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Pretreatment Chemistries and Wastewater Considerations
Metal pretreatment is an essential part of the powder coating process. Without proper pretreatment, the painted layer of a part might fail in a variety of ways and cause the metal substrate underneath to corrode, leading to visual degradation and structural failure....  READ MORE

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Technology Interchange—Troubleshooting Pretreatment Issues

Five years ago, I wrote a Tough Talk column entitled, “Don’t Blame the Powder”. The thesis of that piece trumpeted the high quality of powder coatings (properly applied and cured, of course) and explained.... READ MORE

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