Frequently asked questions about the use of infrared energy for curing powder coatings
Infrared [IR] heat is an efficient form of radiant energy for heating. IR energy is produced by emitters and transferred to the powder coating by electromagnetic waves.
Energy is absorbed by the coating, enabling it to melt, flow, and cure. The heating process parameters, powder coating chemistry, and coating performance properties must be addressed to understand the powder finishing operation and to achieve the desired product.