POWDER COATING CLINIC

Electroplating

Finding Correlations to Salt Spray and UV Protection Hours

Bob Hohn with Assured Testing Services says it is often difficult to equate test duration to actual years of field service.
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Powder Coating

How to Know When to Change Spray Booth Filters

When it comes to determining when to change your spray booth filters, Trey Peavy from Col-Met Engineered Finishing Solutions says to first differentiate between intake filters and exhaust filters.
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Powder Coating

How to Stop Powder Coatings from Drifting from Spray Booth

Nordson’s Frank Mohar says the main function of any powder booth is to contain excess powder overspray.
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Liquid Coating

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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Powder Coating

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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Powder Coating

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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Powder Coating

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 Coating

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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Liquid Coating

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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Powder Coating

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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