“Can you powder coat on SMC? If so, then I would like info on the process.”
“There are two ways to powder coat SMC (Sheet Molded Compounds). One is in-mold coating when the part is made. The other is coating the part on a traditional system after it is made.
We have participated in projects that used both methods. If you are not the actual manufacturer of the parts then you would be interested in the second method. SMC products are cleaned and dried prior to being heated to approx. 250 degrees F. They are then sprayed with the choice of powder coating and cured using high intensity IR. It helps if the powder coating is low-cure.”