Here at Riverside Coatings Ltd our mission is simple; provide you with proper powder coating and shot blasting.
We are a growing company based in Castleford (West Yorkshire) offering a bespoke powder coating and shot blasting service. Our 5m curing oven, along with our custom-built Autowash machine, allows us to be able to powder coat most metal items - from gates to small parts in a range of substrates.
What is powder coating?
"Powder coatings may be described as 100% solid paint which comprises a homogeneous blend of polymers, pigments and additives produced in the form of a fine powder. The powder is applied, most commonly, by means of a spray gun that imparts an electrical charge on the powder particles and directs them towards the object to be coated. The object is then subjected to heat which causes the powder to melt, flow out and form a tough, coherent film.
Powder coatings may be thermoplastic or thermosetting. Thermosetting powders undergo chemical cross-linking when heated and will not melt again under heat; whereas thermoplastic powders use heat to melt and re-solidify and do not crosslink."
This sector includes:
BCF (British Coatings Federation)
Why powder coat?
Powder coating is environmentally friendly, is more durable than liquid paint, and has an attractive appearance and finish. Powder coated products are more resistant to scratches, corrosion, colour fading and weather conditions, and there is also a wide range of colours, glosses and textures to choose from.
Here at Riverside Coatings we only use branded powder coats from suppliers such as AkzoNobel Interpon, Thermaset and Axalta. For our range of colours please see our RAL Colour Chart*. Other colours & finishes, with differing levels of longevity, are available and are ordered in at request.
*Note not all RAL colours are stocked - chart is for reference only and is not representative of final finish. Please request samples for specific requirements before placing an order.
Here at Riverside Coatings we use a 2 & 4 stage pre-treatment process for galvanised steel and aluminium. Our Autowash machine uses zinc phosphate to treat galvanised steel in a process which is brand-new to the powder coating industry, as well as being recognised by AkzoNobel. This etches the galvanised steel/aluminium so that it is ready to be coated.
Our powder coating process complies with the British Standard for polyester coatings on galvanised steel (BS EN 13438), which specifies the multi-stage chemical pre-treatment of:
We use a 200 litre Redline Blast Pot in our large shot blasting cabinet. This allows us to be able to strip back metal that has already been coated, such as old iron gates and railings, as well as key mild steel. As well as this we also have a small blast cabinet for component parts and smaller items that require a less-abrasive media.