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With protocols and precautions in place to ensure a safe environment for all, Powder Coating Week 2021 will take place July 13 – 16 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld® in Orlando, FL.

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Posted in: Industry News
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Mg Porosity Q: Hi Joe, I have a cleaner/phosphate that is supposed to treat magnesium, but how should it be handled as far as dry-off and cure temps...

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The last 12 months have certainly delivered on challenges. From the global COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent delivery of a vaccine, through protests an...

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Posted in: Membership Memo
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COVID-19 put the brakes on our industry last March and April when many states opted to enact a shutdown to quell the spread of the novel coronavirus. Production was curtailed, labs were reduced to 50% or fewer employees, and most office workers grabbed their laptops and headed home to set up shop. Fortunately, we have seen a rebound since then. 

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Shelley Verdun is the first to admit she likes a challenge. It’s a big part of who she is, quite frankly something she’s proud of, and rightfully so. No doubt her childhood is chock full of conquered challenges, but it’s Shelley’s journey to a career in powder coatings that serves as an inspiration for those just starting out, perhaps even more so to those already in the industry considering taking on a completely new role.

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When Allison Lee of Boise-based Coatings Plus became an owner of a powder powder coating business, she didn’t have a background in the powder coating industry. She did have tenacity, a positive attitude, and adventurous spirit. Eight years later, her adventure has just begun.

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Without the 25 women who make up just over a third of its workforce, Acme Finishing would surely be losing the war for talent. Acme has been in business since 1932 and is currently mired in one of the most difficult labor environments in its long history.

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I began my finishing industry career as a formulating chemist. In my early years, I learned the basics of the finishing world from my colleagues, who ...

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Posted in: Membership Memo
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The Best Time to Get a Touch-up Q: Hi Joe, We have an automatic spray booth with eight automatic and two manual (touch-up) guns. When is it best to ...

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Powder coatings, by their nature, possess rather good corrosion resistance. This is due to robust polymers, careful attention to metal cleaning and preparation, and in general, thicker coating films...

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