Powder Coating 2019 Technical Conference

April 01 - 04, 2019

This four-day event includes a two-day tabletop exhibition, and tabletop exhibitors will include powder coating manufacturers, powder coating application equipment manufacturers, systems houses, chemical suppliers and the various services and supplies that support the powder coating industry. A conference program designed to educate users of powder coatings is offered over four days:

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

MONDAY: Powder Coating 101 Workshop and Custom Coater Forum

10:00 AM                              Registration Opens

1:00 – 5:00 PM                       Powder Coating 101: Basic Essentials Workshop

1:00 – 5:00 PM                       PCI Custom Coater Forum

5:00 – 6:00 PM                       Reception for Workshop & Forum Attendees

 

TUESDAY: Powder Coating 101 Workshop and Custom Coater Forum

7:30 AM                                  Registration Opens

8:00 – 8:30 AM                      Breakfast for Workshop & Forum Attendees

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM                Powder Coating 101: Basic Essentials Workshop

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM                PCI Custom Coater Forum

Noon – 1:00 PM                      Lunch for Workshop & Forum Attendees

4:30 PM                                  Workshop & Forum Conclude

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY: POWDER COATING 2019 Technical Conference and Exhibition

7:00 AM                                  Registration Opens

8:00 – 8:30 AM                      Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:45 AM                      Opening General Session

10:00 – 11:30 AM                  Breakout Sessions

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM              Lunch and Tabletop Exhibition Open

1:45 – 3:15 PM                       Breakout Sessions

3:15 – 6:30 PM                       Tabletop Exhibits Open

4:00 – 6:30 PM                       Reception and Tabletop Exhibition Open

 

THURSDAY – POWDER COATING 2019 Technical Conference and Exhibition

7:30 AM                                  Registration Opens

8:00 – 8:30 AM                      Continental Breakfast

8:30 – 9:45 AM                      General Session

10:00 – 11:30 AM                  Breakout Sessions

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM              Lunch and Tabletop Exhibition Open

1:30 – 3:00 PM                       Breakout Sessions

3:00 – 4:00 PM                       Closing General Session

4:00 PM                                  Powder Coating 2019 Technical Conference Concludes      

 

TABLETOP EXHIBITORS

(as of December 5, 2018)

ACT Test Panels, LLC

AkzoNobel Powder Coatings

Axalta Coating Systems

BCI Surface Technologies

BYK-Gardner USA

Caplugs/Shercon

CFCM

BASF / Chemetall

Chemical Coaters Association International

DeFelsko Corporation

Digilube Systems

Dinamec Systems, LLC

DuBois Chemicals

Elcometer, Inc.

EPSI Masking Solutions

Erichsen, Inc.

FAMIS, Inc.

Fischer Technology Inc

Fostoria Process Equipment, Div. of TPI Corp.

Gema USA Inc.

George Koch Sons

Global Finishing Solutions

Heraeus Noblelight America LLC

IGP North America

IntelliFinishing

IPCO

Keyland Polymer UV Powder, LLC

Menphis s.p.a.

Midwest Finishing Systems

Nordson Corporation

Parker Ionics

The Powder Coating Institute

Powder Coated Tough

Pretreatment Equipment Manufacturing, Inc. (PEM)

Products Finishing Magazine

Rapid Industries, Inc.

Richards-Wilcox, Inc.

Rohner

RollSeal

The Sherwin-Williams Company

Therma-Tron-X, Inc.

Trimac Industrial Systems, LLC

Wagner Industrial Solutions

 

THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS  

ACT Test Panels, LLC

Chemetall US, Inc.

DeFelsko Corporation

Gema USA Inc.

George Koch Sons

Nordson Corporation

Parker Ionics

The Sherwin-Williams Company

Therma-Tron-X, Inc.

 

TECHNICAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM

(as of December 5, 2018; subject to change)

Wednesday, April 3

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM GENERAL SESSION
1   KEYNOTE: From Surviving to Thriving:  Changing Your Corporate Culture Dr. Amber Selking, Lippert Components, Inc.

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM BREAKOUT SESSIONS (select one)

2   The Building Blocks of a Successful Powder Coating System

Frank Mohar, Nordson Corp.

John Sudges, Midwest Finishing Systems, Inc.

Michael Withers, Axalta Coating Systems

3   Specialty Applications

Two-Coat Powder Coating System Selection - How They Make Cents (and Dollars) For Your Business

Tabitha McLeish, The Sherwin-Williams Company

Benefits, Myths, and Markets for TeflonÔ Powder Coatings

Chris Dohl, Intech Services

4   Running an Efficient Powder Coating Line

New Economical Fast Color Change System Allows Powder Coater to Minimize Lead Times

Carl Troiano, Trojan Powder Coating

Frank Mohar, Nordson Corp.

Learn to Love your Powder Application Process

Loren Smeester, Nordson Corp.

Greg Popp, SMC Metal

1:45 PM – 3:15 PM

BREAKOUT SESSIONS (select one)

5   Understanding Batch Systems

Best Practices for Manual Pretreatment Applications

Kirk Beaster, BASF/Chemetall

Options to Consider in a Manual Powder Coating Application Process

Jackson Horne, Nordson Corp.

Efficient/Effective Racking and Hook Selection in Batch Systems

Isaiah Haley, Magic Rack/Production Plus Corp.

6   The Importance of Measurement & Testing: Getting it Right!

Best Practices for Preparing Samples and Performing Common Testing of Powder Coated Parts

Nick Liberto, Powder Coating Consultants, Division of Ninan, Inc.

New Technology - Measuring Coatings Over Aluminum
Jay Kunick, Fischer Technology Inc.

Explore Color and Gloss

Jeralyn Camp, BYK-Gardner USA

7   Curing Hot Buttons

Understanding Heat Transfer: What's the Right Technology for Me?

Marty Sawyer, Trimac Industrial Systems, LLC

Restricting the Limitations of Traditional Thermal Systems for Finishing Processes

Lee McWhorter, Heraeus Noblelight America LLC

Seeing Infra-RED Can Make You GREEN

Josh Gilmore, Trimac Industrial Systems, LLC

 

Thursday, April 4

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM GENERAL SESSION
8   KEYNOTE: Adhesion Advancements in Laser Cutting That Improve Powder Coating Performance
Al Bohlen, Mazak Optonics Corporation
 

10:00 – 11:30 AM BREAKOUT SESSIONS (select one)

9   Optimizing Your Powder Coating Operations

Suresh Patel, BASF/Chemetall

John Sudges, Midwest Finishing Systems Inc.

John Cole, Parker Ionics

10 Automation for Today’s Powder Coating Lines I

The Future of Finishing is Automation and Connectivity

Jeff Hale, Gema USA Inc.

Process Control for the Pretreatment Industry

Robert Bodak, BASF/Chemetall

11 Pretreatment Improvements & Cost Savings  

Introduction or Improvement of a Pretreatment System

Sergio Mancini, BCI Surface Technologies

Savings in the Pretreatment Process that Reduce Costs Before Powder Coating Application

Tomasz Slezak, BASF/Chemetall

Will a Low Solids Water System Improve Your Pretreatment Process?

Gordon Johnson, Therma-Tron-X, Inc.

1:30 – 3:00 PM
BREAKOUT SESSIONS (select one)

12 Powder Coating Non-Conductive Substrates

Stop, You Can’t Coat That!

Chris Merritt, Gema USA Inc.

Plasma, Plastics and UV-Cured Powder Coating
Michael Knoblauch, Keyland Polymer UV Powder, LLC

Powder Coating on Alternative Substrates

Thomas Duesel and Scott Persyn, IGP North America LLC

13 Automation for Today’s Powder Coating Lines II

Benefits of Automating Industrial Finishing Door Systems

Zach Morrow, RollSeal  

Automation for Coating Operations – Specialty Movements

Marty Powell, Carlisle Fluid Technologies

Increasing Line Efficiency Using Robotic Pick/Place

Christopher Aiken, AikenControls

14 Architectural Applications

Architectural Powder Applications in the Monumental Building Market

Scott Moffatt, PPG Industries

Vertical Powder Coating for Aluminum Extrusions

Alberto Formenti, SAT S.r.l.

3:00 – 4:00 PM CLOSING GENERAL SESSION

15 Applicators Roundtable

Michael Withers, Axalta Coating Systems

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Location

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

6677 Sea Harbor Dr., Orlando, FL 32821

DATES  

April 1 – 4, 2019

EVENTS 

Powder Coating 101 Workshop – Basic Essentials             April 1 & 2

PCI Custom Coater Forum                                               April 1 & 2

Technical Conference                                                      April 3 & 4      

Tabletop Exhibition                                                         April 3 & 4                  

 

HOTELS 

PCI has a discounted group rate at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld®.  Click the links below to make reservations directly with the hotel.  Note, rooms are limited at these rates so be sure to make your hotel reservations as soon as possible.  Please book your hotel within our hotel block listed below as it enables us to keep costs low for attendees, speakers and exhibitors.

CLICK HERE for Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® - $199/night + tax & resort fee

The hotel cutoff date for reservations at our discounted rate is March 8, 2019

 

TO REGISTERVisit https://conference.powdercoating.org/ and click the Register button.

PC19 Keynote – Dr. Amber Selking delivers a lively keynote address.

PC19 Tabletop – The Tabletop Exhibition offers the opportunity to meet with suppliers face-to-face.

PC19 Audience – Powder coating professionals gather for technical training from industry experts.

 

About the Powder Coating Institute                                                                                       

Formed on May 1, 1981 as a non-profit organization, the Powder Coating Institute (PCI), represents the powder coating industry, promotes powder coating technology and communicates the benefits of powder coating to manufacturers, consumers, and government.  PCI works to advance the utilization of powder coating as an economical, non-polluting and high-quality finish for industrial and consumer products. For more information, visit www.powdercoating.org.

 

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