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FABTECH 2017

Posted on Monday, October 2, 2017

CCAI’s FINISHING Pavilion Set as FABTECH Returns to Chicago

The FINISHING Pavilion at FABTECH 2017 will be the largest yet. FABTECH will play host to more than 1,700 exhibitors overall at McCormick Place in Chicago. CCAI has packed the FINISHING Pavilion with companies that will bring countless products, services, innovative ideas and equipment to manufacturers interested in all finishing technologies. You will find more companies providing more finishing products and services than any other event in North America. CCAI continues to prove that the FINISHING PAVILION at FABTECH is the premiere event for industrial finishers! Registration is open at www.fabtechexpo.com.

FINISHING Pavilion Exhibitors (as of August 10)

  • Accudraft Paint Booths
  • Acme Finishing Co. Inc.
  • ACT Test Panels, LLC
  • ADF Systems Ltd.
  • Aesthetic Finishers, Inc.
  • AFC Finishing Systems
  • AkzoNobel Powder Coatings
  • Alconox, Inc.
  • Alliance Manufacturing, Inc.
  • American Fabric Filter Co
  • American Grinders Inc.
  • American Industrial Sales, LLC
  • Amiberica, Inc.
  • AMOVA S.a r.l.
  • Apel International Inc.
  • Argon Masking Corp.
  • Assured Testing Services
  • Axalta Coating Systems
  • AZZ Metal Coatings
  • B.L. Downey Co. LLC
  • Baoji AATi New Metal Co., Ltd.
  • Baril Coatings USA
  • BASF Corp.
  • BCI Surface Technologies Bulk Chemicals, Inc.
  • BEKO Technologies
  • BEX Spray Nozzles
  • Blast Cleaning Technologies - div of Metcast
  • Blast-One
  • Bonding Solutions
  • Brush Research Mfg. Co.
  • Burleigh Industries LLC
  • Caldan Conveyor A/S
  • Calvary Industries Inc.
  • Canadian Finishing & Coatings Manufacturing
  • Caplugs, Inc.
  • Carbit Paint Co.
  • Cardinal Paint & Powder
  • Cardinal Parts and Equipment, LLC
  • Carlisle Fluid Technologies
  • Castrol
  • Cataforesis S.A. de C.V.
  • Catalytic Industrial Systems
  • Chemetall
  • Chemical Coaters Assoc. Int’l
  • ChemQuest Inc.
  • Chemtec North America, LLC
  • Chicago Coating Technologies
  • Chris Plating
  • ClearClad Coatings, LLC
  • Clemco Industries Corp.
  • Col-Met Engineered Finishing Solutions
  • Columbus Industries, Inc.
  • Combustion and Systems, Inc.
  • Coral Chemical Co.
  • CPR Systems
  • Custom Fabricating & Supplies
  • Daifuku North America
  • Decoral System USA Corp.
  • DeFelsko Corporation
  • Delfin Industrial
  • Dinamec Systems
  • Divine Brothers Company
  • DMP Corporation
  • Dosatron International
  • DST-CHEMICALS Inc.
  • DuBois Chemicals
  • Duroair Technologies Inc.
  • Durr Systems, Inc.
  • Echo Engineering & Production Supplies, Inc.
  • Eisenmann Corp.
  • Elcometer Inc.
  • The Electrocoat Association
  • ElektroPhysik USA Inc.
  • Enhanced Powder Coating
  • Enhancement Technologies/Sublitex-Miroglio
  • EPSI Masking Co.
  • Ervin Industries Inc.
  • FANUC America Corporation
  • Filtermedia SRL
  • Fischer Technology Inc.
  • Flex Trim USA
  • Fluke Process Instruments
  • Fostoria Process Equipment, div. of TPI Corp.
  • Frost, Inc.
  • Gema
  • General Automatic Transfer Co.
  • General Fabrications Corp.
  • George Koch Sons, LLC
  • Global Finishing Solutions LLC
  • GMA Industries
  • Goff, Inc.
  • Graco Inc.
  • Graphic Products
  • Guspro, Inc.
  • HafcoVac
  • Hedson Technologies North America Inc.
  • Henkel Corp.
  • Hentzen Coatings Inc.
  • Heraeus Noblelight America LLC
  • Herr Industrial, Inc.
  • Hosco Fittings, LLC
  • Houghton International - Surface Finishing
  • Hubbard-Hall Inc.
  • IFS Coatings, Inc.
  • IHC Inc.
  • Intek Corporation
  • IntelliFinishing
  • International Thermal Systems, LLC
  • Intertek
  • Iowa Area Development Group
  • IST International Surface Technologies
  • Jamestown Coating Technologies
  • Jinzhou Honor Galvanized Equipment Co., Ltd.
  • Keyland Polymer Material Sciences, LLC
  • Klinger Paint Co
  • Kolene Corporation
  • Kyzen
  • LDPI, Inc.
  • Magic Rack/Production Plus Corp.
  • MetoKote Corp.
  • Micro-Surface Finishing Products, Inc.
  • Midwest Finishing Systems, Inc.
  • Mighty Hook Inc.
  • Mode Kartela Boya Ltd. Stl.
  • Munters Corp.
  • NikoTrack
  • Nordic Air Filtration
  • Nordson Corp.
  • Northern Coatings & Chemical
  • NorthStar Products
  • Novacel
  • Osborn
  • Parker Ionics
  • Patriot Metal Finishing System
  • Pneu-Mech Systems Mfg. LLC
  • Pollution Control Products Co.
  • Polymer Molding, Inc.
  • Poppelmann Plastics USA, LLC
  • Porcelain Enamel Institute, Inc.
  • Powder Coated Tough
  • Powder Coating
  • The Powder Coating Institute
  • Powder Parts, Inc.
  • PPG Industries, Inc.
  • Pretreatment Equipment Manufacturing Inc.
  • Proceco Ltd.
  • Products Finishing Magazine
  • Protech Powder Coatings
  • Quaker Chemical Corp.
  • QuickLabel Systems
  • Raptor Blasting Systems
  • Richards-Wilcox Conveyor
  • Rohner
  • RollSeal, Inc.
  • Ruwac
  • SAMES KREMLIN
  • Sankyo Rikagaku Co., Ltd.
  • Sata Spray Equipment
  • SciTeeX Group
  • Sculpt Nouveau
  • Selas Heat Technology
  • The Sherwin-Williams Co.
  • sia Abrasives
  • Sierra Paint Corporation
  • Southern Systems, Inc.
  • Specialty Aerosols/Raabe/Precision Color
  • Spray Systems, Inc.
  • Spraying Systems Co.
  • SprayTech / Junair
  • Stanza Machinery, Inc.
  • Sunkiss Thermoreactors, Inc.
  • SuperMax Tools
  • Surface Armor
  • SWECO
  • System Technologies, Inc.
  • Tanis Inc.
  • Technotrans America
  • Therma-Tron-X, Inc.
  • Thierica Equipment Co.
  • Transmet Corporation
  • Trimac Industrial Systems, LLC
  • Uni-Spray Systems Inc.
  • V & S Galvanizing LLC
  • Valmont Coatings
  • Vapor Technologies
  • Venjakob North America, Inc./Nutro, Inc.
  • Vitracoat America Inc.
  • Vogel Industrial Coatings
  • Vulkan Blast Shot Technology
  • W Abrasives
  • Wagner Systems, Inc.
  • Webb-Stiles Company
  • Westran Thermal Processing
  • Yeuell Nameplate & Label

CCAI’s Largest FABTECH FINISHING Educational Program Ever

CCAI continues to offer outstanding FINISHING technical sessions as a part of the FABTECH Educational Program. This year’s agenda is the largest and most diverse ever, providing finishing professionals with a vast array of learning opportunities.

Why Attend the Conference?

  • FABTECH brings together experts from all aspects of the finishing industry resulting in a diverse and high-quality program.
  • With 28 sessions comprised of 67 presentations, it is the single most comprehensive program in the industry.
  • More than 80 percent of this year’s sessions include new topics, making the CCAI FINISHING sessions a must-attend program for both new and repeat FABTECH visitors.

FABTECH Education

Monday, November 6, 2017

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

C20: FUNDAMENTALS OF A SUCCESSFUL POWDER COATING OPERATION

Whether you are planning on converting from an existing liquid paint system, or getting into powder coating from scratch, there are essential elements required to ensure your best chance of success. this presentation will discuss the requirements of a well-designed, high-performing powder coating system, from pretreatment, powder material selection to powder application and recovery, to curing.

John Sudges, Midwest Finishing Systems, Inc.

Michael Withers, Axalta Coating Systems

Frank Mohar, Nordson Corporation


C22: RACK UP PROFITS WITH PRODUCTIVITY AND EFFICIENCY

this session will present the process for developing proper hang methods and rack design to maximize line density, material handling concepts to reduce labor costs and establishing safety guidelines and parameters for compliance. the session will also cover the importance of part grounding and evaluate film build consistency as a function of ground quality. the benefits of proper hook & rack maintenance as well as implementation of stripping systems to provide in-line, on-line rack stripping will be reviewed along with new process techniques to reduce required line space for in-line stripping systems.

Scott Rempala, Mighty Hook

James Malloy, Kolene Corporation


1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

C32: NEW- BLASTING YOUR WAY TO SUCCESSFUL METAL PREPARATION

It’s important to understand all variables involved in surface preparation. this session will review advantages and disadvantages for attendees to gain a full understanding when blasting can be most effective for metal surface preparation. It will cover the basics of centrifugal wheel blasting, blast equipment and conveying parts. Attendees will also learn the basics of air powered abrasive blasting and ways to reduce costs associated with this process. there will also be an introduction of automation in air abrasive blasting through the use of robotics.

Carl Panzenhagen, Blast Cleaning Technologies

Brian Kenimer, Blast-One International


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

C40: NEW- FUNDAMENTALS OF PRETREATMENT

this session will review a variety of key elements to consider in your pretreatment process. Attendees will learn about reverse osmosis water treatment as well as its applications, advantages and disadvantages. there will also be a segment on controlling the cleaning and pretreatment process, which is critical to achieving superior results. Knowing what parameters to control helps to prevent rejects and free up manpower for other processes. the session will also receive a basic framework of fundamentals for cleaning and pretreatment, with emphasis on cleaning methods and pretreatment types. Understanding these concepts is essential to operating a high-quality finishing operation.

Abigal Grommet, therma-Tron-X, Inc.

Robert Bodak, Chemetall US, Inc. - now part of BASF Group

David Chalk, DuBois Chemicals

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

C50: FINISHING END USER CASE HISTORIES

this session highlights three case histories: 1. An overview of a bicycle manufacturer’s re-shoring efforts including focus on their “dual coat” powder coating process. 2. the various application systems needed to finish many different types of doors along with the types of coatings applied. 3. Firsthand experience to successfully powder coat over hot-dip galvanized steel, including the proper procedures that must be followed to prepare new and weathered zinc-coated surfaces.

Jethrey Hale, Gema USA Inc.

Steve Romer, SAMES-KREMLIN, Inc.

Joe Langemeier, AZZ Metal Coatings


C51: MEJORANDO EL DESEMPENO TOTAL DEL SISTEMA DE PINTURA EN POLVO

El eficiente desempeño de un Sistema de Pintura en Polvo se compone de dos areas principales: Pretratamiento y Aplicación del acabado. Los dos presentan retos para el ahorro los cuales serán tratados en esta capacitación. Cómo puedo aumentar mi producción y conseguir buen recubrimiento. Como mejorarlo, Mantenimiento de herramientas, el eslabón perdido. Respuestas a estas preguntas y muchas más en esta sesión.

Antonio Tapia, Coral Chemical Company

Jose Mercado, AkzoNobel


C52: NEW- FINISHING SYSTEM DESIGN CRITERIA

this session will consist of an overview of cost drivers in designing and installing a finishing system; a complete synopsis of the process considerations that affect capital and operational costs while meeting production, flexibility, and quality goals, including a case study of an actual finishing system acquisition; and a review of the latest in overhead conveyor technology for paint systems, friction-driven conveyors. there will also be examples of how friction-driven conveyors, teamed with smart controls, offer flexibility and expandability options.

Jason Gatton, Pneu-Mech Systems Mfg LLC

Nicholas Liberto, Powder Coating Consultants

Joshua Gilmore, IntelliFinishing


1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

C61: PRACTICAL APPROACH TO OPTIMAL POWDER COATING OPERATIONS

this session will cover an overview of the preventive maintenance process as it relates to powder coating and then go in-depth on troubleshooting powder coating related issues. Attendees will take away many great ideas and recommendations regarding the preventive maintenance process. It will also review methods used to activate the powder prior to transportation; vibration, stirring, and the most common-fluidization method. the presentation, will review the effect fluidization has on the overall application process, and steps to achieve greater efficiency.

John Cole, Parker Ionics

Mike Wittenhagen,TCI Powder Coatings

Jethrey Hale, Gema USA Inc.


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

C71: NEW- MASTERING A BATCH FINISHING OPERATION

Attendees will be presented with detailed criteria to consider when choosing between a batch or powered system. the session will include best practices recommended to provide consistent results when applying pretreatment using manual spray equipment. Cleaning, rinsing and conversion coating best practices will also be presented. Additionally, attendees will learn about a unique approach to incorporate the lean manufacturing mentality with pre-engineered modular components and direct customer input to ensure a system that is labor efficient, compact, and cost effective.

Aaron Hughes and Dan Guirl, General Automatic Transfer

Kirk Beaster, Chemetall US, Inc. – now a part of BASF Group

Alex Koza, NikoTrack


C72: NEW- ADVANCEMENTS IN AMBIENT PRETREATMENT

this presentation will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of iron phosphate and zirconium based conversion coatings and how each have unique differences in chemistries and performance. Attendees will also learn nine reasons when considering zirconium-based, non-phosphorous advanced pretreatments along with best practices and practical aspects of transitioning to advanced pretreatments, including a transition success story. this session concludes with a review of the effect typical city water has on corrosion performance, with pre-buffering of a nanoceramic product to the recommended pH operating range.

Sergio Mancini, Bulk Chemicals, Inc.

Suresh Patel, Chemetall US, Inc. – now part of BASF Group

Joe Caiozzo, Henkel Corp.


10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

C80: NEW- ACHIEVING CONSISTENT QUALITY FINISHES

this session contains an overview of the most common test instrumentation. the audience will learn how to best utilize LED technology in their day-to-day finishing processes, enabling them to improve their lighting quality while reducing energy costs. this presentation will also discuss why it is important to maintain and protect equipment. Typical preventive maintenance programs, their schedule intervals and benefits of developing a program will also be provided.

Michael Beamish, DeFelsko Corporation

Nicole Boss, LDPI Inc.

Rich Huston, therma-Tron-X, Inc.


C81: SEE IT. TOUCH IT. FIX IT. IDENTIFYING AND SOLVING FINISHING DEFECTS

this unique session will highlight examples of real world causes and solutions to common (and less common) finishing defects. Each key area of the finishing process will be covered, including pretreatment, liquid and powder coating materials and liquid and powder application equipment. Attendees will learn the best ways to identify the cause of a finishing defect as it relates to the coating process, and prevent the defect from returning. Presenters will have actual samples of a variety of defects and discuss the problem-solving process.

David Schimpth, DuBois Chemicals

Ken Kaluzny, Coral Chemical Company

Bob Horton, BASF Coatings

Tom Whalen, TCI Powder Coatings

Kevin Higgins and Steve Romer, SAMESKREMLIN, Inc.


C82: WE’VE GOT THE CURE

this session will focus on the types of curing methods and how to ensure your finishing operation is using the correct of oven. Attendees will learn simple steps to selecting the right oven or making modifications to an existing oven to achieve overall goals. Case studies and cost comparisons of reallife projects will be presented with a brief explanation of catalytic oven technology. this session will also demonstrate the innovation advantages of UV-cured powder coatings cured with UV LED.

Martin Powell, LEWCO Inc.

Steven Onsager, Westran thermal Processing

Michael Chapman, Heraeus

Michael Knoblauch, Keyland Polymer UV Powder Coating, LLC


1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

C92: THE EVOLVING TECHNOLOGY OF POWDER COATING

this session will demonstrate how evolving technology in the coating industry is helping to eliminate some age-old powder coating issues, such as powder accumulating on hangers and fixtures, reaching difficult to coat areas, measuring uncured powder film and fast color change. Attendees will also learn about extraneous elements that can increase the cost of powder coating operations. this session will also address factors to consider when thinking about upgrading application equipment and the technology available to make it happen.

Joe Glassco - Wagner Industrial Solutions

John Cole, Parker Ionics

Matt Ambrose, Nordson Corp.


Thursday, November 9, 2017

8:00 – 10:00 a.m.

C100: THE ULTI MATE POWDER COATING

this session will show all the details required to create the optimal powder coating process from start to finish. It will also go into the six root causes to avoid that can and typically will lead to a powder coating failure. No matter your experience level, these two sections combined will assure the attendee leaves with all the elements needed to create and maintain the ULTI MATE powder coating operation.

Stephen Houston, Col-Met Engineered Finishing Systems

Chris Merritt, Gema USA Inc.

Ron Cudzilo, George Koch Sons LLC

Suresh Patel, Chemetall US, Inc.- now part of BASF Group


1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

C111: NEW- THE EVOLUTION OF ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS

the attendee will learn about the beginnings, current technology and future of coatings developed specifically for the architectural market. these coatings include liquid, coil coatings or powder coatings. they can be applied to many substrates and used on building components, railings, light poles and fence. they have been designed to meet the strict performance requirements of AAMA (American Architectural Manufacturers Association). Colors can be solids or metallic effect coatings.

Michael Withers, Axalta Coating Systems

Manuel Mayer, Axalta Coating Systems

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