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Race to the Finish...ing System
It is well known that manufacturing technology is progressing at an amazing speed to automate processes in order to reduce overhead, increase quality, speed up delivery and improve customer service. The finishing process within manufacturing is admittedly a little behind this broader trend. Partially, this may be due to the sheer fortitude of existing finishing systems; many systems are 10, 20, even 30 years old and they still work well. Or should we say, “well enough?”  READ MORE >>

Evaluating the Mechanical Performance of Powder Coatings

Today’s topic relates to the evaluation of the performance of a powder coated surface. Specifically, we will explore test methods used to determine the mechanical performance of the coating.

I work for a powder coating facility and we are trying to find research or any publications describing the differences between e-coating and underbody powder such as Interpon’s A1000 series. Essentially, is underbody powder coating a viable alternative to e-coat? Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.
Caleb C., Chillicothe, Ohio

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