POWDER COATING BASICS

Powder Coating

Value of Powder Environmental Room

For several years we have operated our powder system without a room to enclose the booths and application process. It has worked out OK, but we need to make some adjustment for different humidity conditions. Is the cost of adding the room is justified?
#sustainability #basics

Liquid Coating

Stripping Organic Coatings

Chemical, pyrolytic and mechanical methods for removing paint and powder coatings.
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Powder Coating

The Powder Coating Process

Powder coating is one of the most durable finishes that can be applied to industrial manufactured products, and offers excellent corrosion protection and is very safe because of its lack of volatile organic compounds.
#basics #masking #curing

Powder Coating

Powder Chemistries

What is right for the customer?
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Anodizing

Meeting the Critical Cleaning Challenge

Today’s parts cleaning industry faces numerous challenges that can make the selection of an effective critical cleaning system difficult
#basics #plating

Anodizing

Are Ionic Liquids Right for Your Parts Cleaning Job?

Ionic liquids have also been considered for parts cleaning applications because of their negligible vapor pressure, high thermal and electrochemical stability, and low melting points of less than 100°C.
#vacuum-vapor #basics #plating

Electrocoating

An Introduction to Cyclic Corrosion Testing

A more realistic way to perform salt spray tests.
#plating #basics

Powder Coating

Guarding Against Counterfeit Parts

We have been doing a lot of defense work lately and are concerned about counterfeit parts. How can we protect ourselves?
#plating #pollutioncontrol #basics

Electrocoating

80 Years Helping Finishers

Our readers share how Products Finishing has helped their careers as the magazine celebrates its 80th year covering the finishing industry.
#plating #curing #pollutioncontrol

Electroplating

Celebrating the First 80 Years

Oak is the traditional gift for someone turning 80 years old, as it symbolizes longevity and strength, two hallmarks of what we feel our magazine has been with the surface finishing industry since its debut in 1936.
#plating #curing #masking