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Eco-Friendly Metal Finishing: Powder Coating

Eco-Friendly Metal Finishing: Powder Coating

Are you looking for an eco-friendly metal finishing option? If you answered yes, then you should consider powder coating. Powder coating has a plethora of features that make it a top tier choice for all kinds of finishing applications; one such feature is its “green” nature. Powder coating is a lot better for the environment than many metal finishing alternatives.

Powder Coating and Air Pollution

One major reason powder coating is considered eco-friendly is because it doesn’t contribute to air pollution. Many other finishing options, like paint, contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are eventually released into the air. When VOCs are released, they cause damage to the ozone layer. Powder coating does not emit VOCs, which means it doesn’t cause air pollution by releasing toxic fumes into the environment.

 Powder Coating and Hazardous Waste

In addition to producing VOCs, wet paint produces a lot of hazardous waste, because it often requires reworks that involve solvents. These solvents produce harmful fumes while in use, and then need to be disposed of (at which point they are considered hazardous waste). Retouching powder coating does not require any harsh chemicals, and since its inert on its own, the powder coating process does not produce any hazardous waste.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

During the powder coating process, there is always some powder that fails to adhere to the surface. Rather than being thrown out, this excess powder can be reclaimed and used again later. Therefore, powder coating is a good choice for anyone concerned about unnecessary waste. If you want to learn more about eco-friendly metal finishing, contact Secoa Metal Finishing at (706) 383-2893 or We provide a range of metal finishing services, including powder coating, in Georgia. We look forward to hearing from you.