Powder Coating Institute Accepting Scholarship Applications
The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) is accepting applications for its scholarship program. The program is designed to award students studying in areas that advance powder coating technologies.
The program includes the PCI general scholarship and three corporate member-sponsored scholarships: PCI/Axalta, PCI/Gema and the PCI/Nordson Ken Kreeger scholarships.
To qualify, a candidate must be enrolled in chemistry, polymer science, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, corrosion engineering, manufacturing technologies or similar technical disciplines, as well as sales/marketing and business management. Other qualifications can be found at powdercoating.org/scholarship. The deadline for enrollment is March 15, 2019.
Infrared cure is gaining increased attention from coaters as a result of shorter cure cycles and the possibility of smaller floor space requirements when compared to convection oven curing.
Question: I’ve been told that a powder coated part cannot be “touched-up.” I have some patio furniture that I had powder coated and the powder coating shop that did the work for me stripped the threads in holes used to rack the part.
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