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Considerations When Choosing a Conversion Coating
There are a variety of factors to consider when choosing the best pretreatment conversion coating for your specific application and process. The application system, substrate or substrates to be pretreated, and specifications for the final product all impact this decision. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits and challenges of various conversion coatings................  READ MORE

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Color Matching in Powder Coatings
What does the process of color matching entail when it comes to powder coatings and what are some of the challenges and details to keep in mind when attempting a match? Achieving a perfect color match and finish in powder coatings can often be a challenge due to the complexity of the process involved.............  READ MORE


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