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Wood Grain Appearance in Powder
One of our customers is facing a problem in getting an accurate finish in a wood-look finish.
Ask an Expert Published: 4/1/2015
What Issues Affect Transfer Efficiency?
My boss has asked me to develop a plan to improve our transfer efficiency on our powder line. Our 12 automatic guns are over six years old and we have pretty good success with them. According to what I hear and read we should be getting better resul...
Ask an Expert Published: 2/1/2015
Class “A” Powder Coating
Is it possible to achieve class A cosmetic standards for high-gloss coating with older equipment?
Ask an Expert Published: 1/1/2015
Film Build Control
What are some ways to control a manual electrostatic powder application in order to meet strict min and max film thickness orders?
Ask an Expert Published: 10/1/2014
On the Fence about Film Thickness
How should a shop set up its racks and spray guns to achieve more uniform coverage on all sides of parts such as fence posts?
Ask an Expert Published: 8/1/2014
Refurbishing Gas Cylinders
We refurbish LPG cylinders and apply powder coating over the shot-blasted cylinders, but we have trouble getting coverage into the deep areas where the collar and foot-ring are welded onto the pressure vessel. I am looking for a nozzle that can reso...
Ask an Expert Published: 10/28/2013
Applying Metallic Powder
We apply a metallic, silver powder to sandblasted parts, many of which are also processed through a five-stage iron-phosphate wash system. We have a lot of problems with the pigment “bunching” and standing up on the edges, and cannot seem to elimina...
Ask an Expert Published: 9/23/2013
Clumping of Powder
What causes some of our powders to clump up and resist fluidization and flow?
Ask an Expert Published: 8/2/2013
Powder Gun Voltage Adjustment
We currently are using spray guns where we can only control the KV and not the micro amps and are having a problem with the film thickness of a particular polyolefin powder.
Ask an Expert Published: 7/31/2013
Paint vs. Powder on Transformers
What are the advantages and disadvantages of powder over liquid painting on the exterior of our products?
Ask an Expert Published: 5/30/2013

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