Our in-mold powder coating process applies a specially formulated powder-coat paint to any FRP part by applying the powder in the mold using an electrostatic charge. This process takes place immediately before introducing the composite material into the mold. This allows the powder to cure and bond to the material, as the material forms and cures, creating a superior bond between the coating and SMC material.
Our variety of in-mold powder coatings function as substrate porosity fillers and sealers, as well as providing parts with high UV protection, preventing fading and provides a uniform, high quality surface. In-mold powder coating reduces steps in the manufacturing process, driving costs down and creating quicker lead times. Our process also improves the environmental impact by eliminating multiple priming, painting and finishing steps. The powder base also emits very few fumes compared to the liquid spray alternative.
Some examples of in-molded powder coated products include:
- Detectable warning tiles
- Comoldco’s proprietary line of anti-slip stair treads, ComposiGrip
- Auto parts
- Institutional furniture