POWDER COATING

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.
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40 Under 40

Products Finishing is recognizing the industry’s top young talent through an annual 40 Under 40 program.

Patent-pending masking plug features one-way vent

Custom Fabricating & Supplies unveils a new two-piece, vented masking plug designed to allow air to escape while simultaneously preventing leaks.
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Deep Connections Translate to Success for JIT Powder Coating Company

The 27-year-old powder coating operation invests in employees and customers, fostering a business built on loyalty.

Westside Finishing Keeps Moving Forward

Founded nearly 40 years, Westside Finishing, a perennial Products Finishing Top Shops award recipient, has grown into one of New England’s largest powder coating job shops.
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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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A Lustrous Example of Expanding a Plating Operation

Ohio’s Lustrous Metal Coatings Pins Growth on Acquiring Other Manufacturing Operations
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Employee Buy-In Drives Chicago Powder Coater

S&B Finishing Company is a 5-Time Products Finishing Top Shop Recipient, thanks to its long-time employees.
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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.

Q: What should I keep in mind when constructing a racking system? A: A well-designed, well-made rack is not only an integral part of any finishing operation, it’s also an opportunity to save platers money through increased production capacity and reduction of rejects. While almost anyone can make a rack, an understanding of racking materials and their elements is imperative to produce a correct design. By ...READ MORE

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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. 
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How to Address Declining Powder Coating Coverage Over Time

Fine particles from reclaim could be to blame for powder coating problems that emerge over time. Avoid problems by keeping hooks clean, maintaining guns and using reclaim powder quickly to avoid accumulation of fines.
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What's the Best Coating Method for Extended Outdoor Performance?

For long-lasting powder coating that holds up outdoors, consultant Rodger Talbert suggests pretreatment and washing options, a primer layer and a top coat.
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Reducing Waste in Your Powder Coating Facility

Finishing industry consultant Rodger Talbert explains ways to reduce waste, heat in your powder coating facility.
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Silane-based Multimetal Pretreatments for Powder Painting

When looking to switch from phosphate conversion coatings, Stewart Tymchuk from Dynamix suggests looking at silane-based products for powder coating pretreatments.
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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.
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INNOVATIONS IN POWDER COATING TECHNOLOGY

Frank Lowe's Wow Pads Simplify Shipping

Frank Lowe’s Wow Pads provide a simple, safe and minimalist solution for raw metal and powder coating transportation.

Sherwin-Williams' Powdura ECO Hybrid Powder Coatings Made from 25% Recycled Plastic

The coating products contain the equivalent of seven to 10 single-use (16-ounce) recycled plastic water bottles.

IFS Coatings' PureClad Powder Coat for Non-Metal Objects Cures in Minutes

The entire process of coating and curing can be completed typically within 7 to 10 minutes for single-layer finishes.

Venjakob/Nutro Customizes Surface Finishing Solutions

FABTECH 2020: Venjakob/Nutro specializes in automated finishing systems, including paint lines, robotic paint finishing, part conveyance and curing.

Spray Equipment Engineered for Durability

FABTECH 2020: Sata spray guns are designed for quality, durability, high transfer efficiency and superior atomization, and are easy to clean and maintain.

Tiger-Vac Hogoil Pump Vacuums Feature Compact Size

FABTECH 2020: Tiger-Vac Hogoil industrial vacuum cleaners with pumps are engineered for oil and metal chip separation.
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