The appliance industry is the largest single market sector for thermosetting powders;
it accounts for about 1/3 of all powder sales. The appliance industry benefits from
the use of powder coating in applications requiring the combination of appearance
and resistance to abrasion, chemicals, temperature cycling, and abusive ware.
The appliance industry makes use of powder coating on front and side panels of ranges
and refrigerators, washer tops and lids, dryer drums, air-conditioner cabinets,
water heaters, dishwasher racks, freezer cabinets, and cavities of microwave ovens.
Powder coatings has also replaced porcelain enamel on many washer and dryer parts.