In Chatra Powder Coating Services we're dedicated to providing our customers with the highest quality powder coating services available. Our powder coating services are applicable to a wide range of materials and substrates such as aluminum, galvanized, magnesium, mild and stainless steel. Our 2 mono-rail painting conveyor can powder coat components in variety of weight, shapes, and dimensions in very short time compare to our competitors. Another service that chatra provides for its costumers is the application of any type of paint branding to all parts in any desired shape and dimension.
Wet painting is a traditional treatment method by which a pigment in any water-based or solvent-based paint is sprayed onto the surface of a part. Common applications of wet paint include automotive exteriors and extremely large or heavy items.
When superior performance is required, powder coating as a ﬁnishing process can replace traditional wet painting.
Many concerns or issues associated with wet paint ﬁnishing are eliminated or minimized with they generally fall under four categories:
● Performance – Powder coatings are more durable and more resistant to corrosion, chemicals and weather than liquid coatings. Powder-coated surfaces are more resistant to chipping, scratching and other such wear due to the thermal bonding process during curing. Unlike wet paint, powders also don’t run or drip, providing a more uniform coating than liquid paint.
● Operational Costs – Powder coatings are cheaper and can cover more area than most other organic ﬁnishes, translating to lower material costs than wet painting processes. Because they lend themselves well to automation, powder coatings can also reduce costs related to operational labor, as minimal operator training and supervision are required for a powder line. Compared to wet paint processes, operational cost savings using powder coatings can also be realized in less waste produced, lower energy costs, reduced disposal costs and less rework due to lower reject rates.
● Safety – Wet paint is ﬂammable, carcinogenic and full of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These chemicals can be hazardous to plant/shop personnel if not handled properly. Powder coatings, on the other hand, are generally VOC-free materials and contain no solvents, meaning they do not involve the potentially harmful chemicals typically found in a wet spray project. Although powder coating materials can combust in a very narrow concentration of powder and air, their lack of solvents or VOCs means almost none of the short-term and long-term health or ﬁre workplace threats associated with wet painting.
● Environmental – VOCs in the wet painting process are also among industrial pollution concerns. Because powder coatings contain no solvents and emit negligible, if any, polluting VOCs into the atmosphere, they are more environmentally friendly than their wet paint counterparts. Moreover, powder coating is a clean process: powder overspray can be retrieved and reused, and unused powder can be reclaimed and returned to a hopper for recirculation through the system, with negligible waste. Plus, most powder coating materials are considered landﬁll/ non-hazardous materials. Powder coatings meet all Environmental Protection Agency requirements for air and water pollution control.