Powder Coating

Northside Fencing talks about powder coating

Powder coating: better for the environment, better for human health

Northside Fencing is proud to have its own powder-coating plant in our dedicated 2000m2 factory in Burpengary. That means savings for you when you purchase post, chainwire and aluminium fences for painting.

There’s even more reason to choose powder coating from Northside Fencing.

Powder coating is not just a cost-effective choice, but a good one for the environment and human health

How is that?

Conventional liquid paint has three main components: pigment, binder and solvent. The solvent is needed to keep the pigment in a liquid suspension form, so it is easy to apply.

Solvents are by definition something that dissolves something else. Once you have painted a surface with conventional liquid paint, it evaporates into the air – and you will be familiar with the smell of drying paint. That’s basically the smell of solvent evaporating into the air.

But powder coating does not need solvent. And that is a good thing. Why? Because many solvents contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are a major cause of localised air pollution and a source of a range of human health problems. And VOCs are not only released into the air as paint is drying, but also as paint ages. VOCs also play a part in ozone pollution. Ozone in the troposphere is essential to protect us from UV rays. But at ground level is a dangerous air pollutant. VOCs react in the lower ground atmosphere in the presence of sunlight to create ground-level ozone.

Powder coating – its advantages over conventional liquid paint

Due to its solvents, liquid paint is not only potentially dangerous to the environment but also to human health.

Powder coating eliminates the need for solvents, making it environmentally friendlier and safer for human health. It will help to protect your fence from all the same enemies: namely, corrosion and rust. It doesn’t chip and still provides protection even when it is scratched.

It is applied in the factory onto metal surfaces then put in a curing oven, where with the coating chemically reacts in the heat to produce long molecular chains that are very resistant to breakdown.

Contact Northside Fencing today for all your powder coating needs.