Many Houston residents care about protecting the environment. However, those who use wet paint as a form of metal coating may not know the negative effects that paint can pose for the ecosystem. The other option to paint is powder coating, and it always comes down to the same question. Is powder coating sustainable? At Cutting Edge Powder Coating, we know you want to feel good about the process you choose to coat your materials in, so we’ve outlined some of the top environmental benefits of choosing powder coating:
Volatile organic compounds, also known as VOCs, are a side effect of traditional wet paint that, unfortunately, is not beneficial for the environment. As wet paint ages over time, it releases these VOCs into the air, leading to potential health problems for anyone breathing in the contaminated air. Powder coating gives Houston, Texas, residents a VOC-free alternative to coat their metal materials. During the entire powder coating process, no VOCs are released, making this a great option for those wanting to contribute to a cleaner, healthier air.
- No Hazardous Waste
In order to fix any mistakes with wet paint, a solvent is often used. While this may not seem like a concern, it can have a detrimental effect on the environment. More often than not, these solvents release hazardous fumes into the air when used, meaning each mistake with wet paint causes further damage to the ecosystem. Fortunately, any mistakes with powder coating can be easily and safely addressed. All that is required is compressed air to wipe away the mistake, making this form of metal coating a much better environmental alternative to wet paint.
- 3-R Approved
Those wanting to help protect the environment are typically very familiar with the “Three R’s:” reduce, reuse, and recycle. Powder coating uses less waste and can be reused, or “recycled”, for later use. Powder coating’s precise application process requires less product than the process of traditional paint coatings with no paint. Additionally, an excess powder that did not stick to your materials during the curing process can be collected, gathered, and safely used on another object.
- Exceeds Environmental Regulations
Typically, both powder coating and the tools used to apply it exceed environmental regulation standards. This is because powder coating is classified as non-toxic due to the lack of VOCs released into the air. While each state has different environmental regulations, powder coating materials typically are considered environmentally friendly when compared to wet paint.
For those who want an environmentally friendly alternative to wet paint, powder coating is the perfect option. At Cutting Edge Powder Coating, we specialize in coating your most valuable metal materials. Give us a call at (281) 501-3494 for a free quote or request one online at https://cuttingedgepowdercoating.com/request-a-quote/.