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What is Powder Coating Made Of?

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Powder coating is a unique type of finishing method, which can be applied to a range of fabricated items in order to provide durability, weather protection and bacterial resistance. Applied using an electrostatic spray gun, the powder coating itself is manufactured from a precise blend of different materials, which are combined together at extremely high temperatures, before being cooled into solid chips. These are then ground into a particle-sized fine powder, ready for the application process to begin. In this blog, we’ve listed each of the elements that make powder coatings the exceptional choice over traditional paint:

  1. Polymer Resin:

As the key ingredient of each of our powder coatings, polymer resin is the element that provides high durability. Polymer powder coatings have excellent corrosion, abrasion and impact resistance, making them highly suitable for a range of indoor and outdoor applications.

  1. Colour Pigments:

Arguably the next most important component of powder coatings, colour pigments provide the specific colour that is present in each coating. The powder may include one of either type of pigment - organic pigments, which lend themselves to vibrant colours, and inorganic pigments, creating a pale finish.

  1. Levelling Agents:

Levelling agents are also present in order to prevent the powder from becoming uneven. This is essential during the application process, to ensure a good coverage over all types of surfaces.

  1. Curatives:

Curing agents are another vital ingredient of powder coatings, with their role of binding the mixture together well. Once combined, the resistance strength of the coating is increased.

  1. Additives:

Finally, additives are inserted to the powder coating, which each serve a different purpose. These may be included to gain a specific hardened finish, create a matt surface effect, or to reduce the friction of the surface.

Begin Your Powder Coating Project

If you would like to learn more about our complete powder coating process here at UK Powder Coating Services in Suffolk, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team of experts today. Call us on 01440 706218, or email

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