Powder Coating

What Temperature Profiling System is Right for Me?

Today, profiling systems that are both sophisticated and easy to use can give a clear pass/fail finding, document regulatory compliance, let operators know when and where their ovens are trending out of acceptable limits or show that a process is within suppliers’ or customers’ specifications.
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Parts Cleaning

Pretreatment for Painting

Better adhesion, enhanced corrosion and blister resistance, and reduced coating-part interactions make pretreatment a must.

Liquid Coating

Conveyors and Paint Systems

Choosing the right conveyor system, coating technology, and ancillary equipment.
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Pollution Control

EPA Sets New Timeline on Oven Regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has set a schedule for issuing updated air toxics standards for boilers and certain solid waste incinerators as part of a filing with the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.
#pollutioncontrol #basics #regulation

Liquid Coating

Army Reducing HAP and VOC Ouput

New program wins DOD award, saves $1B
#pollutioncontrol #basics #military

Powder Coating

Stripping Organic Coatings

Chemical, pyrolytic and mechanical methods for removing paint and powder coatings.

Liquid Coating

Fundamentals of Liquid Coatings for Finishing Operations

Before liquid coatings are selected for the industrial finishing line, it is important to have a solid understanding of how a coating works.
#curing #masking #basics

Liquid Coating

Today’s Paint Application Methods

An overview of spraying, dipping, flow coating, and everything in between.

Liquid Coating

Phosphate Conversion Coatings

Types of phosphate conversion coatings, how to apply them, and their specific functions.


The EPA’s Common Sense Initiative and Its Legacy on the Finishing Industry

The Common Sense Initiative was the centerpiece of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s much-touted regulatory reinvention in 1994. Called a “bold experiment,” the EPA developed the Common Sense Initiative to address claims that its regulatory process had become burdensome, inefficient and costly.
#pollutioncontrol #basics #sustainability