Powder Coating

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.

CCAI Honors Award Winners, Names New Board

The James F. and David J. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Kevin Coursin of Engineered Finishing Systems for his dedication and commitment to the organization.

Gardner Business Index: May 2017 — 55.1

Finishing Business Index records best reading in five years.
Experts

The Value of New Application Equipment

Q. We have an old set of automatic spray guns. The controllers are an analog design with none of the more modern features we see at shows and online. How can we save money on gun operation and how do we evaluate the savings?
Experts

What is Back-Ionization?

Q. We spray parts using a silver metallic powder by hand. The surface has a lot of texture and small stars in certain areas and our powder supplier says it is “back-ionization.” What is back-ionization and how do we overcome the problem?
Featured Video

Life Cycle: Powder Coat Turns Bikes into Fine-Tuned Machines

Two San Francisco bike makers turn to powder coating to finish their custom products.
INNOVATIONS

500°F Electric Walk-In Oven Cures Industrial Fuses

The Grieve Corp. introduces No. 826, a 500°F electric walk-in oven, currently in use for curing truckloads of industrial fuses at a customer’s facility

Internal Pipe Coating Provides Chemical Resistance for High Temperatures

Axalta Coating Systems introduces the latest addition to its high-temperature, corrosion resistant internal pipe coatings with the release of Nap-Gard 7-0016, a thermosetting epoxy powder designed to provide chemical resistance in temperatures up to 150°C (302°F).