CCAI Presents 'Maintaining a Quality Finish' Webinar Series

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The Chemical Coaters Association International and Products Finishing are pleased to announce the development of a new webinar series, “Maintaining a Quality Finish.”  This three-part series will be presented by CCAI corporate members who have proficient knowledge and experience with each of the webinar topics. 

The webinars will be:

  • Hanging Methods and Pretreatment Solutions, on Wednesday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m. EDT with featured speakers Bill Oney of Therma-Tron-X and Larry Ensley of Hubbard-Hall. 
  • Drying, Cooling and Curing Technologies, on Tuesday, July 18 at 2:00 p.m. EDT with Sam Woehler of George Koch Sons and Tony Scoville of Hubbard-Hall.
  • Coating Materials and Application Techniques on Wednesday, September 13 at 2:00 p.m. EDT with Dan Szczepanik of Sherwin-Williams along with John Owed and Eric Fritz of Carlisle Fluid Technologies.

The first webinar, entitled Hanging Methods and Pretreatment Solutions, takes place on Wednesday, May 17 at 2:00 p.m. EDT with featured speakers Bill Oney of Therma-Tron-X and Larry Ensley of Hubbard-Hall. The presentation will cover all types of hooks and hook options for the end user as well as considerations for design to promote performance, ergonomics and cost savings. Case studies and examples of improved tooling projects will be presented. This webinar will also address the pretreatment process, a vital step in surface finishing. Having the correct equipment and latest pretreatment chemistry can provide increased corrosion protection and better paint adhesion as well as help reduce energy requirements, waste treatment costs, labor and water consumption. This webinar will also briefly cover the equipment requirements ranging from manual spray wand to multi-stage applications.

On Tuesday, July 18 at 2:00 p.m. EDT, the second webinar in the series, Drying, Cooling and Curing Technologies, will provide attendees with principles and best practices to heat and cool various substrates as they pertain to maintaining a quality finish. This will include general criteria on sizing and designing dry-off ovens and cooling. This session will also cover flash requirements for liquid paints and paint applications, such as wet-on-wet application. Common problems associated with incorrect flash design and an overview of ovens and curing equipment, including convection, infrared, convection/IR combination, and ultraviolet will be also be presented along with typical problems associated with improper cure. CCAI members Sam Woehler of George Koch Sons and Tony Scoville of Hubbard-Hall collaborate to provide the technical content.

Rounding out the series, Dan Szczepanik of Sherwin-Williams along with John Owed and Eric Fritz of Carlisle Fluid Technologies, who will present part three, Coating Materials and Application Techniques on Wednesday, September 13 at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Attendees will learn how to choose the best method for maintaining a quality finish and achieving consistent results through real world examples. Learn how to choose the correct product for the job and how to establish the right quality controls to improve your production process and product quality. The webinar will also cover the fundamentals of the electrostatic process: application, coating resistivity and substrate grounding. This session will describe the equipment application variables, how to adjust spray pattern and select the starting point for application parameters and application techniques to optimize the coating process.

Attendees may register for one, two or all three webinars; there is a separate registration for each date.  Webinars are a great way to get training without time away from the office and travel expenses. Visit www.ccaiweb.com and click on the EVENTS tab on the menu bar then scroll to the desired webinar for registration information.



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