Do you like powder coating? I sure do. It’s provides a kind of tactile joy that paint can’t even begin to touch. But you can begin to touch powder coating. Just pick up a Noguchi Prismatic Table.

That’s powder coating.

“Huh?” you say.

Powder coating is an advanced method of applying a decorative and protective finish to a wide range of materials and products that are used by both industries and consumers.

Well… the “powder” used for this process is a mixture of finely ground particles of pigment and resin, which is sprayed onto a surface to be coated. The charged powder particles adhere to the electrically grounded surfaces (like the aforementioned Noguchi Prismatic Table) until heated and fused into a smooth coating in a curing oven. The result is a uniform, durable, high-quality, and attractive finish. Powder coating is the fastest-growing finishing technology in North America, representing over 10% of all industrial finishing applications.

“Ok sure, but is there a foundation or organization to represent this new finishing industry?” you ask.

Yes indeed! The Powder Coating Institute (PCI), represents the North American powder coating industry, promotes powder coating technology and communicates the benefits of powder coating to manufacturers, consumers, and government. So there you go!

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