Questions and answers on calculating the applied cost and surface area of a powder coating
This article is geared to helping you increase your understanding of how to calculate the applied cost of powder coatings. It briefly summarizes how to calculate the theoretical coverage of a powder coating and then answers the most obvious common questions asked about powder coverage and applied cost. The next section gives you information on how to calculate the surface area of complex parts and includes an example with step-by-step calculations. The article also includes a variety of geometric equations to use when doing your own calculations.
Our department is contacted frequently about various applied cost calculations for powder coatings. Most of the people who contact us have learned that the true cost of powder is more than its price per pound. What they are seeking is how to apply their newfound knowledge and how to increase their understanding of the calculations involved.