Good As Gold: Epner Technologies' 'Laser Gold'
David Epner's Laser Gold application -- with 99.4% reflectivity and a hardness of 200 on the Knoop scale -- has saved countless projects and several careers for clients who couldn’t get it done otherwise. And it has kept Epner smiling as he relishes his problem solving personae in the industry
Schools of Thought: More colleges offering programs in coatings
Employers such as 3M, Valspar, Bobcat, DuPont and Caterpillar routinely drop into classrooms at NDSU, scoping out a new hire to develop the next top coating compound or new corrosion-resistant material.
Better filtration, less money
Keller set out to develop a sustainable process which incorporates a dry separation system for wet paint overspray. The result is a system they say reduces overall costs up to 85% by using a regenerative filtration system that eliminates disposable filter media or water based wet scrubber costs, as well as minimizing related energy consumption.