Welcome Rodger!

Welcome Rodger!


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The PRODUCTS FINISHING staff is pleased to welcome Rodger Talbert as our new Powder Coating Clinic writer. Currently an independent consultant who works with coaters and suppliers in organic finishing, Rodger brings nearly 30 years of experience to answering your questions.

As a part of his business, Rodger designs new systems for powder coating, liquid spray coating, and electrodeposition. He also works with coaters to improve existing systems through process improvement, retrofit, problem solving and training. His varied experiences include teaching university courses on finishing system design, holding leadership roles in the PCI and CCAI, and publishing numerous technical papers. Please join us in welcoming Rodger to the clinic—ask away!



  • Calculating the Cost of Powder Coating

    How can you calculate the cost of powder coating a component if you only know its surface area? Powder coating expert Rodger Talbert has the answer.

  • Removing Cured Powder Coatings

    Question: What methods are available for removing cured powder coatings, and what are the pros and cons of these methods?

  • Anodizing Vs. Powder Coat

    I am an engineer on a large yacht build project and urgently need information and advice on choosing a finish for the aluminum deck plates in the engine room.