The powder coating industry is rapidly expanding. As manufacturers, retailers, designers, architects and consumers find new ways to use this environmentally friendly technique, the demand for powder coating systems and powder coating supplies has skyrocketed. Many powder coating equipment suppliers are entering the market, so if you're thinking of starting a powder coating business, or are responsible for purchasing powder coating systems or supplies for your company, you should know your options before you buy.
Powder coating equipment distributors offer several choices. If you're in the market for a complete system, one-stop shopping is available. Perhaps you just need a replacement oven or other single powder coating tool. How about equipment you can simply pick up and use on the item you want to powder coat? Powder coating supply companies can offer you one or more of the following:
1. Turnkey powder coating systems, including batch systems and conveyor systems.
2. Individual powder coat equipment, ovens, powder booths, powder coat tools and powder coat supplies for your business.
3. Portable powder coating equipment.
Take a hands-on training class on powder coating toolsImmerse yourself in all aspects of the industry with a hands-on class. These classes, provided by suppliers who are eager to sell powder coat equipment, can be an invaluable way to gain critical knowledge. You'll not only learn about pretreatment, powder application and all the powder coating tools and powder coating supplies you'll need, but you may also pick up insights into quality control, environmental concerns, job costing and marketing.
Hire your own expert in powder coating systemsA consultant with extensive experience in the powder coating industry can be a smart investment. Consultants can help you buy equipment and supplies, set up your shop, ensure compliance with EPA and OSHA regulations, help you price projects to maximize profit and even help train your employees.
Think outside the oven: portable power coat equipmentTraditional powder coating uses ovens to cure the coating. This requires that items must both fit in the oven and be able to withstand the oven's temperature. New portable systems offer ways to get around these requirements, and may suit your needs better. Lightweight and relatively simple to use, they can coat almost any material and are significantly cheaper to operate. Portable systems can be up and running on site quickly. You can also use a portable system alongside your traditional powder coating system to expand your options.
- Check out used powder coating equipment and powder coating tools. Many powder coating suppliers offer refurbished equipment at substantial savings.