plastic ready for powder coating

Powder Coating Plastic

There are many different types of plastics that can be successfully coated with UV-curable powder coatings. Each type of plastic has different properties, meaning some will coat better than others. Please contact us to determine if your plastic can be coated.

UV-cured powder coating works on plastic because the time to melt the powder is short and the temperatures used are low. Most plastics are non-conductive in nature and may require a primer to make them suitable for electrostatic powder coating.

Our chemists will work with you to formulate a functional coating for your plastic material. The more information initially provided about the properties of the plastic the better.

Fill out our Finish Requirements Form if you have an existing project you feel UV powder could be a fit for.


Technical Data

UV-Cured Powder Coating on ABS

Application Conditions

UV Cure It is recommended that opaque powder coatings be cured using gallium-doped lamps with a UV-V dosage of 1500-3000 mJ/cm2 and UV-V irradiance of 1000-2000 mW/cm2.
Storage and Shelf Life Dry and cool conditions below 65°F for 6 months (formulation can affect storage stability – contact Keyland Polymer to confirm the appropriate storage conditions for your product)


Coating Properties

60° Gloss ASTM D 523 10 – 80
Film Build ASTM D 4138, Method A Destructive, Tooke Gauge 1.5 – 2.5 mils
Adhesion ASTM D 3359, Method A 5A – No loss of adhesion
Pencil Hardness ASTM D 3363-05 Scratch Resistance H – 4H
MEK Resistance PCI Test Method # 8 No softening after 50 double rubs
Abrasion Resistance ASTM D 4060, CS-17 Wheel 500g, 500 cycles 25 – 35 mg material loss


Chemical Resistance Test – 24 hour exposure

Engine oil No effect
Gearbox oil No effect
Film Build No Effect
Hydraulic oil No effect
Brake Fluid Slight gloss loss
Antifreeze No effect
Cold cleaner No effect
Inert cleaner No effect
E95 No effect
Unleaded gas Slight/moderate gloss loss
Diesel fuel No effect
Battery fluid No effect
NB05-11M21T4 (12/10/15)


Available Colors and Products

Keyland Polymer can develop a custom powder to match both RAL and Pantone standards as well as customer supplied samples; including metallic and speckle finishes.

Our in-house coating, formulation and testing laboratory allows us to develop and validate coatings for your specific product application and performance requirements.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this bulletin is correct to the best of our knowledge and test results. The recommendations and suggestions herein are made without guarantee or representation of results. We recommend adequate testing in your laboratory or plant to determine if this product meets all of your finish requirements.