Liquid Coating

The Liquid Coating Zone is a library of all manufacturing processes that involve painting. From the liquid organic coatings to the many forms of application, curing and stripping, this site-within-a-site is your ultimate resource for painting articles, suppliers and products. Check out our feature stories, tips from industry experts, and the latest in liquid coating innovations from world-class suppliers.

Submit Abstracts for Fabtech Conference in Chicago

The deadline is April 7 to submit a topic to speak at the conference, which takes place November 6-9 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Here is a suggested list of presentations to think about.

Gardner Business Index: January 2017

Finishing industry expands for the first time since June 2015.
Experts

How to Increase, Decrease Conductivity of Paint

Q. I apply my liquid coatings with an electrostatic gun. How can we increase or decrease the conductivity of the paint?  
Experts

How to Increase Liquid Coating Production

Q. We want to increase our production rate but we cannot increase the length or our existing curing oven.
Featured Video

Wheels of Fortune For a Florida Coater

Once a supplier to international companies, a Florida manufacturer now makes and coats its own aftermarket wheels after it discovered that 80 percent of the aftermarket wheel manufacturing business that used to be done in the U.S. is done overseas, and often not very well.
INNOVATIONS

Titan Introduces Elite 3500 Sealed Hydraulic Airless Paint Sprayer

Titan introduces the new Elite 3500 gas-powered, sealed hydraulic paint sprayer. Titan’s first sprayer outfitted with PermaStroke Technology, the Elite 3500 has no piston, packings or clutch to replace, and is backed by a lifetime fluid pump warranty.

Handheld Thickness Gages Measure Coating Thickness on Variety of Substrates

Gardco introduces the new CMI155 and CMI157 thickness gages that measure the thickness of single layer coatings or the total thickness of applied coatings on iron, steel, aluminum and other metal substrates.