Question: In your June 1999 Painting Clinic you talked about dirt coming from the conveyor.
When Danco Metal Products switched from solvent-borne painting to powder coating, its coating and curing time dramatically decreased. Why the change? Mainly, it was from a new infrared curing oven that allows Danco to speed to the finish...
Allowable Limits for Phosphate Waste
Question: We are about to incorporate a batch powder-coating system into our production and intend to phosphatize a very small amount of bare steel sheet prior to coating.
Pretreatment for Florida Environment
Question: I have been powder coating motorcycle parts (used/refinishing) exclusively for 10 years.
Perspectives: Of Sight and Sound
Our world is dominated by sight, particularly in the finishing industry.
Delisting Plating Waste
Question: Several months ago, we changed our metal finishing operations so that we are only performing non-cyanide zinc plating on carbon steel followed by chromating.
Question: Have you heard of a masking product called Microstop.
Question: I have a design that requires the use of brass (No. 360 copper alloy). This design requires that some portions be painted (epoxy primed and polyurethane topcoated). I have no experience painting brass and/or know if this alloy is even “paintable.” Could you provide some insight into this matter and recommend how to best prepare the surface for painting?
Adding Powder to Existing Paint Line
Question: I am a high production liquid spray painter who is interested in powder coating.
Unknown Resins in Old Paint
Question: I am an analytical chemist by profession and an industrial consultant.
Replacing Cr Tanks and Meeting MACT Limits
Question: I am the plant manager of a small, hard chrome plating job shop.
Polaris decided to add to its assortment of outdoor recreational equipment with a line of motorcycles...
On My Mind: One for All?
Trade show season has hit the finishing industry full force.
Nothing but Net: Choosing Your ISP
I receive numerous phone calls and e-mails from shops and suppliers asking advice on how to properly evaluate local Internet service providers (ISP) for web projects.
Black Finish for Aluminum
Question: The original question from G.B. was, “I have instrument display bezels machined from 6061 aluminum plate.
New cleaner reduced rejects by 60%…