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.

Liquid, Powder Top Shops Survey Starts May 1

Program has been a tremendous help for many shops which use the data and series of reports they get back to set operational goals and objectives.

Gardner Business Index: February 2017 — 55.7

The finishing industry expands for the second consecutive month, as the industry grew at its fastest rate since May 2012.
Experts

How to Stop Outgassing with Die-Cast Parts

Q. We run aluminum extrusions using a chrome treatment conversion coating. We began running aluminum die-cast parts and are seeing small blisters and holes in the coating. How can we stop this?
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. What is the right way to measure powder gun transfer efficiency and how can it be improved?
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 Infrared Thermometer Delivers Reliable, Non-Contact Measurement

OMEGA introduces the new OS758-LS handheld dual laser infrared thermometer that delivers reliable non-contact measurement for instant troubleshooting.

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.