Introduction of Fusion bonded epoxy powder coating
Fusion bonded epoxy coating, also known as fusion-bond epoxy powder coating and commonly referred to as FBE coating, is an epoxy based powder coating that is widely used to protect steel pipe used in pipeline construction, concrete reinforcing bars (rebar) and on a wide variety of piping connections, valves etc. from corrosion.
FBE coatings are thermoset polymer coatings. They come under the category of ‘protective coatings’ in paints and coating nomenclature. The name ‘fusion-bond epoxy’ is due to resin cross-linking and the application method, which is different from a conventional paint. The resin and hardener components in the dry powder FBE stock remain unreacted at normal storage conditions.
Fusion bonded epoxy coating