Episode 1: Early Days - Insights Into the Surface Finishing Industry

Products Finishing’s On the Line podcast for coaters and finishers discusses evolving trends in surface finishing with interviews with powder coating consultant Rodger Talbert and 2021 Finishing Hall of Fame inductee Bill Saas.  

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.

A Focus on Heavy Castings

Winona Powder Coating invests in heavy-duty line and electrocoating to serve agricultural, industrial markets.
#automotive #construction

Reaping the Benefits of Powder Coating Expertise

To achieve uniform thickness for its powder coated parts, farm equipment manufacturer Bridgeview Manufacturing turns to TIGER Drylac for support.

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

  • 2019 Finishing Hall of Fame Inductees

    Class includes Frank Altmayer, Arthur Brace, Ken Kreeger, Marc LeBaron, Ray Lucas, Joseph Manzoli, Jerry Poll, William Safranek and Don Snyder.

  • 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

    Frederick Gumm, John Horner, Dr. Leslie Lancy, John Lindstedt and Milt Stevenson Sr. were elected by a panel for their contributions to the surface finishing industry.

  • 2016 Hall of Fame Inductees

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

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Wisconsin's Professional Plating Provides Triple Threat as 5-Time Top Shop

Professional Plating is a 5-Time Products Finishing Top Shop winner that provides plating, powder coating and electrocoating services.
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Minimizing Defects in Polyester Wrinkle Powder Coatings

Axalta Coating Systems architectural segment leader Michael Withers discusses mitigating defects in polyester wrinkle powder coatings.

Michael Withers Q. I really like the appearance and toughness of polyester wrinkle powder coatings but they seem to be very prone to defects – particularly a starring defect. How can I minimize/eliminate these? I can speak from personal experience with polyester wrinkles. Yes, spraying them can be very different in general. I’ve found that some can be easily charged electrostatically, so if you use the same gun settings for ...READ MORE

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How to Prevent Outgassing of Iron Castings

Verney Denerville of TIGER Drylac outlines the procedure used to mitigate the outgassing of iron castings.

Troubleshooting Powder Coating Issues with SIRE Methodology

Steve Houston of Vitracoat Inc. describes the SIRE method he employs for troubleshooting powder coating lines that produce faulty parts.

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.

Color is Key: Getting Color Right in Powder Coatings

What do powder coaters need to know about color management? Rik Mertens of Datacolor explains how digitalization helps save time and avoid error.

How to Design an Effective Racking System

Well-designed racking is an important part of any finishing operation. Richard Lang, who handles technical sales for EPSI’s racking and hanging division, offers insights for designing an effective racking system.
#asktheexpert #plating #racking

How to Handle and Eliminate Powder Coating Defects

For powder coating operations, an error report can turn defects and imperfections into an opportunity to improve. 


IFS Coatings' Pureflex Fastcure Cures Rebar Faster, Cooler

IFS Coatings has launched Pureflex Fastcure, its new fusion-bed epoxy powder coating for rebar, which the company says cures faster and at lower temperatures than standard formulations.

IFS Coatings Launches FBE Powder Coating for Rebar

IFS Coatings has launched a Fusion Bonded Epoxy powder coating for rebar that reportedly cures more quickly than standard formulations or at lower temperatures.

IFS Coatings Launches Puroplaz PE20 Thermoplastic Powder

IFS Coatings has launched its Puroplaz PE20 Texture, a low-gloss thermoplastic powder it says provides exceptional flexibility and durability.

Keyland UVMax Defender Bolsters Antimicrobial Protection

Keyland Polymer says its UVMax Defender solution for adding antimicrobial protection to UV-cured powder coatings shows excellent robustness and effectiveness.

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.

Hauschild SpeedMixer Produces High-Quality Adhesives

Hauschild Engineering’s flagship Hauschild Speedmixer uses a dual-centrifuge design to swiftly produce bubble-free adhesive and sealant compounds.