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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
Coating Aluminum Extrusion Vertically
Can you explain the pros and cons of coating aluminum extrusions in a vertical racking system?
Ask an Expert Published: 3/27/2013
A Good System Gone Bad
We have had problems lately with light coating on our automotive products. We have started to clean the racks more often, and this seems to help a little, but we still are not getting the kind of coverage we got when the system was new.
Ask an Expert Published: 2/21/2013
Irregular Appearance
We have trouble with consistency in the appearance of medium-gloss colors on aluminum extrusions.
Ask an Expert Published: 2/20/2013
Splotchy Appearance in Coating
We use manual spray guns to apply a textured powder over a cast part, and that black finishes have a dark/light, splotchy look to them after they are cured.How can wer get better appearance?
Ask an Expert Published: 2/19/2013
Powder on Aluminum Extrusion
We have been using liquid paint for our architectural aluminum extrusions for about 20 years, but have considered using powder coatings to reduce our VOC and save cost. Can powder coatings meet AAMA 2604 and 2605 standards? What are the strengths an...
Ask an Expert Published: 8/2/2012
Powder Application Equipment
Who makes the best powder coating application equipment on the market?
Ask an Expert Published: 4/12/2012
Fast Color Change
Our powder booth takes about 30 min to change from one reclaim color to another. We are thinking of making a change, but I wondered how much production time we could gain if we invest in new equipment. What are my options, and how fast can you chang...
Ask an Expert Published: 1/20/2012
Gas Use
We have been reviewing the costs of operating for our powder coating line and notice that gas is a big part of it. We have two heated stages in our washer, a dry-off oven, a cure oven and a burn-off oven. Can you give us any advice on ways to cut ou...
Ask an Expert Published: 10/25/2011
Powder Material Utilization
We do recover some powder, and other colors are low volume, so we do not bother to recover them for reuse. But we are still throwing away a lot of material every year. Any suggestions on how we can get more value out of our powder?
Ask an Expert Published: 9/23/2011

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