When you buy new aluminium windows and doors, whether for dwellings or commercial property, environmentally friendly powder coating comes as standard. With sustainability and environmental responsibility uppermost in the minds of responsible businesses, environmentally friendly powder coating works in harmony with the recyclability and long-service life of aluminium. For more than forty years, the powder coated surface treatment is one of the best ways of colouring architectural aluminium. Over the years, the processes have become even better to create a cleaner colouring and finishing process.
Environmentally friendly powder coating with superb quality.
Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. Unlike conventional liquid paint, it doesn’t require a solvent to keep the binder and filler parts in a liquid suspension form. As a result, environmentally friendly powder coating eliminates the release of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the atmosphere, a significant contributor to air pollution and a known health risk. By bypassing the use of these hazardous substances, the powder coating process substantially reduces harmful emissions and promotes better air quality. Our pretreatment methods before coating are also carried out with reduced waste.
Saving money on waste with environmentally friendly powder coating
Moreover, environmentally friendly powder coating is highly efficient. The over-sprayed powder can be collected and reused, virtually eliminating waste, in stark contrast to traditional liquid paints, where over-sprayed material is typically discarded. This high material utilisation rate reduces waste and overall material costs, creating a win-win situation for both manufacturers and the environment. Painting of aluminium would be more expensive as a result.
The energy consumption involved in powder coating is another area where environmental advantages are evident. Powder coating ovens operate at significantly lower temperatures compared to conventional curing ovens, resulting in substantial energy savings. Also, the curing time for powder-coated surfaces is shorter, further reducing energy use.
Powder coating provides a longer lifespan
The benefits are twofold when it comes to the longevity and durability of environmentally friendly powder-coated aluminium windows and doors. Firstly, the lifespan of these products is considerably extended, reducing the frequency of replacements and, thereby, the demand for new products. This directly contributes to conserving resources and reducing waste. Secondly, the environmentally friendly powder coating of architectural aluminium is highly resistant to weathering, chipping, and scratching when correctly applied by a professional applicator. This robustness results in less maintenance and repair work, which leads to lower resource consumption and less environmental impact over time.
Better recyclability of aluminium
In addition to these environmental advantages, environmentally friendly powder coating enhances aluminium’s recyclability. Unlike other coatings, powder coatings don’t hinder the recycling process of aluminium. Given that aluminium recycling requires just 5% of the energy needed to produce new aluminium, promoting its recyclability is a significant environmental boon.
Lastly, the aesthetic versatility of powder coating is noteworthy. A wide array of colours, textures, and finishes are available, allowing for greater design flexibility without the need for harmful paints and finishes. This enhances the sustainable use of aluminium windows and doors, as architects and homeowners can achieve their desired aesthetic without compromising on environmental responsibility.
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Quality coatings using modern processes, efficient factories and colour know-how. At Superior Paint and Powder Coatings, we coat our architectural aluminium in our modern factory with an eye on sustainability and the environment. Contact us today and see how we can help you with your project.