Being Green is Serious.
Environmental Advantages: The Clean Air Act of 1970 (U.S. Law) propelled powder coating processes to the forefront of the industry. By eliminating volatile organic compounds (VOCs), air pollution was reduced. To many major coating companies, The Clean Air Act signaled the end of solvent-based processes. Prior to that, the fluidized bed coating process was well established and though the electrostatic powder spray process had started to gain acceptance, powder coating processes in general were not widespread or commercially accepted.
Powder coating processes, especially electrostatic powder spray processes, are now universally accepted and specified as the Best Available Control Technology (BACT) to reduce air pollution. While powder coatings have many process and performance advantages over conventionally applied coatings, it is the ecologicaladvantages that advance their growth and acceptance.
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