What is Powder Coating on Shop Fronts?

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Want to make your shop front stand out? Try a powder coating option to give your shop front an eye-catching finish.

What Is Powder Coating?

Powder coating is a dry finishing process that has become extremely popular since its introduction in the 1960s.  It can be used on a wide array of products, but more and more shop front businesses are using powder coatings to give a high-quality, durable finish.

It has a very functional capacity in that it protects the shop front, but it also gives a wider range of decorative finishes. Powder coatings are available in an almost endless range of colours and textures, making them a superb choice for creating a stand-out shop front.

How Does Powder Coating Work?

Powder coatings are based on polymer resin systems. These are combined with curatives, pigments, leveling agents, flow modifiers and other additives which are melt, mixed, cooled and ground into a uniform powder similar to baking flour. 

The spraying process is called electrostatic spray deposition (ESD) and is typically used to apply a layer of the powder coating to the metal of the shop font. This is applied using a spray gun, which applies an electrostatic charge to the powder particles, which are then attracted to the grounded metal of the shop front. 

Where Is Powder Coating Applied?

Application can take place at a factory site, such as SRL’s state-of- the-art powder coating plant which boasts two automatic reciprocators, a 90% powder recovery system and a 4 stage in-line pre- treatment plant, we are able to powder coat components up to 1.5m high x 2.5m long x 800mm.

But powder coating can also be applied after installation or to older metal shop fronts.

After application, the powder coating chemically reacts to produce long molecular chains, resulting in high cross-link density.

These molecular chains are very resistant to breakdown meaning that powder coatings are easy to use, environmentally friendly, cost effective and very tough!

How Durable is Powder Coating?

Powder coating is a high-quality finish. It’s found on thousands of products that we come into contact with every day. 

Powder coating protects the roughest, toughest machinery as well as the household items you depend on daily. 

When it comes to shop fronts, powder coating provides a more durable finish than liquid paints can offer, while still providing an attractive finish. 

Powder coated shop fronts, such as SRL’s Aluminium Shop Fronts are more resistant to colour fading and diminished coating quality when exposed to impact, moisture, chemicals, ultraviolet light and other extreme weather conditions.

They also provide greater protection against scratches, chipping, abrasions, corrosion, fading and other wear issues.

The Advantages of Powder Coating

Powder Coating is tough. It looks great. And it lasts a long, long time. Making it an ideal solution to making your shop front more attractive.

In addition to being durable, powder coating is an attractive choice for any shop front due to environmental advantages.

SRL Ltd’s highly skilled, in-house powder coating team has many years’ of experience in the powder coating industry.

We offer our high-quality in-house powder coating service for all our aluminium shop fronts, bi-fold patio doors, curtain walling, automatic doors and roller shutters. We are happy to visit your premises to see how powder coating can enhance your shop front.

We are also able to provide our powder coating services for many other aluminium, roller shutter and steel companies in Manchester, the North West and throughout the UK, and welcome any enquiries. 

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