BG Pennyís powder coating services and facilities are second to none in the industry. We have a very large, state
of the art oven (13ft x 13ft x 35ft long), suitable for large area powder coating, and specialise in the treatment of large, very heavy and awkward items. BGP also have a range of smaller ovens suitable
for standard sized items and small batches. Whatever your powder coating needs, we have it covered. We offer all types of powder coating processes, including polyester, epoxy and metallic.
Our powder coating services include
Powder coat only
Powder coat on galvanised material to BS
Powder coat on Aluminium
Powder coat onto zinc primed surfaces
One of our specialities is powder coating onto hot zinc metal spray. This technique has been tested by AKZO Nobel,
the world's largest powder manufacturer, who recorded zero creepage after the hot salt spray test - a standardised test method used to check the corrosion resistance of coated samples.
If you have any queries or would like to take advantage of our competitively priced services please
contact us for a no obligations quote.
Please read on for an explanation of the powder coating process, the advantages of powder coating
and other powder coating facts.
What is powder coating?
Powder coating is a modern, more environmentally friendly alternative to traditional wet painting. As itís name suggests, powder coating is dry. Minute powder particles are applied to a metal object or
component using an electrostatic spray process which causes the powder to adhere to the metal surface. After spraying, the component is transferred to a special oven and cured at temperatures up to 200
celsius. This process melts the powder onto the metal creating a smooth, highly finished and durable coating.
What types of metal are suitable for powder coating?
Any metal that can endure 200 celsius is suitable for powder coating, including iron, steel, aluminium and many other types of metal. Powder coating can be used on garden furniture, decorative metalwork,
metal gates and railings, car and motorcycle parts, window frames, aluminium flashings, white goods, radiators, metal balconies, spiral staircases and a whole range of industrial and architectural components.
What are the benefits and advantages of powder coating?
Powder coating produces a thicker, smoother and more durable coating than conventional liquid coatings. The finished product looks great and is less prone to chipping, marking and scratching.
Powder coating can be applied to a wide range of metals and components and is suitable for both internal and external applications. This depends on the type of powder coating used.
Powder coating is more efficient than conventional wet painting, because there is virtually no wastage from overspray. Unused powder can be recycled and used again.
Powder coating is faster than traditional wet painting, where the product must dry between coats. With powder coating, the product is oven baked, so there is no need to wait for drying. In some cases the whole
process can be completed in half an hour or less.
Greater efficiency and speed means that powder coating is often cheaper than using conventional spray painting techniques.
Powder coating is a more environmentally friendly process than other types of wet painting, producing no hazardous waste, odours or volatile organic compounds (VOCs).