The quality of cure
When I ask customers what they know about powder coating, the answers I get almost always relate to the durability of the coating. Words such as hard, strong, tough, and durable are used freely. In all these cases, the customers do not realize that they are speaking about one of the most impressive things about powder coating—the cross-link.
This article is an introduction to the uniqueness of the cure mechanism in powder coating, the challenge faced by the custom coater when it comes to unique fabrications, tools that all powder coaters should be aware of, and why this matters to your customers. (Note: For the purpose of this article, the type of curing oven being referenced is a natural gas fired convection batch oven.)