Powder Coating

Powder coating is a dry finishing process using sprayers to apply finely ground paint particles to a substrate using electrostatic charge. Powder adheres to the substrate by electrostatic attraction until melted and fused into a uniform coating in a curing oven.

Using Alternatives in Pretreatment Baths for Degreasing

Effective cleaning at low, even ambient temperatures, is possible, says Atotech’s Brandon Lloyd, and creates a safer work environment and reduces energy demands.

Improving Standard Operating Procedures for Powder Coating Operations

Expert Rodger Talbert says be sure to use instant feedback to let the operator know when a problem first appears.

Experts

Developments and Trends in Powder Coating

New solutions for powder coating centers combine powder preparation, conveyance, dosing and color changes into a fully automated, closed system.

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Powder Coat Systems with the Best Long-Term Performance

The best protection against corrosion and UV exposure, says Axalta’s Mike Withers, is electrocoat and a super durable powder coating.

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Life Cycle: Powder Coat Turns Bikes into Fine-Tuned Machines

Two San Francisco bike makers turn to powder coating to finish their custom products.
INNOVATIONS

Col-Met Oven App Enables Remote Monitoring

Technicians can remotely view batch oven status when connected to an active internet connection.

Hemco UniFlo Hoods Capture Fumes

Hoods constructed of chemical-resistant, flame-retardant, nonsparking composite resin materials.