POWDER COATING

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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40 Under 40

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

All-Color Powder Coating Emphasizes Quality and Customer Service

Mark Mortensen of All-Color Powder Coating, one of Products Finishing's Powder Coating Top Shops, says communication is key to success.
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Georgia Powder Coating Ranks First in 2020 Powder Coating Operations

The Products Finishing Tops Shops Benchmarking Survey examined more than 50 metrics to determine the best operating practices of shops in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

What Makes a Top Shop?

Productivity, efficiency and on-time deliveries are all hallmarks of a great finishing shop, but at the heart of it all is a commitment to employees and customers.
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LATEST Powder Coating VIDEOS

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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ASK THE POWDER COATING EXPERT

What's the Best Coating Method for Extended Outdoor Performance?

Rodger Talbert

Rodger Talbert

Columnist, Products Finishing magazine

For long-lasting powder coating that holds up outdoors, consultant Rodger Talbert suggests pretreatment and washing options, a primer layer and a top coat.

Q: We are a manufacturer of indoor furniture and we are currently planning to add an outdoor line to our offerings. This will include cast iron, steel fabrications and aluminum chairs and tables. What is the best way to powder coat the metal furniture to achieve high performance and longevity from the coating? A: Outdoor performance brings a variety of elements into play that break down a coating. ...READ MORE

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Reducing Waste in Your Powder Coating Facility

Finising 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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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.
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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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INNOVATIONS IN POWDER COATING TECHNOLOGY

Antimicrobial Powder Coatings from Powder Technology Inc.

Powder Technology Inc. added antimicrobial powder coating to their offerings, using BioCote technology. In the time of COVID-19, antimicrobial technology is in demand.

Walmec’s 0.01-Micron SuperStar Filter

Walmec's 0.01-micron SuperStar filter removes vapors and contaminates for flow ranges of 50, 75 or 100 SCFM.

TTX’s Automated Conveyor Carrier System Offers Wireless, Flexible Operation

ACC system designed for reliable, consistent point-to-point movement of everything from small to heavy parts.

Sherwin-Williams Launches Powdura ECO Coatings Using Recycled Plastic

Sherwin-Williams has launched a line of powder coatings that uses a polyester resin comprised of 25% pre-consumer recycled plastic (rPET). 
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Assured Testing Services Provides Corrosion Exposure Testing

Company provides data across any phase of a product life cycle for a variety of industries.
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Col-Met Oven App Enables Remote Monitoring

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