Powder Coated Steel

A powder coat is essentially a plastic coating over steel.

There are many reasons to treat the surface of steel protrusions, beams and frames. Some of these include adding colour (with a variety choice of hue and tone), aiding in corrosion resistance; supplementing hardness; hindering the effects of wear-and-tear; and adding reflectivity for visibility.

At Inprofile 2000 we have a vast range of different colour coatings and finishes to choose from, including:

  • Smooth
  • Textured
  • Sandpaper texture
  • Matt Semi-matt
  • Gloss

Process

Powder coating involves a process that electrostatically charges the powder, made up of of a mixture of finely milled curatives, pigments, resin, levelling agents, flow modifiers, and other additives, spraying it on to the surface of the steel, and finally fusing it into a smooth coat inside of a curing oven.

What's known as an electrostatic spray deposition (ESD) is usually used to achieve the application of the powder coating to a metal substrate.

Advantages

This treatment method boasts several advantages in any form of application. For one, powder coating is available in a wide range of colours with simple matt, satin and gloss finishes to super matt, super gloss, and textured finishes. A consistent finish is also assured with powder-coated steel.

Another benefit is that dents, scratches and scuffs are easily repaired using a liquid coating that matches the original colour. Powder coating is also known for having better colour uniformity between batches than other coating methods. Despite offering impressive chemical resistance to mortar, as well as to industrial-strength acidic and alkaline cleaners, you can rest easy knowing that powder coatings do not produce air pollution.