Architectural Powder Coating
Nowhere else are the benefits of architectural powder coating more evident than on the thousands of commercial, industrial, government, residential, historic and institutional buildings around the world.
For over 30 years, metal powder coating has been the finish of choice for a superior, more colorful, longer lasting and more durable finish.
Powder coating is specified because of its durability, scratch resistance, gloss retention, weatherability, resistance to chalking, the unlimited range of colors, finishes, glosses and textures. An environmentally friendly finishing process, powder coat metal finishing meets AAMA specifications. This makes powder coating an important part of a sustainable or green building project that incorporates low-emitting products. Virtually any part and any product in your next project might lend itself to powder coating including metal and aluminum composites. Powder coating offers advantages over liquid paint, anodizing, PVDF and Kynar500®.
It’s Easy Being Green
Powder coating has many advantages for architectural applications. Today’s hot trend in architecture is sustainable buildings and low-emitting products. Two major certification programs are gaining importance for all who are interested in creating a better, “greener” built environment.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is committed to promoting “green buildings,” which are designed, constructed and operated to boost environmental, economic, health and productivity performance over conventional buildings. This effort is spearheaded by the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program.
The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) promotes the use of low-emitting products and materials to improve public health and quality of life by creating better indoor air quality (IAQ). The GREENGUARD Certification Program establishes independent standards and tests products and materials. Manufacturers voluntarily submit products and materials for testing and rating so architects and designers have access to resources that are “green.”