Liquid Coating

Powder Finish Helps Golf Cars Survive the Links

Golf cars get longer drives, fewer chips with powder-coated finish...
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Pollution Control

In Search of a Polymeric Coating

Question: I have an application that needs a 0.005-0.006-inch thick insulative coating on an aluminum sheet metal part.
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Powder Coating

Clingier Can Be Better

Gel cleaners extend dwell time, provide better cleaning
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Join The Clubs

June saw annual meetings and conferences for two of the largest trade groups in surface finishing, as the National Association of Surface Finishers and the Chemical Coaters Association International held gatherings in Grand Rapids and Sarasota, respectfully. The Powder Coating Institute held its annual meeting in late May in Austin Texas.
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Powder Coating

The Real Cost of Downtime

Making the right color-change decision in powder coating operations.


What Temperature Profiling System is Right for Me?

Today, profiling systems that are both sophisticated and easy to use can give a clear pass/fail finding, document regulatory compliance, let operators know when and where their ovens are trending out of acceptable limits or show that a process is within suppliers’ or customers’ specifications.
#curing #regulation #basics

Powder Coating

Conveyors and Paint Systems

Choosing the right conveyor system, coating technology, and ancillary equipment.
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Powder Coating

EPA Sets New Timeline on Oven Regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has set a schedule for issuing updated air toxics standards for boilers and certain solid waste incinerators as part of a filing with the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.
#pollutioncontrol #basics #regulation

Pollution Control

Army Reducing HAP and VOC Ouput

New program wins DOD award, saves $1B
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Powder Coating

Evaluation of Powder Materials

What issues should we consider in order to evaluate different suppliers and pick the best one? We know that the price per pound is one item, but how can we be sure it is good powder?