Manufacturing powder coatings also involves dispersing pigments throughout the resin system, which entails the de-agglomeration of the pigment. Most pigments naturally exist as agglomerates. The powder manufacturing process, and more specifically the extrusion process, endeavors to disperse these agglomerates to achieve a more consistent and intense color. Incomplete pigment dispersion results in uncontrolled color consistency. Finally, the particle size of the extrudate must be reduced from flakes to a particle size distribution usable with the customer's application equipment.