Mark Mortensen of All-Color Powder Coating, one of Products Finishing's Powder Coating Top Shops, says communication is key to success.
The Products Finishing Tops Shops Benchmarking Survey examined more than 50 metrics to determine the best operating practices of shops in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Making an outside finishing vendor part of an integrated supply chain cuts costs for both parties and — even more importantly — enables increased throughput.
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Q: We are a manufacturer of indoor furniture and we are currently planning to add an outdoor line to our offerings. This will include cast iron, steel fabrications and aluminum chairs and tables. What is the best way to powder coat the metal furniture to achieve high performance and longevity from the coating? A: Outdoor performance brings a variety of elements into play that break down a coating. ...READ MORE
Finising industry consultant Rodger Talbert explains ways to reduce waste, heat in your powder coating facility.
When looking to switch from phosphate conversion coatings, Stewart Tymchuk from Dynamix suggests looking at silane-based products for powder coating pretreatments.
Expert Rodger Talbert says be sure to use instant feedback to let the operator know when a problem first appears.
New solutions for powder coating centers combine powder preparation, conveyance, dosing and color changes into a fully automated, closed system.
The best protection against corrosion and UV exposure, says Axalta’s Mike Withers, is electrocoat and a super durable powder coating.
The 27-year-old powder coating operation invests in employees and customers, fostering a business built on loyalty.
INNOVATIONS IN POWDER COATING TECHNOLOGY
Powder Technology Inc. added antimicrobial powder coating to their offerings, using BioCote technology. In the time of COVID-19, antimicrobial technology is in demand.
Walmec's 0.01-micron SuperStar filter removes vapors and contaminates for flow ranges of 50, 75 or 100 SCFM.
ACC system designed for reliable, consistent point-to-point movement of everything from small to heavy parts.
Sherwin-Williams has launched a line of powder coatings that uses a polyester resin comprised of 25% pre-consumer recycled plastic (rPET).
Technicians can remotely view batch oven status when connected to an active internet connection.