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The Powder Coating Institute’s (PCI) 2019 Technical Conference and Tabletop Exhibition will be held April 1-4, 2019 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, Florida. The conference features general sessions and breakout sessions covering aspects of powder coating and a tabletop exhibition. These sessions will enable networking, learning and conversation with exhibitors and other powder coaters. 

PCI’s four-day event opens with Powder Coating 101: Basic Essentials Workshop and a Custom Coater Forum on April 1-2, with the conference and exhibition following on April 3-4. The tabletop display will feature powder coating manufacturers, powder coating application equipment companies, system houses, chemical suppliers and various services that support the powder coating industry.

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Here is the Products Finishing Latest News for the week December 19, which includes information on how coatings for additive manufacturing is showing promise, Bowing and AkzoNobel have coated their 787th plane in the 787 fleet, Missouri S&T holding several forumulation courses, an Arizona State University coating researcher winning a fellowship, a technical tip from Coventya’s Ambrose Schaffer on controlling phosphorus content in electroless nickel, and MacDermid Enthone’s debut of the NiKlad ELV process

 

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Additive manufacturing (AM) has many advantages: custom manufacturing, flexible production and easy customization, for example. Yet many products have a high surface roughness and porosity. The post processing of the fabricated parts is time consuming and often a significant cost factor for manufacturers. Technical coatings open up new possibilities for the AM market, especially in industrial production.

In a joint project, researchers from the Belgian NPO Sirris and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP have investigated technical coatings for additive manufacturing (TCAM) with promising results.

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Boeing reached a milestone in its paint partnership with AkzoNobel following the delivery of its 787th 787 aircraft. The landmark plane was painted in a livery for China Southern Airlines, using the company’s base coat/clear coat system.

At the same time, Boeing recently delivered its 1,000th aircraft to have painted with AkzoNobel’s Aerodur 3001/3002 paint system. AkzoNobel has been supplying the system to Boeing since 2010, and has been supplying base coat/clear coat since 2014.

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Here's the latest news from the surface finishing industry, including items on Top Shops, The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) Technical Conference, Gema Powder Coating, Houston Plating & Coatings, TrueLogic Company, LLC's Ellen Sellers and Atotech Group.

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