Racking & Masking

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Before a part can be powder coated, it must be properly prepared. Proper pretreatment is crucial for coating adhesion, and proper masking ensures that the finish is applied exactly where needed. This section features advertising companies that can help you find the pretreatment and masking solutions to help you coat the job right. Be sure to let them know you found them in Powder Coated Tough!

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Held in the Vail Valley in Colorado, The Powder Coating Institute’s Annual Meeting was a great success. In June, PCI’s 2016 Annual Meeting delivered on all fronts. It provided the opportunity to meet other members, get a bird’s eye view of what the association is working on, and hear some motivating and compelling speakers. There were also fun activities and a multitude of networking opportunities.

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When it comes to designing a racking system for a powder coating finishing line, too little time is spent talking with the people who actually work with the products. Failure to communicate can cost both time and money.

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A focus on customers and its employees’ abilities to respond to new opportunities has allowed this Indiana-based custom powder coater to thrive. The addition of a fourth powder coating line will allow them to continue to offer industry leading quality and delivery levels.

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This Oklahoma-based custom coater can finish parts up to 80-ft long. Find out what a leap of faith into the powder coating arena has done for the industries in mid-America when it comes to their super-size finishing needs.

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Corrosion is a fleet-eating problem on commercial trucks that costs the industry $4 billion annually. When the American Trucking Association called for improved corrosion protection in 2005, Accuride accepted the challenge and responded with the trucking industry's first powder coated steel wheel to come with a corrosion warranty.

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If you are attending the Powder Coating 2016 Conference and Tabletop Exhibit in Atlanta this spring, here is a roundup of products/service you will get to see. If you can’t attend this year’s event, here’s a sampling of what you’ll miss. Don’t miss other PCI events—check out www.powdercoating.org and click on the Events tab for happenings all year long!

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When a mobile blasting company saw so much of its product having to be outsourced to be finished, the owners decided to expand the operation, enter the powder coating finishing industry, and become a custom coater itself.</

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Before a part can be powder coated, it has to be properly prepared. Proper pretreatment is crucial for coating adhesion, and proper masking ensures that the finish is applied exactly where needed. This Bonus Profile section features advertising companies that can help you find the pretreatment and masking solutions to help you coat the job right. Be sure to let them know you found them in Powder Coated Tough!

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The goal in every production process is to keep it simple. To do this there is a need to break the process down to simple steps. Steps that are easily documented can be consistently repeated and are easy to teach.

When it comes to masking, however, the reality is far from that. “We aren’t sure how to mask them as Joe normally does those,” “I’m not sure how we did that batch last time,” “Didn’t we…?”

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