There are many finishing options for product manufacturers. Products may be coated to provide corrosion resistance, improve the appearance, or enhance the performance of items. Of the many finishes available to manufacturers, two similar finishing processes stand out. These are powder coating and electrophoretic deposition (EPD), sometimes referred to as e-coating. In this guide, we will introduce the similarities and differences between the two finishing options, helping you to decide which option is best for your specific finishing needs.
Powder Coating vs. E-Coating
Two of the most popular finishes available to manufacturers are powder coating and e-coating or EPD. While there are similarities between the two, each has its own unique processes and applications.
Powder coating is the process by which items are coated with a durable, attractive finish. Unlike wet painting methods, powder coating uses a dry pigment powder and an electrical current to coat metal substrates …