Powder Coating is paint in powder form. This dry pigment powder is applied to an aluminum extrusion that has been prepared in a multi-stage cleaning process. A negative electrical charge is applied to the extrusion and as the powder is sprayed, the negative charge attracts and holds the positively charged powder in place. The coated extrusion is then heated in an oven that bakes on the finish. The extrusion is removed from the oven, allowed to cool, and (after inspection) sent on for product production.
The coated extrusions now have a hard finish which is tougher than conventional painted finishes. Powder-coated surfaces have a long life and are resistant to chipping, cracking, peeling, and fading.
Powder Coating is also environmentally friendly, with virtually no VOCs and no lead or chromium in any of the processes.