Publisher's Letter Leaders Lead: Bringing New Technology to Market

Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2012

As I have shared before, I learned early in my career and still strongly believe that leaders lead, especially in a tough and now recovering economy. In this recovering economy, leaders need to look for ways to improve and invest in their business. Powder Coated Tough magazine takes pride as a leader in cutting edge graphics, design, digital magazines, editorial, and now a cutting edge event called The Powder Coating Summit. I would like to share with you that this magazine is teaming with The Powder Coating Institute and The Powder Coating Research Group headed by Kevin Biller, a contributing editor of Powder Coated Tough, to produce the premier powder coating technology event in 2012.

Wow, it’s a good feeling when you know you are doing something right! Kevin Biller and I have been swamped with email responses and excitement about the Powder Coating Summit this June. Here is some information on the expo/reception and industry leading companies that will be there to discuss your needs and share their products and services in a relaxing fun-filled evening of networking. Space is limited for this unique event so make sure you register today at www.powdercoatingsummit.com.

As a fellow member of the coatings industry, it is sometimes difficult to decide which educational events provide the most value in our busy professional lives. We would like to personally extending an invitation to you for the PC Summit being held June 5-6 in Columbus, Ohio. This event promises to be chock full of spine-tingling technical tidbits that will be sure to satisfy your thirst for the latest powder coating technology. We have a symposium/expo of industry experts presenting the latest developments in:

􀀁 Military Powder Technology

 Bio-based Polymers 

UV Cure Powders 

Powder for Plastic Substrates 

Acrylic Powders 




Application and Recovery Equipment

For those new to powder technology,
we have a workshop covering powder formulating
principles including a hands-on demonstration in
The PCR Group laboratory. Professionals seeking fundamental
knowledge in powder coating technology have
really appreciated this part of the event.

Tuesday evening we will have a reception/expo of
industry experts displaying products, equipment and
services in a relaxing tabletop format (prizes will be
awarded to everyone who participates), including:

Powder Manufacturers 

Coating Thickness and Inspection Equipment 


Raw Material Suppliers 

Application and Recovery Equipment 

Lab Services 


These companies are committed to working with you on any problems, answer questions and generally consult to help you grow and improve your powder coating systems and powder technology. If your company wants to be a leader in powder coating technologies, this is a must-attend event!

Leaders lead. As this economy recovers, ensure that your company is positioned as an industry leader with quality products, a sound business plan, and viewed as leader by your clients. Powder Coated Tough magazine is the leader for the powder industry and will continue to bring you editorial to educate, entertain and help you be a leader.

Visit www.powdercoatingsummit.com to register today as space is limited. As always, you can contact me anytime at bryden@powdercoating.org. C’mon aboard!