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NASA and UCF Collaborate to Develop New High Temperature Powder Coating
As the space shuttle fleet approached its long-planned retirement in 2011, the U.S. was still digging itself out of the Great Recession, with median household wealth having fallen 35% over the six preceding years. A highly partisan Congress bickered over the debt ceiling, causing.....  READ MORE

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Thermal Shock and Coating Integrity
According to Corrosionpedia, thermal shock is “a variation in temperature which causes tension in a material. It frequently causes breakage in the material and is most common in brittle materials such as ceramics.” We’re not talking about ceramics here, but industrial grade powder coatings.....  READ MORE

Dear Joe Powder, How long after spraying the powder coating do you wait to take thickness, gloss, L*a*b* (color), etc. readings? I've heard some industries wait upwards of a month before...Get your answers here Submit Questions Here