Powder Coatings Designed to Look Like Anodized Metal
Sherwin-Williams’ Powdura 4000 Anodite deliver smooth, ultra-matte, powder-coated finish using mica pigments.
Sherwin-Williams’ Powdura 4000 Anodite powder coatings are a collection of colors designed to look like anodized metal surfaces, while delivering a smooth, ultra-matte, powder-coated finish and are available as part of a 12-color collection.
The coatings are said to have a built-in, durable TGIC-free technology for long-term resistance against the weather. According to the company, the use of mica pigments mimics anodized finishes and can provide an anodized look in a one-coat application with no clearcoat. The company says that the coatings can be repaired, applied to more than aluminum, and have greater color consistency between parts. Other benefits are said to include consistent colors, reduced process times and improved weatherability over anodized metals.
The coatings are said to be suitable for manufacturers of windows, doors, stairwells, handrails, wall panels, benches, lighting and other high-traffic areas to meet AAMA performance standards.
To assist architects, specifiers and applicators in understanding the benefits and differences between the different Powdura products, the company offers a series of product selection tools that include product and color guides, fan decks, color cards and stock product color panel samples.
Question: What methods are available for removing cured powder coatings, and what are the pros and cons of these methods?
I am an engineer on a large yacht build project and urgently need information and advice on choosing a finish for the aluminum deck plates in the engine room.
Question: I’ve been told that a powder coated part cannot be “touched-up.” I have some patio furniture that I had powder coated and the powder coating shop that did the work for me stripped the threads in holes used to rack the part.