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Reclaim in Batch Booth
Is equipment available for collecting and re-using powder from spray-to-waste, open-end-booth applications?
Ask an Expert Published: 4/25/2013
How to Measure Powder Value
What things should we consider as we evaluate different powder suppliers? How can we compare them so that we get the best material at the best possible price? How can we best determine the right source for our powder?
Ask an Expert Published: 3/19/2013
Powder Coating's Future
There for a time, powder coating shops were popping up on every corner. Now it seems everyone has figured out that margins are extremely tight and that powder coating is not as easy as the guys who sell it might like for you to believe. What do you ...
Ask an Expert Published: 1/18/2013
Further Comments on AAMA 2605
n the August issue, I wrote a response on the subject of compliance with the American Architectural Manufacturers Association standard 2604 and 2605.
Ask an Expert Published: 11/27/2012
Oven Cost
Please explain how to calculate the heat load capacity of a paint baking oven, using aluminum alloy wheels as an example.
Ask an Expert Published: 11/6/2012
Powder Environmental Room
We are building a new powder system and wonder about the benefits of enclosing the powder booths in an environmental room. It is very expensive, and the climate control system also will cost money to operate. How can we justify the expense?
Ask an Expert Published: 7/16/2012
Powder Compared to Polyurethane
We currently use a liquid polyurethane paint on aluminum panels but are considering converting to powder paint. What are the advantages and disadvantages of going with powder vs. polyurethane? We also are considering running some of our panels in co...
Ask an Expert Published: 5/16/2012
Powder Application Equipment
Who makes the best powder coating application equipment on the market?
Ask an Expert Published: 4/12/2012
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
Evaluation of Powder Materials
What issues should we consider in order to evaluate different suppliers and pick the best one? We know that the price per pound is one item, but how can we be sure it is good powder?
Ask an Expert Published: 8/26/2011

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