POWDER COATING

Non-reactive Cleaning for Powder Coating

Northeastern Ohio industrial hinge manufacturer Midlake Products & Mfg. Co. recently added a powder coating line to its operation after years of contemplation. One deciding factor was a phosphate-free, non-reactive cleaning process. 

On the Line Podcast

PF’s On the Line podcast presents stories from the world of finishing in the voices of those who are in the trenches doing the work. Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform.

Powder Coating Enables Recreation During COVID

In the midst of the pandemic, recreational equipment manufacturer Lifetime turned to George Koch Sons LLC to design, fabricate and install a powder coating system to support increasing business demand.

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.  

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

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.

  • 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 Powder Coating VIDEOS

A Focus on Heavy Castings

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

Wireless Carrier Fleet Provides Modular Overhead Conveyance

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

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

ASK THE POWDER COATING EXPERT

Blistering Defects and How to Avoid Them

Verney Denerville of TIGER Drylac discusses recommendations for avoiding or mitigating blistering defects in powder coatings.

Verney Denerville is an application field specialist with TIGER Drylac. Q. Do you have recommendations for avoiding or mitigating blistering defects in powder coatings? Dealing with surface defects can be a nuisance and costly endeavor for any coating operation. Especially if the cause of the defect is coming from the process. A common surface defect that happens during the powder coating process is blistering. Blistering is described as the formation ...READ MORE

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What Impacts Transfer Efficiency?

Powder coating consultant Rodger Talbert discusses measuring transfer efficiency (TE) and determining ways to improve.
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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.
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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.
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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.
#asktheexpert

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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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.
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INNOVATIONS IN POWDER COATING TECHNOLOGY

Inocoat Manual Powder Systems from Sames Kremlin

Manual powder systems available to cover all process needs from ordinary to metallic and UV powders.

Tiger Drylac Offers New Customer Support Option

Tiger Drylac Powder Coating launches TigerText to help service customers

Sherwin-Williams Launches Hyper Durable Powder Coatings Line

Sherwin-Williams’ Echelon powder coatings provide long-term aesthetics and require minimal maintenance. 

X-Rite and Pantone's Pantora Makes Digital Material Samples

X-Rite Inc. and Pantone LLC have updated their Pantora application to connect with X-Rite spectrophotometers, enabling brands to convert physical materials into digital samples.
#measurement-testing

Wagner Expands Coatify IoT Platform and Debuts Light Version

Wagner has updated its Coatify IoT platform with newly compatible devices, new features that increase transparency on past jobs and a lower-priced feature-light version.
#Industry40

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.
#construction