Powder Coating

The Powder Coating Zone is a library of all things powder coating—a dry finishing process that sprays electrostatically charged particles of pigment and resin onto electrically grounded parts. This site-within-a-site is your ultimate resource for powder coating and curing articles, suppliers and products. Check out our feature stories, tips from industry experts, and the latest in powder 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

Measuring and Controlling Transfer Efficiency

Q. Our automatic powder guns are nine years old and doing okay, but we want to enhance our transfer efficiency and reduce material cost. We keep the guns in good working order, but results are inconsistent and I'm not sure how to get accurate measurements. What is the right way to measure powder gun transfer efficiency and how can it be improved?
Experts

How to Boost a Gradually Less-Efficient System

Q. We've powder coated automotive parts with a single-color, black epoxy for around a year. How can we regain our initial efficiency?
Featured Video

Sunny Outlook for Florida Powder Coater

Benada Aluminum rebounds their business with improved chemistries and equipment in their powder coating operations.
INNOVATIONS

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.

Graco Launches RAC X Fine-Finish, Low-Pressure Spray Tips

Graco introduces the RAC X FF LP SwitchTips, fine-finish, low-pressure spray tips featuring the company’s SmartTip technology.