The Environmentally Friendly Way to Paint
Powder coating, the alternative to wet spray painting, is widely known as the environmentally friendly way to paint. The process of powder coating contains no solvents, therefore creates negligible, if any, VOC emissions which helps combat air pollution.
Powder is not considered hazardous waste unlike other forms of coating such as liquid paint coatings. The process of powder coating eliminates toxic sludge and water that contaminates the earth. Powder coating also creates little in the form of material waste. Powder coating is a recognized finish by the LEEDs (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program.
Green Technology at Pacific Powder
We've carried the green mission of powder coating further within our company as well. Our whole shop floor was designed with green in mind. Our powder booths use 90% of powder material which eliminates waste from going into a landfill. Up to 98% of the powder overspray is collected and reclaimed for future use which creates a more efficient and economical form of coating.
Pacific Powder Coating utilizes energy efficient equipment and environmentally friendly processes in our shop whenever possible. Our plant lighting was retrofitted with the latest fluorescent technology to save electricity. We installed a waste water evaporation system which evaporate 100% of our companies waste water. Pacific Powder Coating no longer utilizes the county sewer. All equipment was built with premium efficiency motors.
We've even carried our green mission into the front office where we've purchased recycled office products for our management and office staff. We also recycle all used paper products. Green is a way of life at Pacific Powder Coating. We care about our environment and will continue to find ways to use earth's resources wisely.
The Green of Powder Coating
Powder coating is the dominant finishing trend and will continue to replace liquid finishing for environmental reasons. Unlike liquid finishing systems, powder coatings contain no solvents and emit no VOC's into the atmosphere. Environmental Protection Agency regulations have been a steady force in the move toward powder. One major element in expanding the market for powder coating was the implementation of stringent air pollution control over the past thirty years. Compliance with state and federal regulations is much easier with powder coating than other finishes. Powder is the environmentally friendly coating material now and for the future. When powder coating's reclaim or recycle feature is utilized, there is very little waste of any kind generated. The combination of these factors can dramatically reduce the costs associated with environmental compliance of a finishing system. Disposal costs for liquid paint over-spray have increased significantly and are projected to increase at an even faster rate in the future.