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Chapter 3- Economic Advantages (eChapter from User's Guide to Powder Coating, Fourth Edition)


Author(s)/Editor(s): Nicholas Liberto PE
Published By:
SME

Published: 02/28/2003
Product ID:
BK03PUB1_E_CH-3
ISBN:
978-1-62104-046-0

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Energy and labor cost reductions, high operating efficiencies, and environmental safety factors are advantages of powder coating systems that attract more and more finishers. Great cost savings can be found in each of these areas. When compared with liquid-coating systems, powder-coating systems have several obvious and significant economic advantages. There are also many advantages that may not appear significant by themselves but, when collectively considered, contribute substantially to cost savings. Although this chapter will try to cover all the cost advantages of powder coating, each individual application must be analyzed in light of its particular needs, and appropriate cost advantages must be adapted to the situation. The specific areas covered relative to the economic advantages of powder-coating systems are: energy savings, labor-cost savings, high operating efficiencies, capital costs, environmental factors, and plant safety. There are many economic advantages of powder coating that should be considered. The individual requirements and needs for each powder coating application often can involve a different emphasis on each considered area, be it energy, labor, operating efficiency, environment, or safety