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Powder Coating VS Paint — What's The Difference?


What's The Difference?

A Breakdown of Powder Coating vs. Liquid Paint

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Powder Coating VS Paint — What's The Difference?


What's The Difference?

A Breakdown of Powder Coating vs. Liquid Paint

View our prices.

 

FASTER CURING, NO RUNNING, NO VOC’S, NO SOLVENTS

Our vision at Cadillac Coatings is to provide our customers with as near perfect product and as near perfect service as is humanly possible - and to do so at the lowest possible cost to them and to the environment. 

Excellence of Finish

Our top priority is to provide the highest possible quality on every single project. We conduct elaborate tests before every production run to ensure best adhesion and finish. Each finished piece is individually checked and strict adherence to Cadillac Coatings Canada Inc. quality control standards is maintained.
 

Environmental Awareness

Green! Our unmatched and unwavering commitment to the environment allowed us to design a completely environment friendly process. Our coating process has no off-gases, no VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds), no HAPs (Hazardous Air Pollutants) and produces no hazardous materials of any kind.
 

Energy Savings

Cadillac Coatings Canada Inc. automated coating process allows it to save energy on every aspect of production and thus results in a smaller carbon footprint than any other coating process in the industry.
 

Efficiency

Our process is extremely efficient, taking as little as five minutes from start to stacking. The process operates at approximately 10 feet per minute and does not require additional curing time; touch-up, refinishing or special handling. Almost 98% of sprayed powder is collected and re-used.
 

Economy

With the increased durability of powder coating, high volume output capacity and a highly efficient and economical process, Cadillac Coatings Canada Inc. is able to pass more savings and value to its customers.

 
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AAMA 2604 Standard Requirements


Cloverdale Paint Confirms XP Powder Meets AAMA 2604 Standard Requirements

AAMA 2604 Standard Requirements


Cloverdale Paint Confirms XP Powder Meets AAMA 2604 Standard Requirements

AAMA 2604 Standard Requirements - A Letter From Cloverdale Paint Inc.

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It is Cloverdale Paint’s opinion, based on internal testing and information from our polymer and pigment suppliers that Spectrum XP powders, in the gloss range of 50% at the 60 degree angle and above, using the approved ‘AAMA pigment set’; and applied over properly cleaned and primed substrate will meet the requirements of AAMA 2604.

Please be advised of the following results of internal testing:


Section 8.2 Specular Gloss – The internal quality requirement for gloss is to meet the customer’s mid-specification gloss requirement ± 5 gloss units. This exceeds the gloss requirement of ± 5 gloss units over the entire gloss range.


Section 8.3 Dry Film Hardness – Spectrum XP powders pass “H” pencil hardness; exceeding the requirement of “F”.


Section 8.4 Film Adhesion – Film adhesion is dependent on substrate cleanliness. On properly cleaned and prepared substrate Spectrum XP powders pass all three conditions of test (Dry Adhesion, Wet Adhesion, Boiling Water Adhesion) with 100% adhesion; meeting the AAMA 2604 requirement.


Section 8.5 Impact Resistance – Spectrum XP powders pass Cloverdale’s standard conditions of test, 100 inch-pounds forward and reverse impact with no cracking or adhesion loss. This testing is done over either 20 or 24 gauge steel panels. Under these conditions of test the steel is deformed 3.5 mm using the 20 gauge panels and 4.0-4.5 mm using the 24 gauge panels. This exceeds the AAMA 2604 requirement of 3.0 mm or greater deflection without adhesion loss (minor cracking allowed).


Section 8.6 Abrasion Resistance – Spectrum XP powders display excellent Taber abrasion resistance. Based on this it is expected that they will meet the falling sand abrasion requirement of the AAMA 2604 standard.


Section 8.7 Chemical Resistance – Spectrum XP powders have been tested against muriatic acid using a one hour exposure spot test with no change in hardness or appearance. They meet the 15 minute requirement of the AAMA 2604 standard. Detergent Resistance and Window Cleaner Resistance have also been tested and meet the requirements of the standard. Both the mortar resistance and nitric acid resistance portions of the test are yet to be completed.


Section 8.8 Corrosion Resistance – Humidity and Corrosion resistance are strongly dependent on the substrate’s cleanliness and preparation.
Spectrum XP powders have been tested over various properly prepared ferrous and non-ferrous substrates. With at least 1.5 mils of a Cloverdale approved primer (above any blast profile) the XP powder topcoats will meet the 3,000 hour humidity and corrosion requirements. No blistering is seen with humidity exposure; the corrosion rating is ‘7 – 8’.


Section 8.9 Weathering – Based on our supplier information on the exceptional durability of the polymer and crosslinker used in the Spectrum XP powders; and the recommendations of our pigment suppliers as to the weather durability of the various pigments available the Spectrum XP powders using the ‘AAMA pigment set’ are expected to meet or exceed the color retention, chalk resistance, gloss retention and resistance to erosion requirements of the AAMA 2604 specification.