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Durability to Corrosion Resistance: The importance of Powder Coating for Data Center Racks

You may not have taken notice of it, but thousands of products around you, from your gate to your refrigerator, are powder coated.

Why? Because powder coating keeps the equipment safe. And that’s the reason why powder coating is critical to data center equipment and accessories as well.


Powder coating, a safe, dry finishing process, which has been around since the 1960s, protects the toughest machinery as well as the most delicate of parts from moisture, chemicals, impact, and extreme weather conditions. It reduces the risk of chipping, corrosion, scratches, fading, and any other wear and tear.

In terms of process, finely ground particles of pigment and resin are used to create a protective finish that is low in toxicity and flammability and which can be anywhere from 4-10 times thicker than traditional wet/spray paint.

Here are 7 ways powder coating helps keep data center equipment safe

  1. It is durable:

Powder coating adds to the equipment’s durability, helping the frame to withstand damages better and last longer. Whether the product is in a high-traffic indoor area or outdoors, powder coat paint is an ideal finish because of its durability.

  1. It is resistant to corrosion:

Moisture and humidity can cause metal frames to rust, but powder coating them – especially those made of steel – creates a protective barrier against corrosion.

  1. It is scratch-proof:

Powder coating does not easily crack or peel, or corrode, whatever the environmental conditions.

  1. It requires little maintenance:

Its resistance to abrasion and corrosion ensures it requires little or no maintenance.

  1. It is more efficient:

Powder coating is also extremely easy to clean; no need to purchase harsh solvents or cleaners.

  1. It is versatile:

Powder coat paint can be used for outdoor and indoor enclosures as well as applied to a variety of metals from stainless steel and galvanized steel, to cold-rolled steel and aluminum.

  1. It is aesthetic:

Powder coating provides a hard finish that is tougher than conventional paint. Because of this, colors stay brighter longer and your equipment looks as good as new.

When you are investing in data center accessories and equipment, you are in it for the long run. You need to ensure the products are durable and hassle-free in terms of maintenance. From sheet metal fabrication to powder coating and assembling to the final packaging of accessories, Hardy Racks offers a complete vertically integrated solution for server racks and cabinets. Give our executives a call to explore more!

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