Overall Advantages

Powder coating is justifiably superior to wet spray in so many ways. If your part is capable of being powder coated, there is really no reason why you would be compelled to choose otherwise. It's generally less expensive because the process is quicker. Powder coating is not subject to the extra time it takes to set up and break down from a wet spray product. Relative to wet spray, the paint dries very quickly. The parts can be prepared for delivery as soon as they come out of the oven and cool down.

Powder coating is more environmentally friendly than wet spray because it does not involve the potentially harmful chemicals used in a wet spray product. Unlike traditional wet spray painting methods, we simply use a clean and efficient electrostatic powder coating process. No Volitile Organic Compounds are emitted. New laws and regulations make powder coating the wave of the future. Already, California is tightening environmental rules regarding wet paint, so it is only a matter of time until similar rules are enacted in Canada.

Wet spray involves the use of chemicals that can be potentially hazardous to people and the environment if not handled properly. Powder coating uses an air gun to blow away misapplied powder rather than resort to the chemical thinners that wet spray requires to clean up or fix application errors.

The powder coating process yields parts that are uniformly coated with a minimum expenditure of powder, which translates to a superior coating for less money than traditional wet spray methods. Further, the thermal bonding process makes for a much more durable finish than wet spray.

Outstanding Color and Finish

Powder Coating offers higher resistance to chemicals, scratches, corrosion and chemicals than traditional wet painting processes. Powder Coating Color selection is virtually unlimited and your powder coated colors will stay bright longer with less fading.

Powder offers a wider variety textures as well as colors. The powder can be formulated to wrinkle or create veins of different colors throughout the paint coat when baked.

Wet spray is more limited in what it can produce, while the possibilities with powder are endless.

The finish on powder is more durable and weather resistant than wet spray could ever be. When we bake out the parts, the powder melts, forming a seamless bond around the parts. This bonding process creates a virtually unbreakable sheet of plastic upon the surface of the parts.


Additional Advantages of Powder Coating

  • Powder coatings emit zero or near zero volatile organic compounds (VOC) making it an eco-friendly choice.
  • Powder coatings produces much thicker coatings than conventional liquid coatings without running or sagging.
  • Powder coating production lines produce less hazardous waste than conventional liquid coatings.
  • Powder coating overspray can be recycled.
  • Specialty finishes are easily accomplished which would be impossible to achieve with other coating processes.
  • Our experience is that the work is completed on schedule or sooner, they have come through for us in meeting the high standard that our customer requires; they have taken the time to ensure that the item is carefully packaged so no damage during shipping.

    Steve Whitworth - President

    JSW Manufacturing Inc.