The powder coating process is the most durable finish for metal substrates. Powder coating provides the best outstanding protective finish that withstands exposure to the elements of weather, chemicals and a variety of abuse. Plus, there is a wide variety of choices: COLOR, TEXTURES, SHEENS.
To ensure the finish looks as nice as possible, we start you product on our conveyor belt with a five-stage pretreatment system. Next, your product is painted and placed in an oven where the powder is baked. Once completed, your product has a durable finish with a reduced risk of chipping or fading.
Here at Precision Metal Forming, LLC we apply the highest quality powders with a long-lasting finish provided by top powder manufacturers in the industry. We do a variety of tests to insure our consistent quality.
Fluidized Sand Bed Stripping
Fluidized sand bed stripping is a method in removing cured powder coatings. The process uses an inert media (sand or oxides) that are used as a heat transfer medium. In sand bed system, natural gas and air are forced through the medium and are ignited at the surface of the medium. This transfer of heat fluidizes the medium. The product with the cured powder coatings is then lowered into the tank of fluidized medium at a temperature of approximately 800F. The medium begins breaking down the powder coating on the the product and the agitation of the fluidized medium removes any ash on the product. The normal time frame for the product to be in the tank is relatively fast – about 30-60 minutes.
- There is no damage to parts because the heat is dispersed equally in the tank.
- Products cleaned in this method require minimal cleaning efforts to be prepared for the recoating process.
- The fluidized sand bed stripping method is safe and environmentally friendly.
- There are no toxic chemicals used or hazardous waste generated.