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Powder coating is the smart choice to run the most economical and efficient operation:
Lower Heating Costs for Curing Oven
The exhaust requirements for a powder coating oven are lower than solvent-based coatings, resulting in energy savings.
Greater Operating Efficiency/Lower Unit Costs
No drying or flash-off time is required. Parts can be racked closer together on conveyors and pass more quickly through the production line.
Lower Reject Rates
More parts can be coated automatically with fewer rejects because powder coating does not run, drip or sag.
High Utilization Efficiency
With proper application equipment, powder materials and efficient recovery methods, one-coat application and 95%-98% powder utilization efficiency are realizable versus an average of 60% material utilization with an electrostatic liquid system.
If more than one color is desired, color changes can be made quickly.
Minimal Training Requirements
Minimal operator training and supervision are required for a powder line. Employees prefer working with dry powder due to the lack of fumes, reduced housekeeping problems and minimum clothing contamination. A simpler coating process leads to less coating errors which results in minimal scrap, reduced labor costs, and reduced operating costs.
Simplified Permit Process
The permitting process for a powder coating operation is simpler. Compliance with federal and state regulation is also easier, saving both time and money.
Powder coating qualifies for the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED program .