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POWDER FORMULA SPECIFICATIONS

To have a coating that can last up to your expectations we can help you chose the right formula for the right application.

There are several types of powder formulas, each with it's unique advantages and disadvantages. Is your products going to be used for interior decoration? Do you need extra protection against chemical corrosion? Will you be installing a part that will be submerged in water most of the time? What about parts that will be subject to impact, like from road gravel or sports equipment? Just let us know and we will be happy to advise you what formulas will best suit your needs. If we don't have a formula that can help you, we will search our national resources to try and find one that will.

INTERIOR APPLICATIONS

Hybrid Powder Formula

Epoxies and Hybrid formulas are best suited to interior use only. They boast excellent adhesion, toughness and corrosion resistance but offer poor UV protection.

EXTERIOR APPLICATIONS

Polyester Powder Formula

Polyester based formulas are well suited for exterior applications. Besides the abrasion, impact and solvent resistance, they are excellent and withstanding UV exposure. Typical applications range from lawn furniture and yard equipment to architectural and structural steel and aluminum.

AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS

Acrylic Powder Formula

Powder coating on automotive parts is a great way to minimize maintenance from road use. Powder coated frames, wheels, bumpers and other parts last longer and look better. Several projects that ICS has been a part of have been showcased in automotive magazines across the country.

INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

Superdurable Powder Formula

Powder formulas for Industrial applications are common and specific formulas are manufactured for specific chemical resistance. When industrial parts are too large for routine removal and maintenance, powder coating is the way to go!

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COMMON ISSUES

OUTGASSING

Outgassing Steel

Powder coating over any type of metal castings or forgings can result in unpredictable problems not encountered with other materials. Many castings and some metal forgings have areas of internal porosity that can trap air or chemicals which expand out of the pores during the post-heat curing process causing blemishes in the coating. The extent of this problem is not predictable nor is it necessarily consistent. Pre-production samples are recommended, but even successful samples do not ensure perfect results in production processing.

DESIGN

complete Weld Design

Welds should be complete and free of voids. Avoid stitch welding and overlapping metal surfaces as this condition will promote chemical and moisture trapping. Clean welds to avoid weld spatter, slag, burned on oils and soils, etc.