What is UV coating?
UV coating, also called UV curing, is a clear liquid that is applied to the surface of your part and then dried by exposure to UV radiation. UV provides near-instant curing of functional and decorative coatings.
Advantages of UV coating
Wide variety of glossy ranges
UV coatings can be formulated to a wide variety of gloss ranges. Either a high gloss or matte finish can be achieved virtually instantaneous by UV coating if the part and liquid be exposed to the correct level of UV light. When gloss UV is used on deep, rich colors such as blues and rich blacks, the result is an almost wet appearance. This can be highly effective with image-rich projects. The stunning shine it creates is why it is so popular for certain designs and products.
Good abrasion resistance
The UV coating allows the part to resist scuffing and marking and allows the part to maintain a professional, high quality appearance and protect the part from wear and tear due to an extremely hard finish, one known for being both chemical and abrasion resistant.
UV coatings make details stand out, and are perfect for photographic images or company logos.
Different level and formulations of UV coating create different results. The coating can be formulated for the purposes of abrasion resistance, chemical resistance, flexibility and glossy degree. It also comes in a wide range of colors.
UV coating cures almost instantaneously, therefore, the production team can be shortened and an earlier shipping date can be promised. Moreover, since the curing process does not produce heat there is no need to dedicate time to cooling and there is no distort happened on the part’s shape.
As there are no hazardous materials generated or toxic air emitted, the UV coating is Environmental Friendly.
Given that it relies on electric lamps and its lower operating costs, UV coating price is competitive and attractive even if it has so many advantages.
Application of UV coating
Plastic can be coated to diminish the amount of ultraviolet radiation that passes through and to be impart a variety of properties to polymeric surfaces, including glare reduction, wear or scratch resistance, anti-fogging, microbial resistance, chemical resistance. Computer screens, keyboards, and most other personal electronic devices are treated with some type of UV-curable coating. We also offer UV Curable coatings that adhere to and protect a number of metals including aluminum, steel, iron & others.
What is powder coating?
Powder coating looks very similar to painting finish but has more durability. Powder coating is a process that makes use of pigment and resin that are statically charged and sprayed onto a surface. The charged powder particles adhere to the electrically grounded surfaces and then are cured into the finished product in a curing oven.
Advantages of powder coating
There are several reasons why you might want to powder coat the metal parts.
Powder coating typically is done to improve the resistance to chipping, scratching, and fading, confer a uniform color, enhance the durability. Sometimes powder coating is done simply to improve the appearance of objects.
In addition to above advantages, powder coating is used for purpose of keeping colors bright and vibrant longer. We offer a wide spectrum of colors, finishing and textures. The colors are virtually unlimited, we can produce colors in Pantone or RAL. If you are interested in a specific color please contact us.
The finishing selection includes high gloss, low gloss, metallic, and clear. Texture ranging from smooth surfaces to a matte finish, and coarse textures designed for hiding surface imperfections.
Applications of powder coating
Powder coating is already found on thousands of products that you come in contact with every day. From your coffee machine, metal furniture to automotive, bicycles, and exercise equipment, powder coating protects the roughest, toughest machinery as well as the household parts that you depend on daily.