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.

Coefficient of Friction Tester Captures 500 Readings in Static Phase

The Model 32-76 uses digital force signaling and high-speed data acquisition software to provide precision and repeatability.

Axalta Coating Systems to Acquire Century Industrial Coatings

Century is a leading manufacturer of high performance industrial coatings for structural steel, oil and gas, rail cars and other OEM applications.
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

Slippery Coating Simplifies Cleaning of Liquid Tanks, Minimizes Waste

LiquiGlide CleanTanX coatings are designed to reduce material and operating costs, minimize wastewater and fresh water use, mitigate bacterial contamination and corrosion, and decrease downtime caused by cleaning tanks between batches.

Hemco Introduces MicroFlow II Ductless Workstation

Hemco's MicroFlow II is a Class 1 ductless carbon filtered workstation equipped with activated carbon filtration for fumes, odors and non-hazardous chemical vapors.