Jun 10, 2016 0 comment

“I currently spray 0.75 mil of an inorganic zinc powder with a potassium silicate liquid onto wheel abraded steel plate that is rolled horizontally through the paint booth at 14 ft a minute. The zinc particles are between 6 and 8 microns. I was wondering if this application can be done using a dry powder? I have also heard of a flame coating system. Would this be a possibility and do you have more information on it?”

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“All the equipment used in the powder coating industry is not made to spray powdered metals. Powdered metals will short the gun’s charging system and wear the feed system in a short time. Sorry, but you will have to go to another industry to find equipment to be used with these materials.”

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