If you're in the market for a high-quality powder coating solution, you may have heard of Rilsan® Powder Coatings. These coatings are known for their superior quality, durability, and versatility, making them a popular choice across a range of industries.
What are Rilsan® Fine Powders?
Rilsan® fine powders from Arkema are a type of renewably sourced, bio-based thermoplastic powder coating used to protect and enhance the surface of metal parts and components. These coatings are made from a unique polymer known as polyamide 11, which is derived from renewable castor oil. Polyamide 11 is a highly durable, long-lasting material resistant to chemicals, abrasion, and harsh impact, making it an ideal coating material for various applications.
Why Use Rilsan® Fine Powder Coatings?
Rilsan® fine powders offer a range of features and benefits that make them a popular choice for industrial and commercial applications. Some of the key advantages of Rilsan® powder coatings including the following:
Durability: Rilsan® powder coatings are highly durable and resistant to impact, abrasion, scratching, staining and even harsh chemicals.
Flexibility: Rilsan® powder coatings have a high level of flexibility, allowing them to bend and flex without cracking or peeling. Ideal for parts subject to constant movement or vibration.
Aesthetics: Rilsan® powder coatings offer a range of color options and finishes, including matte, gloss, and metallic. This allows for a high level of customization and flexibility in design.
Sustainability: Rilsan® fine powders are made from renewable, bio-based castor oil and are free from VOCs (volatile organic compounds), making them an environmentally friendly option.
Performance: Rilsan® powder coatings offer excellent adhesion to metal surfaces and provide a consistent, high-quality finish that is resistant to chipping, flaking, and fading.
Rilsan® powder coatings can be applied to metal surfaces using a variety of methods including electrostatic spray, fluidized bed and more.
Electrostatic spray application is a process where the powder coating is electrically charged and then sprayed onto a prepared metal surface. The powder particles are attracted to the metal and quickly adhere to the surface, forming a uniform and continuous coating layer. The coated parts are then cured in an oven at high temperatures, which causes the powder particles to melt and fuse to form a solid, durable coating that protects the component from corrosion, scratching, staining and more. Learn More about Electrostatic Spray Application Here ►
Fluidized bed dip coating is another application process to adhere the thermoplastic powders to the surface of a pre-treated metal part. Metal components are heated prior to the initial coating and then passed into a vessel full of the thermoplastic powders suspended via continuous air flow. This liquid-like collection of powder adheres to component surfaces and results in a consistent coating thickness, even on complex metal pieces. Learn More about Fluidized Bed Application Here ►