Application & Systems

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Getting the powder to the part is a critical step in the powder finishing process. Are you looking for an automatic system or a manual gun for touchups? There are several suppliers from which to choose. To help you in your search for the right equipment, this special advertising section highlights a few PCI® members that make powder application equipment.

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High End Finish for High-End Wheels

Formula 43 is a dedicated manufacturer of OEM and aftermarket automotive wheels. “Using years of experience in the automotive wheel industry to manufacturer the highest level of modular and mono-block wheels for the racing and sports car industry, Formula 43 is able to produce the latest wheel designs with exclusive updates that result in improved strength, stiffness and weight savings.

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When it comes to mastering the art of powder coating medium density fiberboard (MDF), persistence has paid off for RadEX, a Canadian custom powder coater. The company began investing in MDF in 1999, and 15 years later is still going strong as pros in its field.

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Often a powder coating supplier will describe their product’s particulate nature by quoting a singular value usually “average” particle size or sometimes “median” particle size. These values only paint a minor picture of the story. What is more critical is an understanding of the entire particle size distribution (PSD).

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Environmental concerns and the need for an improved finish prompted this East Coast antenna maker to switch from liquid to powder paint on its microwave antennas and support equipment.

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It’s nearly that time again, powder coating fans. The 2014 Powder Coating Summit is fast approaching. This year’s event will be held on June 17-18 in Columbus, Ohio. Our prevailing theme as always is “Bringing New 

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5 Steps to Improve Transfer Efficiency

Charging Theory: Powder particles are attracted to grounded part surfaces by the electrostatic charge imparted on them by the gun generator— the higher the charge on the powder particle, the better the transfer efficiency.

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Iron Maker Accentuates Its Finish With Powder

When Cambridge, MN-based Accent Ornamental Iron installed a powder coating system to finish its intricate iron designs, the fabricator was able to not only complete its own projects rather than subcontracting (jobbing) them out, but also start a new business as a custom coater for other shops.

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Dear Joe,

I’m a manufacturer of powder coatings in Vietnam. We have a problem in product as follows:

The reclaimed powder is being sprayed on...

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While it is true that the ability to reclaim overspray powder is a prominent selling point of the powder coating process, this does not mean that it makes sense for you under every circumstance. Everyone who either has an existing powder coating process or is looking to purchase one must eventually come to grips with this issue. Surprisingly, most people look at this dilemma the wrong way because they get mesmerized by the technology rather than analyzing this issue using normal cost accounting techniques.

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