LIQUID COATING

Coatings Drive Electric Vehicles Further

Electric vehicle batteries depend on coatings to maintain optimal temperatures, reduce the risk of fire damage and electrical interference, and more.
#automotive

40 Under 40

Nominate a young finishing professional for Products Finishing’s 40 Under 40 program. It recognizes the finishing industry’s emerging leaders and encourages young talent in the industry.

Evolving Automation in Automotive

A look at the latest liquid coating technologies for the automotive sector from leading robotics and surface finishing technology providers
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Products Finishing's Top Stories of 2020

The most-read Products Finishing articles of 2020 cover manufacturing safety during COVID, powder coating expertise and lots more.

Wireless Carrier Fleet Provides Modular Overhead Conveyance

Wireless, modular conveyor system provides flexibility and scalability for carrying parts through finishing processes.

Finishing Hall of Fame

  • 2020 Finishing Hall of Fame Inductees

    Brad Andreae, the late Dr. George Dubpernell, Jim Jones, the late Daniel Leonhardt and Clifford Roy are selected for the 2020 Finishing Hall of Fame inductee class.

  • 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

    Abner Brenner, Dr. George E.F. Brewer, Daniel Brockman, Richard Crain, Pieter de Lange, Ronald Duncan, Dr. Erwin Gemmer, David Marsh and Blair Vandivier were picked by an independent panel of industry executives.
     

  • 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

    Jack Berg, Nathan Feldstein, George Hogaboom, Joseph Kushner, Harold Read and Charles Walker are honored.

LATEST Liquid Coating VIDEOS

Applications Innovation Leads to Better Masking Solutions

When masking product failures are costing you money, it pays to work with an expert that can select or engineer the most efficient solution.
#masking #plating

Painting the Mars 2020 Rover

The Mars 2020 rover Perseverance is on its way to the red planet. What kind of surface finish will protect the rover as it does its job? This video from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows how NASA technicians paint the rover for withstanding the harsh environment of Mars.
#masking

Aircraft X-Ray Laboratories Brings Hi-Tech to the Plating Shop

New leadership brought changes to AXL, which have propelled them into becoming one of the premier facilities in the U.S.
#plating

ASK THE LIQUID COATING EXPERT

Mitigating Water Condensation

Mike Bonner of Saint Clair Systems discusses how to avoid paint defects caused by condensation resulting from compressed air used for atomizers.

Photo Credit: Saint Clair Systems Q:  How can I avoid defects caused by water condensation? Industrial coaters face plenty of common defects like orange peel and run and sag. Another common phenomenon involves water dripping from fixtures, paint heads, etc. and getting into the process  – commonly referred to in the industry as “spitters.” The Saint Clair Systems Paint Defects Troubleshooting Guide defines “spitters” as: “…the result of ...READ MORE

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How to Reduce Waste for Two-Component Coatings

John Owed of Carlisle Fluid Technology suggests fluid metering equipment to reduce solvent and coating waste for multiple-component coatings.
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How to Minimize Plug Loss and Leakage During Coating

Custom Fabricating and Supplies offers several tips to manufacturers having trouble with plug loss and leakage during coating.
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How to Choose the Right Atomizing Spray Nozzle

Choosing the correct atomizing spray nozzle for your needs can be difficult. Thankfully, the engineers from EXAIR Corporation have designed a simple guide for choosing the nozzle you’ll need.
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When to Use Air Spray Guns or Rotary Bell Atomizers for Robotics

For automated finishing, are air spray guns or rotary bell atomizers better? Mark Dion from Dürr Systems explains the pros and cons of both for robotic painting.
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Pressure and Flow Control in Spray Guns and Rotary Atomizers

Tighter controls of paint flow and pressure may help finishers improve efficiency and profits. 
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Choosing the Right Paint Booth

When investing in a paint booth, choosing the ideal airflow style for your business’ needs is perhaps the most important decision. Royce Day of Global Finishing Solutions explains the pros and cons of the four primary paint booth airflow styles.
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INNOVATIONS IN LIQUID COATING TECHNOLOGY

PPG Launches Coating for CUI Conditions

PPG debuts PPG HI-TEMP 1027HD coating for corrosion-under-insulation applications in North America.

Carlisle Fluid Technologies Unveils Spray Foam System

Carlisle’s IntelliSpray System offers true ratio control, reducing the risk of spraying off ratio jobs.

Carlisle iFlow GP Maximizes Dispensing Versatility

Carlisle’s new i-Flow GP shot meter dispensing system provides a versatile solution for applying single-component sealants and adhesives.

New Airless Pumps Provide Pressure Stability

The new Azur Airless protective coatings pump range from Sames Kremlin improves atomization, ensures performance in extreme conditions and minimizes maintenance downtime.

Dürr EcoDose 3K Offers Minimal-Maintenance Paint Mixer

Dürr says its new three-component EcoDose 3K paint mixer requires little-to-no maintenance on its valves or measurement systems.

HMG Paints Launches Next-Generation Colorants

HMG Paints has launched its next-generation colorants, which it says offer improved color quality, performance and environmental sustainability.
#sustainability