Environmental Credentials

Environmental Credentials

Powder coating has a low environmental impact for several reasons:

  • It is a dry powder, requiring no solvents, unlike wet spray paints.
  • No solvents mean the powder emits zero or negligible volatile organic compounds (VOCs).VOCs have high vapour pressures that can be harm to human health when released into the air.
  • Powder coatings contain no halogens or heavy metals.
  • Powder coating is a factory-controlled application so there is no on-site impact.
  • The process takes place in a sealed booth. Any powder that is over-sprayed is collected, filtered and re-used.
  • No hazardous waste - latest technologies ensure that up to 95% of what is sprayed adheres to the metal. The little that is left over is safely disposed as an inert powder.
  • Powder coating does not affect the recyclability of metals.
  • When PWF is used with aluminium, the appearance of wood can be achieved without destroying any forests.
  • Powder coatings can impart many different appearances to aluminium as our Finishes and Collections describe. This means that highly abundant and recyclable aluminium is used instead of more scarce resources

We are proud of our commitment to protecting the environment and working towards a sustainable future.

See our Environmental Policy

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