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 Pj Powder, LLC works with numerous vendors which provides access to thousands of powder coat colors, textures and chemical make-ups. Each vendor offers a large assortment of their standard production colors, which can be formulated to be especially resistant to chemical environments, or to provide extreme weather or salt water resistance. Most suppliers offer custom mixes to meet certain color specifications. Because we understand the service placement of powder coated parts, we can advise of the potential benefits and limitations of specific powder coatings. See our vendor list. 

Chemical Compositions

Epoxy

  •  very chemically resistant
  • good for smooth, low gloss and matte finishes
  • good abrasion resistance
  • little U.V. resistance - chalks when exposed to sunlight

TGIC Free

  •  good U.V. characteristics
  • good gloss retention
  • good coverage
  • good salt spray resistance
  • wide range of colors
  • good flow (smoothness)
  • good mechanical properties

Polyester - TGIC

  •  good U.V. characteristics
  • good gloss retention
  • good salt spray resistance
  • wide range of colors
  • difficult to get low gloss finish
  • less solvent resistant than epoxy or urethane

Urethane

  •  good U.V. characteristics
  • good salt spray resistance
  • less flexibility/impact resistance

Special Application Powders

  •  Federal Standard 595B
  • FDA-Compliant Powders
  • Antimicrobial Powders
  • Anti-Graffiti Powders
  • Out-Gas Forgiving Powders (OGF)
  • TGIC-Free (HAA)
  • Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC)

Finish Care

Cleaning of Powder Coated Surfaces

Regular proper cleaning can greatly extend the service life of your powder coated surfaces. Care should be taken in cleaning any powder coated surface and should always be tested in a suitable location.

  

  • Only use soft non-abrasive cloths and never use an abrasive cleaner.
  • Only use cleaners with a neutral PH (7). Never use a strong acid or alkaline.
  • Never use solvents.
  • For greasy, oily or sooty surfaces use Isopropyl Alcohol or white spirits free of aromatic compounds. Adhesive residues can also be cleaned in this manner.
  • Detergents should not be used at temperatures above 75°.
  • The surface temperature of the item being cleaned should not exceed 75°.
  • Surfaces being cleaned should immediately be rinsed with cool water.
  • Any lubricants or cutting fluids coming into contact with your powder coated surface should be neutral PH (7) and should be tested for suitability.
  • Suntan lotions, oil and creams, can adversely affect powder coating and should be cleaned immediately.
  • Wet concrete should be removed from powder coated surfaces immediately.
  • Surfaces should be cleaned at least once per year. Surfaces exposed extreme conditions such as salt water, chemicals, or exhaust should be cleaned more frequently.


  

These are general cleaning guidelines. The service application of the part, powder chemistry and environmental conditions will determine the practical cleaning methods and frequency.


Finish Care
Finish Care

PROCESS AND POWDERS

Pretreatment And Masking

Pretreatment area

About Our Pretreatment Process and Masking Capabilities

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