Pretreatment/Surface Prep

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When this automated parking garage maker needed a green, robust fifinish for its modular, steel construction frame, they chose powder coating to get the job done. By Sharon Spielman

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What began as a small body shop in the late 1970s is now a 40,000 square-foot metal fabricating and powder coating business that caters to, among o...

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Cleaning parts using aqueous chemistries is a lot like washing dishes in a sink by hand. The conditions of soil loading and the ways to overcome these using four key process parameters are the same for both washing dishes or using a multi-stage pretreatment washer.

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Waterbury, CT, February 10, 2015- Hubbard-Hall announced that Gerry Mastropietro has been appointed as the Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President. Gerry will be reporting to Molly Kellogg, President and CEO of Hubbard-Hall.


 

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Dear Joe,

Can a standard iron phosphate pretreatment be used as a corrosion inhibitor for steel? That is, can I process my parts with iron phosphate at one location and then ship them to another location for powder coating? The parts are made in Asia and the coating process is in the United States.

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The powder coating industry had been asleep for nearly a decade. Two recessions, off-shoring, over-capacity and slim profit margins cast this outstanding coating technology into a funk. R&D budgets were decimated and far too many experts either retired or got out of the business.

Fortunately, in the last four to five years the industry has experienced a resurgence in innovation. Technologists are finally heeding the call to develop new materials and processes to meet the emerging needs of the manufacturing sector.

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A fan is a precisely engineered piece of equipment that provides control of air volume and direction in order to control a process.Every major component used in a powder coating system depends on the movement and control of airflow to operate as intended. A washer bay has to have exhaust to direct the vapors to atmosphere.

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Frank A. Cassell Hall, the first sustainable building on the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg campus, received Gold LEED certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

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In a perfect world, troubleshooting would never be an issue. Products would arrive before they were ever needed, application performance would wor...

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What do you think is the best way to degrease steel and aluminum prior to coating? I have seen various options out there, but there seem so many to choose from I was wondering what you thought was the best option? Specifically, when sand blasting is not an option due to the “coarse” surface area left. I know sand blasting can be fine, but it is still difficult to get a smooth surface.

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