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Steve Houston of Vitracoat Inc. describes the SIRE method he employs for troubleshooting powder coating lines that produce faulty parts.
Photo Credit: Vitracoat Inc. Q: What is the best or most efficient way to approach troubleshooting problems with a powder coating line? I have heard it said that doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result is the definition of insanity. But what if you think you are doing the same thing over and over, but the outcome is a different result? Maybe this can drive you ...READ MORE
What do powder coaters need to know about color management? Rik Mertens of Datacolor explains how digitalization helps save time and avoid error.
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.
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For powder coating operations, an error report can turn defects and imperfections into an opportunity to improve.
One of the most common quality issues with powder coating is an uneven “orange peel” texture. Bruce Hilbert, applications/technical manager for Tiger Drylac, offers advice for avoiding this common defect.
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.
For long-lasting powder coating that holds up outdoors, consultant Rodger Talbert suggests pretreatment and washing options, a primer layer and a top coat.
Wireless, modular conveyor system provides flexibility and scalability for carrying parts through finishing processes.
INNOVATIONS IN POWDER COATING TECHNOLOGY
HMG Paints has launched its next-generation colorants, which it says offer improved color quality, performance and environmental sustainability.
Hauschild Engineering’s flagship Hauschild Speedmixer uses a dual-centrifuge design to swiftly produce bubble-free adhesive and sealant compounds.
Datacolor is launching its handheld, price-conscious ColorReader Spectro color-matching instrument.
Mayzo Inc. offers a full line of optical brightener products, which absorb UV light and emit it in a fluorescent fashion — especially useful as a tracer or an additive in other coating applications.
IFS Coatings’ new PureClad FFT coating powder enhances non-metal substrate durability while maintaining an aesthetically pleasing finish.
Stardust Powder Coatings and BioCote have launched the Guardian AM powder coating series, which provides high-quality antimicrobial coatings for architectural and medical purposes.