Fusion Bonded Epoxy

Denver Powder Coating

We are offering the Fusion Bonded Epoxy Coating… Product (3M ScotchKoat 134)

What is this process?

Fusion-bond epoxy powder coating, often referred to simply as FBE coating, is a type of protective coating used primarily on pipelines and steel structures that are exposed to harsh environmental conditions. It is a thermosetting coating that is applied to metal surfaces to provide corrosion protection and improve the longevity of the coated material. Here are some key characteristics and features of fusion-bond epoxy powder coating:

  1. Corrosion Protection: FBE coating is known for its excellent corrosion resistance properties. It forms a durable barrier that protects metal surfaces from rust and corrosion caused by exposure to moisture, chemicals, and other corrosive substances.

  2. Application Process: The application of FBE coating involves electrostatically spraying a dry powder onto the preheated metal surface. The heat causes the powder to melt and fuse with the metal, forming a continuous, tough, and adherent coating.

  3. Thickness Control: The thickness of the FBE coating can be controlled during the application process, ensuring uniform coverage and protection across the entire surface.

  4. High Temperature Resistance: FBE coatings can withstand high temperatures, making them suitable for pipelines and equipment exposed to elevated temperatures, such as those used in the oil and gas industry.

  5. Chemical Resistance: It provides resistance to various chemicals, making it suitable for use in industrial settings where exposure to chemicals is a concern.

  6. Impact Resistance: FBE coatings also offer good impact resistance, which is important for applications where the coated surface may be subject to mechanical stress.

  7. Environmental Benefits: FBE coatings are considered environmentally friendly as they contain no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and release minimal hazardous emissions during the curing process.

  8. Common Applications: Fusion-bond epoxy powder coating is commonly used for the corrosion protection of pipelines in the oil and gas industry, water distribution systems, and structural steel components in various industries.

Fusion-bond epoxy powder coating is valued for its ability to provide long-lasting corrosion protection to metal surfaces, particularly in demanding environments. It plays a crucial role in extending the service life of infrastructure and equipment while reducing maintenance costs