The preferred brand of choice by most powder coating industries- used extensively throughout South Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and beyond, and the Indian Ocean Islands.
The VEDOC range of products are specifically formulated to meet the requirements of each of the following industries:
• Architectural Aluminium Profiles • General Aluminium • O.E. Alloy Wheels • Automotive O.E. Components • General Metal Industry • Appliances • Furniture • Industrial Racking & Shelving • Electrical Switchboard • Security • Chemical Resistant Applications • Pipe Coating • Decorative Effects
The History of Powder
Powder coating was invented in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s at a time when organic polymers were still being spray coated in powder form onto metallic bases. A German scientist developed the fluidised bed process and between 1958 and 1965, all powder coatings were processed by means of the fluidised bed application. Electrostatic processing of powder followed shortly after that. Since the early 1980’s powder coatings have developed worldwide, driven forward by continuous innovations pertaining to the available materials, an improvement of the knowledge coupled with advances in application technology.
Ferro recognised the advantages of powder coatings and entered the Southern African market in 1985 with VEDOC, Versatile Economical Durable Organic Coatings.
VEDOC has grown substantially over the years and is currently recognised as the leading brand in the powder coating industry.
Although a finish represents only one attribute of a coated part, it is the most visible and influential characteristic to the consumer. Powder coatings have a positive impact on the consumer, both directly and indirectly, and provide solutions to issues of public concern. Powder coatings have become the coating technology of choice for consumable goods from toolboxes, bicycles, office furniture, and lawn furniture to widespread markets such as appliance and automotive for the reasons listed below.
VEDOC quality: The unique rheological and application characteristics of VEDOC powder coatings provide superior consistency and uniformity of finish without sags, drips, runs, or bubbles. They provide extremely tough, durable films, enhancing the high quality, value-added image of consumer products. In general, the performance properties, such as impact resistance, flexibility, and corrosion resistance, of powder coatings are better than liquid paints. Powder coated parts resist cracking, peeling, and marring during handling and normal service use. In many cases, merchandise is specifically being advertised as “POWDER COATED” because of the quality image it projects.
The economics: Powder coatings are frequently a cost saving alternative to liquid paints with respect to energy savings, labour costs, rework costs, material usage, waste disposal, and overall line efficiency. The advantage to manufacturers and the consumers is a coated part with a superior quality finish at a reasonable cost.
Advantages of Powder Coating
Solvent free – no V.O.C. volatile organic compound, emission.
Low fire hazard risk.
Waste powder can be recycled.
Increased durability of finishes on the final product.
Superior corrosion resistance acting as a barrier to corrosive chemicals and moisture.
Superior chemical resistance.
Superior heat resistance when specifically developed for elevated temperatures.
Superior abrasion resistance for applications such as office furniture.
Powders can be formulated to withstand high impact, example: lawn mowers and automotive components.
Advantages of Ferro Powder Coating
Higher opacity coating and Improved colour consistency