What is Powder Coating?

Genie Scientific takes pride in manufacturing custom fume hoods.  Whether it is utilizing their standard size models or creating custom fume hoods, Genie Scientific has you covered from conception to creation.  A major detail that Genie Scientific never passes on when creating fume hoods is the powder coating metal.  This application utilizes a modern day technique that is non-solvent based.  This helps make this process more environmentally friendly.  Powder Coated metal fume hoods and casework last decades and are completely recyclable. 

Powder Coating is dry powder that is applied onto metal to create a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint.  This powder can be thermoplastic or thermoset polymer.  Thermoplastic is a plastic polymer that, when heated, becomes soft and then hard when it is cooled.  This material is great as it can be cooled and heated several times without changing the mechanical properties or change in chemistry composition.  Thermoset polymer is a resin that is irreversibly hardened by curing with heat or suitable radiation.  Powder coating is mainly used for metals and is a staple for Genie Scientific.  

Why Powder Coating? 

Powder Coating is environmentally friendly and that powder coating does not need a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form.  This allows for higher quality and longer lasting durability. 

Powder Coating has major advantages which include also the following :  emit zero to near zero volatile organic compounds; produces thicker coatings without running or sagging; recycle friendly; aesthetically no difference between liquid coated items; creates a safer work environment by creating less hazardous waste;  wide selection of colors to choose from.  

Genie Scientific provides powder coating for all their hume hoods.  This includes their benchtop fume hood, walk-in fume hood, and custom food hoods.  Powder coating is a feature that all laboratories should look into when building their facilities.

To learn more about Powder Coating and Genie Scientific, contact 714-545-1838 or visit www.geniescientific.com

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