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The latest from the Liquid Coating Clinic

Anodic Versus Cathodic Electrodeposition

To keep the chemistry of these two processes straight, first consider the metal part you are coating. In cathodic electrocoat, the part is the cathode and in anodic electrocoat, the part is the anode. Follow the four E’s of the electrocoat process to keep track of the major process steps: electrolysis, electrophoresis, electrodeposition and electroendosmosis.

Ask an Expert Published: July 01, 2016

Time for a Federal Contractor Reality Check

The economic benefits of a federal contractor status can be significant; the federal government awarded over $445 billion in contracts in the 2014 fiscal year.

Ask an Expert Published: July 01, 2016

Liquid Coatings Q&A: How to Effectively Use PLCs

What are some of the most effective uses of programmable logic controllers in a coating operation?

Ask an Expert Published: June 01, 2016

Liquid Coatings Q&A: Improving an Operation’s Transfer Efficiency

What is the best way to achieve transfer efficiency optimization in our operation?

Ask an Expert Published: June 01, 2016

Liquid Coatings Q&A: Conveyorized Paint Operations

When to conveyorize your liquid coatings operation.

Ask an Expert Published: May 01, 2016

Liquid Coatings Q&A: Low- and High-Temperature Oven Control

Why is it difficult for an oven to operate at both low and high temperatures?

Ask an Expert Published: May 01, 2016

Legal Q&A: Changing Compliance Expectations

How should companies respond to the government’s increased emphasis on compliance?

Ask an Expert Published: April 01, 2016

Liquid Coatings Q&A: Causes of Overcurrent Faults

Why do I get “overcurrent” faults when I spray my metallic coating materials?

Ask an Expert Published: April 01, 2016

Liquid Coatings Q&A: Electrostatics on Wood and Plastics

Can I use electrostatics to spray non-metallic parts, such as wood or plastics?

Ask an Expert Published: April 01, 2016

Painting Q&A: Benefits of Electrostatic Applicators

Optimizing manual electrostatic applicators.

Ask an Expert Published: March 01, 2016

Painting Q&A: Choosing Air Spray, Air-Assist and Airless Spray Technology

Choosing the right spray technology.

Ask an Expert Published: March 01, 2016

Painting Q&A: 2K Electronic Mixing Equipment Versus Hand Mixing

What are the advantages of 2K electronic mixing equipment over hand mixing (or hot potting)?

Ask an Expert Published: February 01, 2016

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