On one hand, powder coatings are characterised by ever stricter quality requirements and the trend towards more extensive individualisation and, on the other hand, by increasing cost pressures. This balancing act can only be managed by consistent process optimisation, explains Doris Schulz from PaintExpo.
The use of powdered enamels is one of the most environmentally-friendly and resource-conserving processes in the field of industrial coating technology. As a result, powder coatings have established themselves in innumerable applications in a great variety of industry sectors. These range from architecture, furniture manufacturing, household appliances and the automotive industry, as well as machinery and equipment manufacturing, right on up to consumer goods. Due to increasing demands regarding coating quality, material and energy consumption, individuality and productivity, coating job-shops and companies with in-house painting operations are faced with the challenge of optimising their processes.