LPF High Performance Coatings is an applicator of specialty coatings for industrial and manufacturing (OEM’s) operations. Our number one goal is to become a seamless extension of our customer’s operations that offers them all of the services and benefits of an in house coatings operation; but without the overhead and management risks. We help our clients develop the coatings criteria and standards they need.
Highly diversified, LPF’s capabilities for applying most of the coatings available, translates into an equally diverse range of options for our clients.
WHAT IS POWDER COATING?
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. The powder used for the 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 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.
Powder coating is different from painting. There are no liquids or solvents. Therefore, it is the ultimate coating for environmental friendliness. Being dry, the powder overspray can be reclaimed for very high application efficiency. It uses heat to convert its state from a powder to a continuous film.
The powder coating materials are basically plastics that have been ground into a fine powder. The coating powder is formulated with plastic resins, pigments, flow agents and other special ingredients to provide the desired characteristics of the coating film.
ADVANTAGES OF USING POWDER COATING
Powder coating gives consumers, businesses, and industry one of the most economical, longest-lasting, and most color-durable quality finishes available. Powder coated surfaces are more resistant to chipping, scratching, fading, and wearing than other finishes. Color selection is virtually unlimited with high and low gloss, metallic, and clear finishes available. Colors stay bright and vibrant longer.
The powder coating process itself offers another advantage—it’s environmentally friendly—virtually pollution free! Powder coating is highly protective of our environment. While liquid finishes contain solvents which have pollutants known as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), powder coating contains no solvents and releases negligible amounts, if any, of VOCs into the atmosphere. Thus, there is no longer a need for finishers to buy costly pollution control equipment.
It’s tough. It looks great. Powder coating is a superior finish that’s found on hundreds of products you come in contact with each day. It makes products durable, attractive, and scratch-resistant.
We have locations in both Kansas and Missouri!
- 2 automated production lines
- 3 stage wash line
- 5 stage wash line
- Automated and manual gun operations
- 4 Batch lines
- Large or small we can handle it all!