You might be surprised to learn that powder coating is not harmful to the environment. Contrary to industrial paint, powder coating has a minimal environmental impact while also being less harmful to human health.
Negligible Volatile Organic Compounds
Powder coating contains negligible amounts of volatile organic compounds. Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are a significant threat to the environment. These contain carbons that act as air pollutants and damage the ozone layer. Industrial paint leaches VOCs into the surrounding air and atmosphere, with a majority being off-gassed during application. Paint continues to seep VOCs into the air for years after, but this isn’t a concern with powder coating. The environmental impact of powder coating is nearly non-existent when it comes to VOCs.
No Hazardous Waste
Paint uses solvents that create hazardous waste. Disposing of this waste is difficult and expensive, so of course, it doesn’t always get disposed of properly. This is a major problem for the environment, and it’s also a health hazard. Powder coating doesn’t use solvents or any harmful chemicals, so it doesn’t produce hazardous waste. Powder coating actually doesn’t produce much waste at all, making it very environmentally friendly.
No Shelf Life
Industrial paint only has a shelf life of 2 years when stored properly. Unfortunately, this means excess paint has to be tossed out if it doesn’t get used. This creates a lot of waste that isn’t a problem when you’re using powder coating. The environmental impact is minimized because powder coating doesn’t have a shelf life. When stored properly, powder coating remains usable indefinitely.
Contact Frank T. today to learn more about the powder coating process!
If you have more questions, Frank is ready to answer them! With over a decade of experience in the coating industry, Frank knows what it takes to create a lasting finish. He’s known across the country, and his impressive work has been featured on the Discovery Channel. When you ask for a professional in powder coating, you’ll probably be directed to Frank’s workshop. Whether you’re in Rockville, MD, or outside of the Maryland area, Frank can help! Give him a call or text at 301-798-9952 and get started on coating your project.