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What is powder coating?

Powder coating is a metal finishing process (developed in the 1950s) in which a coating is applied electrostatically to a surface as a free-floating dry powder. Since its inception it has become the ‘go-to’ process for many major industries. The powder itself consists of polymer resins which are combined with other stabilizing and modifying ingredients. There are also pigments and other additives which improve the quality of the powder. The resulting finish is extremely durable and protective. This process performs far better than traditional wet paint.

There are four stages to the Powder Coating Process: pre-treatment, application, curing and cooling. In the pre-treatment phase the surface is prepared for the application by removing all surface debris. Washing, stripping paint, rinsing and degreasing occur. The powder is applied by means of an electrostatic process—this fuses the powder particles to the object through a high voltage surge. Next the object is cured at high temperatures—often as high as 400 degrees, the finish is set during this stage. The object is then allowed to cool.

Quality Powder Coating is unique in this field because it uses only the best polymer resins on the market. Also, with our 45 foot oven we are able to coat larger items than anyone else in the Central Valley.

Many of the problems in terms of health, fire and environmental hazards do not occur when using powder coating. Wet paint, however, is flammable, full of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and a carcinogen. Powder contains no VOCs and, due to the electrostatic application process, the transfer of this powder can be achieved with minimum waste (90%). Pollution control equipment is not needed here. Waste is minimal and disposal is safe and easy. Our powder coating process is friendly to the environment.

Agriculture

Agriculture

We provide leading edge protective coatings for all of your agricultural needs. Our high-tech coatings will keep your equipment protected for years to come. Providing you the ability of increasing your ROI on your most expensive assets. Common uses in the agricultural industry are: hay stackers, tractor parts, almond blowers, elbows, fittings, flanges, spools, nozzles and fingers.

Architectural

Architectural

Due to the fact that powder coats are created for a high-level of corrosion resistance, powder coats are well-suited to outdoor applications in architecture and marine industries. Common examples of applications in this industry are: doors, fences, patio furniture, all metal interior and exterior design, benches, awnings and frames. These high-tech coatings can make your interior and exterior designs look new for years to come.

Automotive

Automotive

In the automotive market your options are endless. Car valve covers and rims are just some examples of vehicle parts that can benefit from QPC's process. ATV frames, golf carts, and coils are examples of other applications. We have many colors that enhance the final appearance of your equipment and all parts are inspected thoroughly after the process is finished.

Industrial

Industrial

In the field of industry power coating is used extensively and with a vast variety of applications. QPC can currently coat up to 45 feet in length in our new state-of-the-art facility. We can apply specially formulated products to combat corrosion issues. We have specifications to insure the highest quality results possible. Industrial tubing, pneumatic tubing, fasteners and galvanizing services are just a few examples. Other industrial uses include: pipes of all shapes/sizes for both interior and exterior locations, tanks, spools, tees and uprights.

Utilities

Utilities

The main customers in this category are the oil and gas industry and utility companies. Drainage systems and other utility structures make extremely good use of powder-coated equipment and materials. The irrigation industry also benifits from our services. Well pumps, well heads, water tanks, silos and pipes are only a partial list of the applications in the utility industries.