As many articles on powder coating start out, it is an organic finish that is separated into two chemical categories: thermoset and thermoplastic. We all know that thermoset is the most common powder coating considered to be thin but hard. Conversely, thermoplastic always goes unrecognized as it is expensive and difficulty to apply before. And this article will give you some suggestions that you should reevaluate thermoplastic with technical improvements and cost reduction nowadays.
But why do we pay much attention to thermoplastic powder coatings? The answer is "performance". Thermoplastic powder coatings have incomparable performance that traditional thermoset cannot reach. But we are not saying the thermoset powder coating should go out the competition and be replaced by thermoplastic powders. They have different features to suit different applications. Here we list a detail comparison that may help you know more about these two powder coatings.
From above aspects, we come to a conclusion that these two powder coatings have both pros and cons. And here we list the detail properties of these two powder coatings as shown in the following table.
So if your application requires a high-performance powder coating such as those provide 5000 hours salt spray protection, 10 years of UV resistance and excellent impact resistance, just shake off traditional thermoset type and start to brave the new world of thermoplastic powder coatings. We believe they will not let you down. Come on in, the water's fine!
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