The technicians at Perfolux are powder coating experts. Perfolux knows it takes the proper powder coating equipment to produce a quality product. If the necessary equipment is not available, we design it ourselves.
Our conveyorized line permit us to efficiently process large production powder coat runs, as well as smaller custom runs. Perfolux uses no shortcuts, which results in a reject rate of less than 1 percent. Customers with “just in time” purchasing rely on us to provide the quality services they want, in the quantities they need, on the schedule that they specify.
With the latest in powder painting and filtration equipment, and a quality that complies to the highest standards, our emphasis is on producing the best quality possible. The bottom line is superior powdercoat systems, competitive pricing, excellent customer service, and quick turn around.
Perfolox is the best place for powder coating. Whether your specifications call for polyester, polyester epoxy or epoxy powder coatings, we have you covered!
Durable, UV resistant and easy to apply, Polyester is the primary choice for everyday parts.
Polyesters are the most commonly used powders and offer great value for money. They offer good mechanical resistance, including great flexibility and impact resistance, and good chemical resistance. One draw of this powder is its low cure temperature. This low-temperature requirement makes it better for sensitive items. Polyesters will also provide good overbake resistance to yellowing, which makes them easy to use and will offer 1-3 years of good UV resistance, so they work well for all interior and some exterior applications. A huge advantage of standard polyesters is the enormous choice of colors, gloss levels and special effects they’re available in. It’s almost limitless! Polyesters have solid all around properties and are a common first choice for many applications.
As the workhorse of powder coatings, it’s not surprising that there aren’t that many drawbacks to polyesters. If you’re coating pieces that will be permanently outside and therefore need good wearability and durability, then consider the super durable polyester instead. Limited exterior durability is a standard polyester’s main disadvantage.
Polyester blended with epoxy powders give the cleanest look for indoor applications.
Epoxies and polyesters are often mixed together to form hybrids. These hybrids remain closely related to pure epoxies but offer superior weather degradation properties. These hybrids can be mixed in various ratios to emphasize the characteristics of either the epoxy or polyester. The polyester will enhance the overbake resistance when compared with a straight epoxy and they also create ultra-smooth, thin films. The combination of the resins can also make them more economical than a pure epoxy. The polyester does reduce the corrosion and chemical resistance of the epoxies and doesn’t really add any outdoor weatherability to the product. Hybrids are widely used on items that require good cosmetic appeal along with good functional properties. Hybrids can be used in some of the same areas that epoxies are used, but are typically found on indoor appliances and other household items like furniture, shelving, interior lighting, and power tools. Domestic appliances like stoves, washers, and dryers are a common application for hybrids.
Epoxy powder coatings offer superior adhesion and chemical resistance for indoor applications.
Epoxies were the first widely used powders. They are very durable, offer excellent hardness and have arguably the best chemical and corrosion resistance of all available powders. Another plus of this type of powder is its ease of use and a wide range of cure schedules. Epoxies adhere to metals extremely well, with various pretreatments of the metal providing excellent adhesion, including phosphate coating and sandblasting.
The drawback of epoxy powders is that they do not weather well. Exterior exposure can cause them to fade and chalk in the sun. They weather poorly and will often start to degrade on the surface after a few months. This makes epoxies better suited to indoor applications.
A final note on epoxies is that many primers are epoxies due to their adhesion strength and corrosion resistance. Since they do not handle the sun well, their use as a pre-coat underneath another paint type utilizes their strengths while covering their weaknesses.