
  • No sludge or solvent disposal
  • Virtually 100% efficient in material use
  • Reduced health, fire, and safety hazardsTCI powder coatings are green and environmentally-friendly
Performance and Quality:
  • Tougher, more durable coatings
  • More impervious and corrosion resistant
  • More consistent finishes
Productivity:TCI Powder Coated Tough - TCI Powder Coatings are extremely durable and many are corrosion resistant
  • Ease of application
  • Fewer rejected parts
  • Reduced cleanup
  • Fast turnaroundTCI powder coatings lead to lower energy costs, low labor costs, and low reject costs
  • Lower disposal costs
  • Lower energy costs
  • Lower labor costs
  • Lower reject costs
  • Lower applied materials costs



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