How Powder Coating Works
Powder coating is a dry finishing process that uses finely ground particles of pigment and resin that are electrostatically charged and sprayed onto electrically grounded parts. The charged powder particles adhere to the part and are held there until melted and fused into a uniform coating in a curing oven.Since its introduction more than 40 years ago, powder coating has grown in popularity and is now used by many manufacturers of common household and industrial products. In North America, it is estimated that more than 5,000 finishers apply powder to produce high-quality, durable finishes on a wide variety of products.
Powder coated finishes resist scratches, corrosion, abrasion, chemicals and detergents, and the process can cut costs, improve efficiency and facilitate compliance with environmental regulationsBecause powder coating materials contain no solvents, the process emits negligible, if any, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere. It requires no venting, filtering or solvent recovery systems such as those needed for liquid finishing operations. Exhaust air from the powder booth can be safely returned to the coating room, and less oven air is exhausted to the outside, making powder coating a safe, clean finishing alternative and saving considerable energy and cost.
Theoretically, 100 percent of the powder over-spray can be recovered and reused. Even with some loss in the collection filtering systems and on part hangers, powder utilization can be very high. Over-sprayed powder can be reclaimed by a recovery unit and returned to a feed hopper for re-circulation through the system. The waste that results can typically be disposed of easily and economically.
We’ve focused on what is most economically & environmentally sustainable to meet the requirements of our customers but also the expectations of our communities.
Class A Paint Line
Provides the protection needed against the normal dirt in and around a coating operation to ensure the highest quality product when finished.
Dimensional Capabilities: 4' x 4' x 13'
Comfort & Efficiency
Our ovens are the most efficient units available, minimizing natural gas consumption as well as keeping heat away from our workforce, ensuring worker safety, comfort and quality throughout their shift.
Dane's customers count on us to self-perform everything associated with their production, including cutting, bending, welding, painting, assembly, packaging, and fulfillment of their products, minimizing the potential for supply-chain disruptions and a layering of cost, all while increasing the accountability for quality.
To better serve the growing needs of our customer base, Dane Manufacturing invested in a world-class powder coat paint line system, and focused on what was most economically & environmentally sustainable to meet the requirements of our customers but also the expectations of our communities.
Unlike most contract manufacturers in the upper Midwest, Dane Manufacturing has end-to-end capabilities to serve customer needs without a reliance on third parties for service. The addition of packaging and shipping services ensures we can continue to provide high quality, high pay manufacturing jobs that have positive impacts in the community.
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