What Metals can be Powder Coated?

Powder coating can provide a more economical, efficient, safe and environmentally friendly alternative to liquid painting. This “dry” coating process offers numerous functional, protective and aesthetic benefits. While it’s possible to powder coat materials such as wood, plastics, glass and composites, the most common application is coating various metals.

One of the biggest advantages to powder coating metals is that the finish will significantly enhance the substrate’s ability to resist corrosion.

The Different Types of Powder Coatings

General powder coating types:

  • Epoxy: Epoxies are synthetic thermosetting polymers that will harden the surface of the metal material and provide excellent resistance to corrosion, chemicals, and solvents. On the downside, an epoxy will not promote exterior stability.
  • Polyester: Polyester powder coatings offer superior exterior stability hold up well during the oven curing process.

Which Metals Work Best With Powder Coating?

Just about every metal is amenable to the powder coating process. Examples of the kinds of metals that can be powder coated include:

  • Carbon Steel: Carbon steel is a ductile metal that has many manufacturing applications.
  • Galvanized Steel: This is a very difficult coating process that can prove costly and result in various coating defects. A 2 coat process with a zinc rich primer and a powder coat top coat will perform as good if not better than with a galvanized surface.
  • Lane Coatings Offers Years of Expertise in Powder Coating Metals of All Types

    No matter what type of metal you use to manufacture your products, you can trust Lane Coatings to apply an attractive, durable powder coated finish that will exceed your expectations. Based in Carlisle, PA, we’ve been providing prompt, efficient powder coating solutions to manufacturers in a variety of industries for more than 30 years. Our state-of-the-art 65,000-square-foot facility can accommodate powder coating projects of all sizes. And with our fast turnaround times, we’ll help you meet your tight production deadlines.

    Learn more about how our cost-effective solutions for powder coating metals can protect your investment and add value to your manufacturing operation. Contact us for additional information and a free project estimate today.