POWDER COATING

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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40 Under 40

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

Using Antimicrobial Coatings to Help Combat the Spread of Germs and Bacteria

With concern over germs at an all time high, antimicrobial coatings are gaining interest. One company, Vitracoat, explains how its VitraGUARD line of coatings uses a spherical silver-ion based ingredient to disrupt the grown and reproduction of bacteria.

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.

A.M. Metal Finishing Focuses on Quality, Service

A chemist and quality manager are involved every step of the way, checking the parts through the process.

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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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Silane-based Multimetal Pretreatments for Powder Painting

Stewart Tymchuk

Stewart Tymchuk

Co-president, Dynamix Inc.

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

Q: We are considering switching from phosphate conversion coatings for our surface pretreatments. What are some replacement pretreatments we should consider? A: Powder painting is a widely used method for corrosion protection and decorative purposes in various industries. However, corrosion is still a major problem for all of them. Different surface pretreatments prior to powder painting are being applied for better corrosion resistance and better paint ...READ MORE

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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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Improving Transfer Efficiencies in Coating Operations

There are many methods for addressing electrostatic grounding in metal painting processes, and Tim Ulshafer from Mueller Electric says the best method for your process is a simple and worthwhile exercise.
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Designing Batch Ovens for Powder Coating Operations

Curing ovens are an important part of any finishing operation, and Col-Met’s John  Owed says understanding key elements will assist in selecting the right oven for your application.
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INNOVATIONS IN POWDER COATING TECHNOLOGY

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.

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.

Hemco UniFlo Hoods Capture Fumes

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

Axalta Adds Tufcote Epoxy Primer to Industrial Coatings Line

Tufcote 3.0 has quick, 30-minute recoat window for wet-on-wet topcoat applications.