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POWDER COATING 2017-10-10T10:08:25+00:00

Project Description

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With our 60 foot powder coating oven and spray enclosure we have the largest powder coating equipment in Louisiana and the gulf coast region.

What is Powder Coating?

Powder coating is a dry finishing process that has become extremely popular since its introduction in North America in the 1960s. Representing over 15% of the total industrial finishing market, powder is used on a wide array of products. More and more companies specify powder coatings for a high-quality, durable finish, allowing for maximized production, improved efficiencies, and simplified environmental compliance. Used as functional (protective) and decorative finishes, powder coatings are available in an almost limitless range of colors and textures, and technological advancements have resulted in excellent performance properties.

How Powder Coating Works

Powder coatings are based on polymer resin systems, combined with curatives, pigments, leveling agents, flow modifiers, and other additives. These ingredients are melt mixed, cooled, and ground into a uniform powder similar to baking flour. A process called electrostatic spray deposition (ESD) is typically used to achieve the application of the powder coating to a metal substrate. This application method uses a spray gun, which applies an electrostatic charge to the powder particles, which are then attracted to the grounded part. After application of the powder coating, the parts enter a curing oven where, with the addition of heat, the coating chemically reacts to produce long molecular chains, resulting in high cross-link density. These molecular chains are very resistant to breakdown. Powder coatings are easy to use, environmentally friendly, cost effective, and tough!

Durability of Powder Coating

Powder coating is already found on thousands of products that you come in contact with every day. From bulldozers and chainsaws to your coffee machine and child’s crib, powder coating protects the roughest, toughest machinery as well as the household parts that you depend on daily. It provides a more durable finish than liquid paints can offer, while still providing an attractive finish. Powder coated products are more resistant to diminished coating quality as a result of impact, moisture, chemicals, ultraviolet light, and other extreme weather conditions. In turn, this reduces the risk of scratches, chipping, abrasions, corrosion, fading, and other wear issues.

The result of choosing a powder coated product is that it will have the most attractive, durable, high-quality finish available.

The powder coating process itself offers another advantage – it is environmentally friendly and virtually pollution-free! Unlike liquid paint, no solvents are used in powder coating, so only negligible amounts of VOCs are released into the air. In addition, unused or oversprayed powder can be recovered, so any waste is minimal and can be disposed of easily and safely. Choose powder coating and do your part to preserve the environment.

At NIKO we use 2 dustless blasters to efficiently and safely sandblast any metal parts from sheet metal to structural steel. If it’s an old car body or 3in thick steel we have the capabilities to take it down to bare metal. Even if it has powder coating on it we can get it off!

What is the Dustless Blaster?

The Dustless Blaster works by mixing water and abrasive inside the blast tank. By introducing water we’re drastically increasing the mass and energy the machine is putting out while eliminating dust. Imagine throwing a handful of dry sand versus throwing a handful of wet sand. Which one is going to have a more significant impact on the target? Not only will the wet sand hit the target harder, but it won’t disintegrate and become a cloud of dust like the dry sand will. This is the very simple principle behind Dustless Blasting. The Dustless Blasting system has the following advantages over the old, outdated dry blasting method:

Since water is used, will it cause rust?

We use a specially formulated rust inhibitor to prevent flash rust for up to 48 hours. This extremely effective rust inhibitor is added to prevent flash rust during blasting, and then used to rinse after blasting is complete.

NIKO has blasting material such as garnet, crushed glass, sand, and other specialty products to remove paint or powder coat from most substrates. All blasting jobs are priced with an iron phosphate coating after blasting is complete.

Blasting price does not include tear down or disassembly, must request extra services. Priced on an hourly rate depending on difficulty.

COATING OPTIONS (Samples Available)

  • 60′ x 12′ x 12′ oven and spray enclosure
  • (2) 30′ x 12′ x 12′ ovens and spray enclosures
  • 6′ x 6′ x 6′ oven and spray enclosure
  • Lifting capacity of 20,000lbs
  • AAMA 2603, 2604 and 2605
  • ROHS Compliant
  • MIL-P-53022
  • MIL-P-53030
  • Graffiti resistant
  • FDA approved powder coatings
  • CARC powder coating
  • (FBE) Fusion Bonded Epoxy powder coating
  • Architectural
  • Industrial Parts
  • Agricultural
  • Telecommunications
  • Automotive
  • Medical Industry
  • Construction
  • Aluminum Extrusions
  • Ornamental Iron
  • Fence
  • Aircraft Industry
  • Sporting Goods
  • Manufactured Parts
  • Lawn and Garden
  • Marine Industry
  • Patio Furniture
  • Auto Racing

Or anything metal you can bring us

Stock Colors – We stock a wide range of high quality standard colors. These colors are always on hand and available for a quick turn time. Our standard pricing is based on stock colors.

  • Blue RAL 5003
  • Red RAL  3011
  • White RAL 9003
  • Green RAL 6009
  • Silver RAL 7004
  • Tan RAL 1019
  • Safety Yellow RAL 1018
  • RAL 9006
  • Gloss black
  • Satin black
  • Flat black
  • Purple Wave (LSU purple)
  • Architectural Bronze
  • Medium bronze metallic

Epoxy Primer Nap Gard 7-2500

Special Order Colors – If you cannot find what you are looking for in our stock colors, you can come in and take a look at additional charts and panels. For an additional charge, we can order the color of your choice and have it in house usually within 1 to 3 days.


Custom Order Colors
 – For those hard to match colors that can not be found in our stock or special order colors, custom order powders can be created. Provide NIKO with a swatch of the color you are looking for and we will have it custom matched with the desired gloss level. Custom colors have a 10 day lead time. Or click here to view custom color options.

We offer to ship coated product from our plant to your final customer to eliminate excess freight and administrative charges for our customers. If this includes special packaging or wrapping, we can do it. If it requires special labeling, we can do it. If it requires final paperwork, we can do it. We want to help you be efficient and look good for your customer. Ask how we can help.

NIKO will pick up and deliver any size job with our fleet of trucks and trailers. We’ll even work with other logistical companies to handle oversized loads or long distances.

TESTIMONIALS

The NIKO family provided top notch service, the quality, fit, and finish came out phenomenal. We have received nothing but complements on the completed project.  Hardline Fabrications looks forward to working with NIKO in the future!

Michael DeVun - Owner, Hardline Fabrication

Niko Industries and their staff, Paul and Wes, were great to work with-professional and prompt. The eleven custom outdoor cushions they made for my deck are beautiful and I believe are well made. I recommend them.

Donald - New Orleans

Thanks for the quality powder coating work. It is spot on!

Austin - Denham Springs

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