THERMOPLASTIC POWDER COATINGS
Thermoplastic powder coatings are used by a wide range of industries for a variety of reasons.
For some industries plastic coatings provide long term savings on maintenance costs or lower material costs. For other industries, allow coating production lines to run faster or minimise the generation of hazardous fumes or to provide corrosion resistance to adverse environments.
Plastic coatings provide our customers with real commercial advantages.
You can be sure we supply products of the highest standards in the industry, with multiple international and national certifications, approvals and affiliations.
White products: Dishwasher baskets, freezer evaporation trays and refrigerator wire shelving
Metal fences: Iron, mild steel and aluminium fences. Chain link, welded mesh and ornamental
Battery Boxes: Mild steel boxes designed to hold lead acid batteries
Handrails: Warm to the touch' public handrails
Oil & Gas Pipelines: Pipe body, field joint, pipe fittings in factory or field environments
Wirework items: Continuous wire strands, welded mesh and continuous mesh
Structural metalwork: Rebar mesh and cage work, girders, rock anchors, posts and cables
Marine environments: Metalwork exposed to salty environments such as from road salt or sea spray
Cable trays: Steel or aluminium conduits or trays designed to carry cabling
Automotive parts: Flexible steel or aluminium automotive parts exposed to stone chips
Street furniture: Street level metalwork such as lighting columns, bollards and benches
Water Pipes & Fittings: Potable and waste water metal water pipes, fittings and tanks
Medical Furniture: Grip handles, walking aids, commodes and wheel chair frames
Stadium seat frames: Stadium seat frames, safety rails and grip hand rails
Fire extinguishers: The inside of water or foam filled fire extinguishers
Rail: Any platform or rail side metal furniture such as benches, handrails and brackets
Thermoplastic powders are easy to use and can be applied using the powder coating equipment you already have. They can be applied by one or more of the following methods:
Electrostatic spray / Powder coating (ES)
Our electrostatic range of cryogenically-ground powders are fine enough to be electrically charged and sprayed on to earthed metal items. The metal items are then placed in an industrial oven and heated until the powder melts. The item is then cooled to leave a high quality plastic coating.
Fluidised bed coating (FB)
Our fluidised bed powders behave like a liquid when pressurised air is allowed to bubble up through it. A metal item, heated to the correct temperature, is then completely immersed into this fluidised bed. The powder melts on contact with the metal and the item is then lifted out of the fluidised bed. The item is then cooled to leave a high quality plastic coating.
Flock spraying / Spray lining (FS)
Uncharged powder is blown onto the hot metal item where it melts to form a coating. The item is then left to cool to leave a good quality plastic coating.
Flame spraying (FLS)
Uncharged powder is blown inside a flame onto a pre-heated metal item. The powder melts on transit from the application gun to the metal surface and forms a solid coating as the metal item cools down. This is suitable for on-site coating or repairs.
Metal wire is passed through a body of molten plastic. The wire is then allowed to cool to leave a continuous protective coating.
Spin coating / Roto-lining (RL)
The object that requires coating, typically a bottle or cylinder, is heated up to the desired temperature. Fluidised bed powder is then injected into the object. The object is then immediately spun and tumbled to give a complete and consistent coating inside the bottle. Any unused powder is then tipped out of the object.
Thermoplastic powder coatings have significant advantages over alternative coatings, such as polyamide and PVC.