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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
Small Parts Powder Coating System
We are thinking of installing a new small parts powder coat system. Some of our executives are asking why we are not tearing down and moving to our facility a sister site’s 12-year-old system that’s 300 miles away and has a 4 × 6-ft part window form...
Ask an Expert Published: 3/31/2011
Increased Oven Capacity with Infrared
We are trying to increase capacity in our powder cure oven and we want to know what the impact will be if we change to a hybrid type (IR + convection).
Ask an Expert Published: 3/31/2011
Air Curtain for Cure Oven
We have installed a powder coating system in our factory, and the problem we encountered is that we do not have an air barrier for the openings of the curing oven.
Ask an Expert Published: 2/18/2011

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