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Powder Clinic: Containment Air Velocity

Q. What is the correct containment air velocity in a powder booth?

Ask an Expert Published: August 23, 2016

Powder Clinic: Pinholes Mentioned in July Issue

Q. Just read the article in most recent issue of PF about our problem and wanted to respond with what we found out.

Ask an Expert Published: August 23, 2016

Powder Clinic: Is Blasting Enough for Preparation?

Q. I am looking into making the switch from liquid to powder coating. I have an experienced powder coater who says all my aluminum and steel parts need is to be blasted, and that should be good enough. But I am finding mixed reviews online. So is there any truth to it? Can I simply sand blast my parts and go straight into finishing them?

Ask an Expert Published: August 23, 2016

Powder Clinic: Adhesion of Powder to Brass

Q. I’ve heard from a few vendors that brass presents challenges with adhesion, whereas steel and aluminum do not. What is the reason for this?

Ask an Expert Published: August 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

Powder Clinic: Outdoor Durable Powder

Q. We have a large job that requires protection from sunlight. What kind of powder we should use?

Ask an Expert Published: July 01, 2016

Powder Coating Q&A: Micro-Porosity in Cured Coating

When our parts are inspected, there seem to be thousands of very small pin pricks.

Ask an Expert Published: June 01, 2016

Powder Coating Q&A: Requirements for Breathing PPE in a Powder Operation

What kind of breathing protection is required for compliance with health and safety standards?

Ask an Expert Published: June 01, 2016

Powder Coating Q&A: Is the VFD Option Worth the Investment?

Our supplier said the VFD powder booth is worth the extra cost. Thoughts?

Ask an Expert Published: May 01, 2016

Powder Coating Q&A: Reducing Outgassing

Our outgassing blemishes are costing us time and money.

Ask an Expert Published: May 01, 2016

Powder Coating Q&A: What are my Powder Booth Options?

We do not see a lot of volume in powder, but we want to handle large parts. Which powder booth should we choose?

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

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