There are many types of liquid coatings used as industrial decorative surfaces. Coatings can be water or solvent-based, and chemistry advancements continue to provide increases in performance of both types. Both families of coatings are used in finishing cabinets and furniture, exterior siding, millwork, trim, flooring and fixtures.
The popularity of powder coating has continued to grow as an industrial finishing system. Initially developed as an alternative way to coat metal, the advantages of this evolving technology have made powder coating the fastest growing industrial finish for metal in the world. Powder coatings are used on appliances, machinery, furniture and fixtures. The powder coating process significantly reduces waste, with nearly 95% transfer efficiency and low VOC emissions.