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Published: 8/23/2016

Powder Clinic: Is Blasting Enough for Preparation?
Q. I am looking into making the switch from liquid to powder coating. I have an experienced powder coater who says all my aluminum and steel parts need is to be blasted, and that should be good enough. But I am finding mixed reviews online. So is th...

Published: 8/1/2016

Powder Clinic: Adhesion of Powder to Brass
Q. I’ve heard from a few vendors that brass presents challenges with adhesion, whereas steel and aluminum do not. What is the reason for this?

Published: 7/1/2016

Powder Clinic: Outdoor Durable Powder
Q. We have a large job that requires protection from sunlight. What kind of powder we should use?

Published: 6/1/2016

Powder Coating Q&A: Micro-Porosity in Cured Coating
When our parts are inspected, there seem to be thousands of very small pin pricks.

Published: 6/1/2016

Powder Coating Q&A: Requirements for Breathing PPE in a Powder Operation
What kind of breathing protection is required for compliance with health and safety standards?

Published: 3/1/2015

The Best Method for Coating Aluminum Extrusions
How do powder coaters paint for less than liquid paint? And which is better, at high volume production, a vertical line, or a horizontal line?

Published: 3/1/2015

Powder on Anodized Aluminum
Is there a powder coating that will hold up to Skydrol 500 B4 and Skydrol LD4

Published: 12/1/2014

Coating to Hide Blemishes
Is powder coating suitable for a polypropylene part with deep recesses?

Published: 12/1/2014

Cause of Porosity
What is the most common cause of porosity on a powder coated surface and how much porosity is considered acceptable?

Published: 9/1/2014

Powder on Plastic Parts
We have heard that some companies are applying powder coating to plastic parts. Is this true?