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How to Increase Liquid Coating Production
Q. We want to increase our production rate but we cannot increase the length or our existing curing oven.
Liquid Coatings Clinic: Considerations When Purchasing a Spray Booth
Q. Our company is in the market for a new spray booth and has been looking at several options. We want to make sure it is energy and cost efficient. What should be considered in the design of a spray booth to capture paint overspray?
Downdraft Versus Cross-Draft Booths
Q. We are considering a new spray booth, and we’ve read a lot about the different types of airflows. What can you tell me about downdraft booths and cross-draft booths, and what should I consider in adding one to my shop?
Liquid Clinic: UV Waterborne Flatline Spraying
Q. We have been asked to put a finish on some wood products. What can you tell me about UV flatline spray finishes?
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 t...
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?
Liquid Coatings Q&A: Improving an Operation’s Transfer Efficiency
What is the best way to achieve transfer efficiency optimization in our operation?
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?
I need a finish that is both easily applied and durable. Do you know of anything?
Off-Gassing During Curing
I’m trying to educate my customer on a current defect: painted plastic substrate gas-out during the curing process.