Powder coating refers to an advanced process of applying a powder finish on wood for decorative and protective purposes. The process relies on the conductivity of the wood material. Medium-density fiberboards (MDF) with a moisture content of 5-7% can be heated to conduct electric current. A charged mixture of resin and finely ground particles of pigment is electrostatically sprayed onto electrically grounded wood for the particles to adhere to the surface. Powder-coated wood is cured in ovens to attain a high-quality, smooth finish. Powder coating offers a wide range of benefits, particularly for custom wood fixtures.
What are the Benefits of Powder Coating for Custom Wood Fixtures?
In the current technologically competitive marketplace, the success of retail stores, groceries, and supply stores depend on the effective management of costs and time. Also, adopting eco-friendly solutions is important to attract and retain eco-conscious and health-conscious consumers. Powder-coated wood fixtures offer retailers, supply stores, and groceries the opportunity to cut costs, save time, protect the environment, and protect customers from toxic compounds.
- Powder Coating does not Contaminate Foods
Even though liquid finishes and paints are commonly used to coat fixtures for groceries and retail stores, these liquid finishes contain toxic compounds that can contaminate food products sold to customers. With the ever-increasing number of health-conscious consumers, supply stores, retailers, and groceries that use fixtures coated with toxic liquid finishes can lose a large portion of their customers in an instant. Powder coat does not contain or release toxic compounds that can contaminate food products. The fact that your products are for human consumption means that those tasked with procurement, store design, and visual merchandising should seek powder coated custom wood fixtures. Powder coating is the perfect wood finish for grocery store fixtures and custom retail fixtures.
- Powder Coating is Eco-Friendly
Liquid finishes contain soluble volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), which contribute to environmental pollution and degradation. In the current society threatened by climate change, procurement officers and store designers of retailers, stores, and groceries must insist on eco-friendly custom wood fixtures. Powder coating production lines produce less waste compared to paint, varnish, lamination, and other coating alternatives. Also, powder coated custom wood fixtures do not release VOCs and HAPs into the environment, making it one of the most eco-friendly wood finishes.
- Powder Coating is More Durable
Exposing wood to the harsh environment in groceries and retail and supply stores can lead to rotting and degradation. Most liquid finishes are soluble and ineffective in offering maximum protection in humid environments in groceries and supply stores. Powder-coated custom retail fixtures are more durable than fixtures coated with other alternatives.
- Powder Coating is Cost-Effective
Fixtures coated with liquid finishes usually scratch, fade, and wear off after a while and can be costly to repaint or reapply vanish frequently. On the other hand, powder-coated store fixtures are resistant to scratching, fading, and overall wear and tear, making it more cost-effective.
- Resistant to the Elements
Most of the other wood coating alternatives are used on indoor fixtures since they cannot protect wood against environmental elements, such as rain and UV-rays. On the other hand, UV-cured powder coating offers fixtures protection from both humidity and UV-rays. Powder-coated custom fixtures can be used both indoors and outdoors.
- Wide Variety of Colors
Coating powder comes in a wide array of colors. You can make beautiful fixtures for your grocery, retail store, or supply store by customizing wood fixtures using the powder coating process.