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Your testing lab partner is only as good as the information and instruction they receive with testing materials. Because false positives are possible with even newer pretreatment alternatives, finishers should work closely with their chemical suppliers to ensure testing accuracy regarding effluent discharge.

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This article explains how coating process operators can save money and improve quality by incorporating an in-line rack and hook stripping process.

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Three specific scenarios will be presented and addressed as well as hints and tips useful for job shops and custom coaters.

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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.

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Five years ago, I wrote a Tough Talk column entitled, “Don’t Blame the Powder”. The thesis of that piece trumpeted the high quality ...

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As requirements for improved performance in extreme working environments have emerged and the ever-present need for exacting process control and reasonable economics continues, technologists have stepped up to the plate to deliver the goods.

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The term "lightweighting" is used to describe a material transformation occurring in the aerospace, automotive, and mass transit industries. Mike Knoblauch with Keyland Polymer Material Sciences explains how this provides powder coating with myriad new opportunities.

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Gema USA's Jeff Hale enlists the expertise of Sjoerd de Jong and Bob Cregg of DSM Coating Resins, Scott Persyn of IGP North America, Jeno Muthiah of Alpha Coating Technologies, Lee McWhorter and Gerald Plush of Heraeus Noblelight America and Troy Greenberg of RedLine Garagegear to discuss the history of MDF and growth opportunities ahead.

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Custom coaters can earn certifications and verifications from numerous sources. Michelle Payden of ABITL Finishing and Rick Gehman of Keystone Koating leverage their experiences to explain how PCI Certification concentrates with laser focus on the powder coating process.

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One of the biggest opportunities in the powder coating industry exists in the realm of heat sensitive substrates. Kevin Biller analyzes low temperature thermosetting powder coatings and UV-curable powders and the performance features of each.

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