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Drop in Film Thickness
We recently found that film thickness across the board at our e-coat plant has massively decreased, from 35 microns to around 27 microns.
Ask an Expert Published: 8/26/2011
Dielectric Strength
We are considering using e-coat to paint electrical cabinets and wanted to know if you could tell me the dielectric strength of e-coat and the relationship with electrical isolation.
Ask an Expert Published: 5/24/2011
Lowering Emissions
We are facing lowering the CO2 emissions from our factory. Our biggest emission point is our electrocoat system. What areas can we change or better, to meet the stringent limits we have on our emissions?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/11/2011
Corrosion Blisters
After 500 hours of salt spray SS testing of our electrocoated parts, we see many blisters but little corrosion increase from the test X-Cut.
Ask an Expert Published: 6/1/2010
Heat-treated Parts and E-coat
Heat treated parts paint a little differently than plain steel parts, so I will try to explain the differences.
Ask an Expert Published: 12/1/2009
Electrocoat over Zinc-Plated Steel—Revisited
I wonder why you think the automotive community should be questioned for specifying a zinc or zinc alloy prior to E-coat. Performance testing done by all the major OEMs will confirm better corrosion performance with zinc or zinc alloy than with a ph...
Ask an Expert Published: 9/1/2009
Anodic or Cathodic E-Coat?
I recently heard about a company using an anodic E-coat on castings, and that it cures at a much lower temp. If the anodic E-coat takes less energy to cure, why isn’t it more widely used?
Ask an Expert Published: 6/1/2009
E-coat As A Primer For Powder
The spec called for electrocoat as a primer and a powder coating for the top coat. We have liquid and powder coating facilities in our plant, but we will have to send the parts to a contract coater for the E-coat process. Can you tell me why the E-c...
Ask an Expert Published: 6/1/2009
The Primary E-coat Product Types
You mentioned an anodic acrylic E-coat. What other types of E-coat products are there and can you give me an idea about where they’re used?
Ask an Expert Published: 6/1/2009
Back to the Basics
For some reason, many of our questions seem to be focused on an effort to gain a better understanding of the principles behind an E-coat system. I’ve recently been engaged in an interesting e-mail dialogue with one reader in particular. Following is...
Ask an Expert Published: 3/1/2009

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