Overall costs for powder coating are calculated as follows:

Storage and in-house transports

  • Transport costs (transport equipment for voluminous parts, transport surfaces, storage surfaces)
  • Prematerial safety stock (coated semi-finished products)
  • Coating safety stock

Investment costs, depreciation

  • Production system costs (pretreatment, paint-baking and cooling zones)
  • Safety appliances
  • Additional labs
  • Chemical and powder storage units (hazardous materials)
  • Insurance
  • Net-debt service

Environmental expenses

  • Expenses for compliance with increasingly stringent environmental restrictions, e.g. wastewater treatment systems, powder recycling, etc.

Coating process costs

  • Fuel
  • Energy
  • Electricity and water costs
  • Rejects
  • IT costs

Material costs for coating process

  • Costs for coating materials (powder coatings, auxiliary and operating supplies, cleaning agents, degreasing agents, pretreatment chemicals) and disposal expenses for coatings

Other expenses

  • Permits
  • Administration
  • Miscellaneous additional handling expenses (additional assembly costs resulting from more complex structures)