Why Choose Minnesota Industrial Coatings for Powder Coating?

We are one of a very limited number of companies that can offer both Powder Coating and E-coating! What this means to you is that, when used together (E-coat base with Powder top coat), you get the best of both worlds! We’re talking a quality, beautiful finish, with almost unlimited color options and unmatched corrosion resistance, even under some of the harshest conditions! Please review the frequently asked questions for both E-coat and powder coat, to be sure you understand the overwhelming benefits of utilizing this dual coat system.

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Our Powder Coating Capabilities

Automated Line: 4x6x10
Batch: 8x8x12
Colors: Thousands to Choose From
Average Turn-Around Times: 5 Business Days
Other Capibilities:

  • Custom masking
  • Multiple painters
  • Quick color changes
  • No cross-color contamination
  • High powder transfer rates
  • Specialized formulas

Why Choose Us?

Affordable
Highest Possible Performance
Lightning Fast Quote Turn-Arounds

Between our in-house services and the services of our sister company, we can provide a true one-stop shop providing even greater value. We can also assist with the following:

  • Metal spinning
  • Robotic Welding, Machining, Assembly
  • True 5 Axis Waterjet cutting

Powder Coating vs E-Coating

What is Right for my Application?

Powder Coat Advantages

  • Economical
  • Better Performance
  • Most Color Durable Quality Finish
  • Virtually any type of metal can be coated
  • Resistant to UV
  • Resistant to chipping, scratching, and wearing
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Safer

E-Coat Advantages

  • Better Corrosion Resistance
  • Better Chemical Resistance
  • Better coverage in tight or hard to reach areas
  • Better control of paint thickness
  • Excellent Primer Option for above reasons

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Powder Coating AND E-Coat Primer = The Highest Performance

When your product needs the absolute best protection, we can utilize both processes. Using E-Coating as your primer and Powder Coating as your top coat will ensure the best corrosion resistance, chemical resistance, scratch resistance, chip resistance, and overall wearing surface available!

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Powder Coating Services

Why Minnesota Industrial Coatings?

We are one of a very limited number of companies that can offer both Powder Coating and E-coating! What this means to you is that, when used together (E-coat base with Powder top coat), you get the best of both worlds! We’re talking a quality, beautiful finish, with almost unlimited color options and unmatched corrosion resistance, even under some of the harshest conditions! Please review the frequently asked questions for both E-coat and powder coat, to be sure you understand the overwhelming benefits of utilizing this dual coat system.

What is powder coating?

Powder coating is the electrostatic application of organic powder to metal parts coating. The powder is then cured by heating /baking, resulting in a hard coating. The powder coat process includes pretreatment (chemical or abrasive cleaning), powder application and high temperature powder curing. During curing, the powder gels, flows, and cures, to produce a durable smooth powder coat finish.

Is pre-treatment necessary?

Without proper pretreatment, the powder on a part will chip and corrode easily. Best results are achieved when any rust, debris, and existing coatings are removed. It is at this point that the part can be removed from the oven, cooled in ambient air, and put into service.

What are the advantages over wet paint?

When superior performance is desired or required, powder coating can replace traditional wet painting. Many concerns or issues associated with wet paint finishing are eliminated or minimized with the powder coating process. The advantages of powder coating over wet paint are many, and they generally fall under four categories:

  • Performance – Powder coating means the product will have the most attractive, durable, high quality finish available. Powder coatings are more durable and more resistant to corrosion, chemicals and weather than liquid coatings. Powder-coated surfaces are more resistant to chipping, scratching and other such wear due to the thermal bonding process during curing. Unlike wet paint, powders also don’t run or drip, providing a more uniform coating than liquid paint. As if that’s not enough, the vibrancy of the color of a powder-coated part tends to stay bright and fresh longer than wet-painted.
  • Operational Costs – Powder coatings are cheaper and can cover more area than most other organic finishes, translating to lower material costs than wet painting processes. Because powder coating lends itself well to automation, the process can also reduce costs Additionally, there is less waste produced, lower energy used, and reduced disposal costs.
  • Safety – Wet paint is flammable, carcinogenic and full of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These chemicals can be hazardous to plant/shop personnel if not handled properly. Powder coatings, on the other hand, are generally VOC-free materials and contain no solvents, meaning they do not involve the potentially harmful chemicals typically found in a wet spray project.
  • Environmental – No VOCs as mentioned above, as with wet painting. Powder coating is a clean process: powder overspray can be retrieved and reused, and unused powder can be reclaimed and returned to a hopper for recirculation through the system, with negligible waste. Plus, most powder coating materials are considered landfill/ non-hazardous materials. Powder coatings meet all Environmental Protection Agency requirements for air and water pollution control.

What colors are available?

While virtually any variation of color on the spectrum can be found in powder form, it’s important to note that not all brands of powder are alike. Unless otherwise specified, Minnesota Industrial Coatings utilizes quality products for your long term satisfaction.

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