The use of powder coating and fluidized bed painting on metal parts has created adhesion headaches for customer trying to print directly on the metal parts after painting.
Two major solutions to this problem are overlays and hybrid ink systems.
Many powder coated parts are now using overlays a front panel or as markings/identification. Special adhesives have been produced to overcome the basic low surface tension of powder coatings. If direct printing is required varies hybrid ink systems involving heat polymerization.
The different application which include powder coated metal is garage doors, ceiling panels, fencing, decks, docks, and more.