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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
Brown Spots in Clear-coat
The parts look good coming out of the washer and there are no obvious stains. The clear coat is applied in an automated booth and it looks fine before it is cured, but when it comes out of the oven, there are brown spots in the film that look like d...
Ask an Expert Published: 5/24/2011
Test for Coverage in Faraday Areas
What tests would you recommend if you want to measure Faraday Cage effect on the actual part to see how good the coating has covered and protected the part?
Ask an Expert Published: 5/24/2011
Sealing Plastics
I’m wondering if you can provide more information about methods of sealing/lacquer with powder coating?
Ask an Expert Published: 5/17/2011
Cure Oven Installation Options
What would be the total energy savings of an elevated oven per hour with bottom entry when compared to the floor-mounted oven?
Ask an Expert Published: 3/31/2011
Compare Coating Scrap Rates
Is there an industry standard for acceptable scrap/fallout when coating parts with powder over various manufactured metal parts (I’m specifically interested in zinc versus aluminum and steel) and how does it compare to liquid paint?
Ask an Expert Published: 3/31/2011

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