Powder coatings poised for major growth in the US architectural market
The US has lagged behind Europe and other parts of the world when it comes to powder coating in the architectural market. That is about to change with the recent advancement of powder coatings and equipment technology available to coaters for the architectural market. This article explains the changes that have occurred and discusses two companies that decided to switch from liquid coatings to powder coatings as a result of these changes. It also includes photos of architectural powder coating applications from various parts of the world.
Since 1972, powder coatings have proved their performance on thousands of buildings all over the globe. Powder coatings have been the preferred choice of coating technology within the architectural market in Europe and the Asia Pacific throughout this time. However, the US architectural market took a different course, choosing various liquid technologies as the mainstream coating. Although several extruders and manufacturers had flirted with the concept of powder coating, they did not make the conversion.