Powder coating technology and the wheel
Wheels can always be improved. It's been going on for thousands of years now. Only in the past couple of decades has powder entered the evolutionary path to the perfect wheel. This article is a survey of how powder entered the wheel coating sector in the automotive industry. It takes you along the powder, spray-gun, and powder booth path to fill you in on how wheels around the world have gone from chrome plating to a much more environmentally safe finish.
After more than 5,000 years of development, we are still finding ways to improve the wheel. New automotive powder technology arises from a multitude of drivers: regulations, market demands, economic environment and technological advances, and the automotive manufacturers constant need to deliver more value to the consumer and the investors.