Powder Coating FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) About Decoral
WHAT IS DECORAL SYSTEM?
Decoral is a custom finish coating system able to apply any finish, such as realistic wood grains, marble/granite effects and any other photographic images on almost any material, such as aluminum, steel, iron, plastic, PVC, MDF, glass etc. with different shapes.
HOW DECORAL SYSTEM WORKS?
The products are initially painted (with powder coating or wet paints). A transfer film, printed with special inks, is applied over the products with a tight contact. The products are then loaded inside a specific machine which under pressure and temperature is able to vaporize the inks which penetrate inside the paint layer previously applied.
The products are then taken out from the powder coating machine and the exhausted films easily removed. At this point the products are completely decorated and ready for shipment.
No extra protection coating is required.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENTS AND MATERIALS FOR THE SYSTEM
For Decoral System the following raw materials and equipments are required:
Conventional powder or wet coating plant
Coating products made and supplied by Decoral
Transfer films made and supplied by Decoral
Decoration plant made and supplied by Decoral
WHAT DOES DECORAL SYSTEM PROVIDE?
Decoral provides the service throughout the network of our licensees or we can supply the powder coating turnkey plants and know-how with the necessary raw powder coating materials (powder coating and transfer films).
WHICH ARE THE WARRANTIES?
Decoral finish is guaranteed from 5 to 15 years depending on the type of Decoral powder coating used and selected pattern.
DECORAL IS USED ON AN INCREASING VARIETY OF PRODUCTS
ARCHITECTURAL: windows, doors, garage doors, railing, fencing, decking, shutters, louvers, awning, thresholds, ceiling tiles, etc.
FURNITURE: office, patio, metal cabinets, bar table-chairs, lockers, closet doors, etc
STORE FIXTURE: shelves, racks, display cabinets, signage, stanchions, wall frames, etc
APPLIANCES: refrigerator doors, trash cans, wall hand dryers, appliance handles, etc
TRANSPORTATION: bicycles, motorcycle parts, wheels, car dashes, ATV chassis etc
VARIOUS: metal caskets, fire extinguishers, knee braces, keys, locks, A/C grills, radiators, barbecue grills, etc
CHARACTERISTICS OF DECORAL POWDER COAT FINISH
Super-durable (UV resistant)
TGIC free (non toxic)
Reclaimable powders (99% reusable)
Many powder coat finishes available (over 200)
AVAILABLE PATTERNS (see Powder Coating Patterns)
150 Wood grain finishes (see powder coating wood)
30 Marble and granite effects
20 Fantasy patterns
Custom powder coat patterns available
HOW MUCH SPACE IS REQUIRED FOR A DECORAL POWDER COATING MACHINE?
Depending on the size of the powder coating machine, it might take from 500 to 2,500 sq. ft of space required.
WHERE CAN I FIND THE CLOSEST LICENSED APPLICATOR (JOB SHOP)
Let Decoral Systems be your one-stop-shop powder coating company for all your needs, resources and licensee locations. There are many licensed applicators all around the country, so please contact us and we will provide you the closest one.
WHAT IS THE PRODUCTION CAPACITY OF DECORAL POWDER COATING MACHINES?
We have different models of powder coating machines able to decorate products from 4x8 ft to 5 x 24 ft.
All of the powder coating booths are able to decorate flat and embossed sheets, extruded profiles, folded panels and 3dimensional objects.
HOW LONG HAS THE POWDER COATING TECHNOLOGY BEEN AROUND?
Our powder coating technology has been developed in Italy in the early ’90 and it has been introduced in North America market in 2005. It has now advanced to advanced powder coating by industry professionals, be sure to fully research and do your due diligence. There are over 500 licensees world wide.
CAN I SEND YOU A SAMPLE TO DECORATE?
Decoral is equipped with many demo machines, so we capable to decorate samples (free of charge) in order to let you appreciate and evaluate the Decoral finish on your powder coating designs.
Lead time for samples is normally 10-15 days.