CCAI Publishes 6th Edition of Powder Coating for Industrial Finishing Applications Training Manual in Color

208-page manual has been revised with new color graphics and photos, several new chapters and a re-written glossary that serves as a guide to operating a powder coating system and managing the process for efficiency and profit.
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The Chemical Coaters Association International has just released its sixth edition of its popular training manual, Powder Coating for Industrial Finishing Applications.  This coil bound, 208-page manual has been completely revised with new color graphics and photos, several new chapters and a re-written glossary.  The manual serves as a guide to operating a powder coating system and managing the process for efficiency and profit, with emphasis on practical issues affecting daily operations.


Under the guidance of editor Jim Gallagher of Harley Davidson, CCAI corporate members contributed new content in every section of the manual. 


“I am so excited to say that the new CCAI Powder Coating Manual is set to be released to the industry.  It was designed and compiled from the ground up; incorporating the latest information from the leading experts in the finishing industry and written to provide critical knowledge to the entry level powder coater, yet comprehensive enough to educate the most seasoned powder application veteran,” said Gallagher.  “The collaboration that was given to compile this information was unbelievable and the finished product further supports CCAI’s mission to educate our membership and the entire industry through our training manuals.  Plus, we’ve printed the manual in color for the first time.  I am honored to have been associated in the development and release of the CCAI’s sixth edition of Powder Coating for Industrial Finishing Applications.


The manual includes 14 chapters that covers What Is Powder Coating; Powder Materials; Cleaning and Pretreatment Prior to Powder Coating; Substrates for Powder Coating; Powder Coating Application Equipment; Powder Spray Booths and Recovery Equipment; Ovens; Moving Parts through the Powder Coat Process; Air Management; Powder Coating Removal and Re-Work; Cost Analysis; and Troubleshooting.


The sixth edition also includes two new Chapters: Powder Coating Test Methods for Performance and Preventative Maintenance. CCAI thanks the following for its contribution to this edition of Powder Coating for Industrial Finishing Applications:

ACT Test Panels, LLC Brad Kimpell

American Finishing Resources, Bill Oney

Axalta Coating Systems, Trena Benson, Mileidys Bello, Craig Dietz, Tom Jeffers, & Mark Kortokrax

Chemetall, Duane Fudge

Custom Chemicals of Texas, Jeff Watson

DuBois Chemicals, Dave Chalk

Fostoria Process Equipment, div. of TPI Corp., Steve Fruth & John Podach

Global Finishing Solutions LLC

Goyer Management International, Kelly LeCount, Anne Goyer, & Amanda Goyer

Harley-Davidson, Jim Gallagher

Hentzen Coatings, Inc., Andy Daly & Tim Wilman

The Infrared Heating Equipment Division of IHEA

JIT Powder Coating, Tim Milner

Kettle Moraine Coatings, John Heyer

Koch Sons, LLC, George, John Flesberg & Sam Woehler

Kolene Corporation, Jim Malloy

KMI Systems, Inc., Kevin Coursin & Terry Ray

Midwest Finishing Systems, John Sudges

Nordson Corp., Bob Allsop & Ken Kreeger

North Dakota State University, Vicki Gelling, Niteen Jadhav, & Christopher A. Vetter

Parker Ionics, John Cole

Powder Coating Consultants, Bruno Fawer & Nick Liberto



CCAI also offers training manuals on Pretreatment, Electrodeposition, Systems Design, Liquid Organic Coatings, and Liquid Coating Application Equipment as well as two Spanish training manuals on Powder Coating and Pretreatment.  All manuals are regularly updated to add new materials reflecting the current state of finishing technologies. 


To order the manuals, visit CCAI’s website: www.ccaiweb.com and click on the EDUCATION tab, then scroll down to TRAINING MANUALS.  You can order online with a credit card or print and fax an order form.  You can also purchase the manuals in CCAI’s Booth S5358 at FABTECH.  These valuable training manuals should be on every finisher’s bookshelf.  Visit CCAI on the web at www.ccaiweb.com.


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