What are the effects of an O2 rich environment on powder coating? Is there any possibility of combustion when powder coating comes into contact with liquid oxygen? S. L.
Powder coatings, once cured, are pretty much inert and non-reactive compounds. They will not catch fire in liquid oxygen without a source of ignition. However, they will be very brittle, considering that liquid oxygen is about –200°C (-430°F) and would likely shatter under the slightest mechanical force.