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The Applications & Benefits of Arkote’s Powder Coating Systems in Steel Fabrication

Powder coating is extensively used in the steel fabrication industry for various applications due to its numerous advantages. Steel fabrication involves the manufacturing of steel structures and components for a wide range of sectors, and powder coating provides a durable and aesthetically pleasing finish to these products.

For over 40+ years, Arkote has researched, developed, and applied powder coating technology. With a foundation in countless hours of in-house testing and experience, we continually improve our surface coating processes and solutions.

Here are some common applications of powder coating in the steel fabrication industry:

Architectural Steel

Powder coating is frequently used for architectural steel components such as railings, gates, fences, balustrades, and structural elements of buildings. It enhances the appearance of these structures and provides corrosion resistance, making them suitable for outdoor use.

Structural Steel

Steel beams, columns, and other structural components used in construction are often powder coated to protect against corrosion and to ensure a uniform, professional appearance.

Industrial Equipment

Powder coating is applied to various steel equipment and machinery used in industrial settings. This includes conveyor systems, storage racks, manufacturing equipment, and industrial enclosures. The coating protects against wear, chemicals, and environmental factors.

Pipelines and Pipe Fittings

Steel pipelines and pipe fittings used in industries such as oil and gas, water treatment, and chemical processing are often powder coated for corrosion resistance and durability.

Outdoor Furniture

Steel fabrication companies often produce metal furniture like chairs, tables, and benches. Powder coating allows for customisation of colours and finishes while providing a protective layer against outdoor exposure.

Automotive Components & Heavy Transport Equipment

Parts and components made of steel, including chassis, engine parts, and other equipment such as ute trays, service bodies, 4x4 accessories. As well as heavy transport equipment, like truck trays, bull bars, wheel rims, and fuel tanks. Using powder coating to protect these assets is an excellent choice, as it offers durability, aesthetic appeal, and environmental benefits.

Material Handling Equipment

Steel fabricators manufacture material handling equipment like forklifts, pallet racks, and storage bins, which benefit from powder coating's durability and resistance to abrasion.

Electrical Enclosures

Enclosures for electrical components are commonly powder coated to protect sensitive electronics from moisture, dust, and environmental factors.

Agricultural Equipment

Farm equipment such as tractors, ploughs, trailers, and other agricultural components have powder coated finish to protect them against agricultural chemicals, abrasion, and the outdoors, thereby extending the life of equipment.

Medical Equipment

Steel components used in the medical industry, including hospital beds, carts, and equipment racks, can be powder coated for a clean and durable finish.

Aerospace Components

Certain aerospace components made of steel are powder coated to protect against corrosion and ensure the highest level of performance and safety.

Recreational Equipment

Steel fabrication companies also produce recreational equipment like playground structures, exercise machines, and sports equipment that benefit from powder coating's durability and customisation options.

Military and Defence

Military vehicles and equipment often powder coated to provide protection against harsh conditions and to reduce the visibility of equipment in tactical settings.

Main Benefits of Arkote’s Powder Coating Systems & Processes


Arkote’s powder coating systems creates a tough, durable finish that is highly resistant to chipping, scratching, and fading. It provides long-lasting protection for steel surfaces.

Corrosion & Chemical Resistance

Powder-coated steel exhibits excellent corrosion resistance, making it suitable for outdoor applications where exposure to moisture and harsh weather conditions is common. Additionally, it is resistant to chemicals, oils, and solvents, which makes it ideal for industrial and commercial applications.

Environmental Friendliness

Arkote’s powder coating systems and processes are an environmentally friendly option compared to traditional solvent-based coatings. It produces little to no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and can be applied with minimal waste.

Aesthetic Customisation

There is a wide range of colours, textures, and finishes available allowing for customisation of the steel's appearance. This versatility enables steel fabricators to meet specific design and branding requirements. We carry powders and products from the top names in the industry, including Interpon, Jotun, Dulux and Oxytech powder coatings. We also offer custom colour matching technology via partnership with our vendors.

Uniform Finish & Coverage

The electrostatic application of powder coating ensures a uniform and consistent finish across the entire surface of the steel, resulting in a smooth and attractive appearance with no drips or streaks.

Low Maintenance

Powder-coated steel products require minimal maintenance. Cleaning is typically straightforward, requiring only mild soap and water, and there is no need for frequent repainting or touch-ups.

Compliance with the Regulations

Many industries have stringent regulations regarding VOC emissions and environmental impact. Arkote’s powder coating systems and processes help companies meet these requirements and maintain a positive environmental image.

In summary, Arkote’s protective coatings offer a multitude of applications and benefits for steel fabrication. It enhances the durability, appearance, and environmental performance of steel products, making it a preferred finishing option in various industries.

Contact Us Today to Request a Quote for Steel Powder Coating!

At Arkote, our powder coating systems and processes are the result of over 40+ years of continuous development and improvement in industrial powder coating. We know steel, and we use the best coating methods to ensure your finished product meets your specifications.

Let us partner with you to… ✔ Craft a solution specific to your finishing needs. ✔ Provide you with a finish that will last for years to come. ✔ Take care of your logistics by picking up and delivering your items in a timely manner.


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