Can you powder coat aluminum to enhance its corrosion resistance?

Yes, but you need a good service, which has experience in the industry in which your project resides. We can provide information about powder coating to demonstrate why working with us can be the best option for your project’s needs.

Powder coating most commonly used in the industry for corrosion resistance

Different types of powder coating used in aluminum projects offer corrosion resistance and an esthetic appeal to each product. We characterize paint as a ground plastic composed of color pigments, additives, resin, and flow agents for optimal adherence to the aluminum profile. 

Powder coating is a dry process that provides a durable and proper quality finish, allowing mass production, efficiency, and care for the environment. With decorative and protective finishes, this type of coatings is available in various textures and colors, and the properties are adequately applied.

The benefits of using powder coatings

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Before the powder coating, its surface must be correctly pre-treated so that powder coatings could provide high-quality finishes. Besides esthetically pleasing, resistance to scratches, corrosion, weather, and chemical components, depending on the type of material selected for your powder coating.

The treatment done with the powder coating provides a tough and durable life. Some powder coating layers offer 1-3 years of durability. Others can provide up to 10 years. The heat melts and cross-links the coating with the surface and the standard polyester powder coating’s advantages or the epoxy powder coating.

The types of powder coating most commonly used are:

  • Polyester powder coating:
    • It provides good mechanical resistance, allowing great flexibility and some impact resistance. 
    • Chemical resistance and an expected UV resistance of 1 or 3 years, helping out interior applications and some exterior usage, making it a limited exterior coating for external conditions.
    • Wide variety of color choices, gloss levels, and special effects.
  • Epoxy powder coating:
    • This type of powder coating provides better resistance to corrosion and chemical resistance. 
    • One of the disadvantages is the low resistance to exterior conditions. 
    • The project material would need to have indoor applications or be adequately taken care of for a longer life span.

Other powder coating options

Other powder coatings are available, such as hybrids mixing different types of resins from polyester and epoxy powder coatings. Being able to know the details of what your project’s needs are, it’s the best way to provide solutions.

At ABC Aluminum, we have powder coating solutions

We are capable of adapting to the aluminum profile you require, according to the type of use given to it commercially. 

We are an aluminum factory committed to your successful project. We count on an expensive experience on knowing the main advantages and disadvantages of finishing your project needs. We can accompany and contrast depending on the suitability of a specific application.

Get in contact with us to talk about your project, provide the different types of powder coatings that could offer better tough durability and resistance, as well as an esthetic appeal.

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