“Clearing The Air” About Powder Coating - Part Three

SCPC has been providing industrial sandblasting and powder coating services to Saskatoon and area for 23 years. Over this time, there have been many unanswered questions, myths, and even some misinformation regarding the powder coating process. This often includes where and when powder coatings can (and should) be used, and much more. Over the next few months, we will post articles in the SIMSA newsletter to help clear up some of these questions.

Fact: Powder Coating is the fastest growing coating technology in North America. This growth is due in large part to the Environmental Benefits associated with powder coatings, such as:

  • Reduced VOC Emissions: Powder coatings contain negligible amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) compared to liquid coatings. VOCs contribute to air pollution and can have adverse health effects on humans and animals. By using powder coatings, industries can significantly reduce their VOC emissions, improving air quality and worker safety.
  • Lower Carbon Footprint & Energy Efficiency: The manufacturing of powder coatings generally produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to the production of liquid coatings. Additionally, the reduced energy consumption during the application process further lowers the overall carbon footprint associated with powder coating operations. Energy savings contribute to a lower carbon footprint and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Depending on the type of set up, powder coating operations emit 25 – 60% less Green House Gases (GHG’s) compared to solvent based coatings.
  • Minimized Hazardous Waste: Unlike liquid coatings, which often generate hazardous waste through spills, overspray, and cleaning solvents, powder coatings produce minimal waste. In some cases, unused powder can be reclaimed and reused, reducing overall material consumption and waste generation. This reduces the environmental impact associated with waste disposal and lowers disposal costs for businesses.
  • Durability and Longevity: Powder coatings are known for their durability and resistance to corrosion, UV light, and chemicals. As a result, surfaces coated with powder require less frequent recoating and maintenance, reducing the consumption of coating materials over time. This longevity contributes to resource conservation and fewer raw materials being used in the long run.
  • Employee Safety: Powder coatings are safer for the employees applying them. Powder residue is easily removed from the body with soap and hot water. There is no need to use solvents on the skin.
  • Compliance with Environmental Regulations: Powder coating processes often align more easily with stringent environmental regulations and standards due to their lower emissions and reduced hazardous waste production. This can simplify regulatory compliance for businesses in industries subject to environmental oversight.

Overall, the environmental benefits of powder coating make it an attractive option for industries seeking to reduce their environmental impact while maintaining high-quality surface finishes.

To learn more, please give us a call or send us an e-mail and we will be happy to explain this process in greater detail.

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Saskatoon Custom Powder Coating - New Freightliner

We have recently expanded our Shipping and Receiving Department and acquired a new truck!

The vehicle was transported from Ontario to Saskatoon by our team.
This addition is a significant development for us, as it will enhance our ability to serve our customers more effectively by facilitating more product deliveries upon completion.