Raw Materials

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Three specific scenarios will be presented and addressed as well as hints and tips useful for job shops and custom coaters.

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Metal pretreatment is an essential part of the powder coating process. Without proper pretreatment, the painted layer of a part might fail in a variety of ways and cause the metal substrate underneath to corrode, leading to visual degradation and structural failure.

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Five years ago, I wrote a Tough Talk column entitled, “Don’t Blame the Powder”. The thesis of that piece trumpeted the high quality ...

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As requirements for improved performance in extreme working environments have emerged and the ever-present need for exacting process control and reasonable economics continues, technologists have stepped up to the plate to deliver the goods.

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The term "lightweighting" is used to describe a material transformation occurring in the aerospace, automotive, and mass transit industries. Mike Knoblauch with Keyland Polymer Material Sciences explains how this provides powder coating with myriad new opportunities.

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Gema USA's Jeff Hale enlists the expertise of Sjoerd de Jong and Bob Cregg of DSM Coating Resins, Scott Persyn of IGP North America, Jeno Muthiah of Alpha Coating Technologies, Lee McWhorter and Gerald Plush of Heraeus Noblelight America and Troy Greenberg of RedLine Garagegear to discuss the history of MDF and growth opportunities ahead.

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Custom coaters can earn certifications and verifications from numerous sources. Michelle Payden of ABITL Finishing and Rick Gehman of Keystone Koating leverage their experiences to explain how PCI Certification concentrates with laser focus on the powder coating process.

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One of the biggest opportunities in the powder coating industry exists in the realm of heat sensitive substrates. Kevin Biller analyzes low temperature thermosetting powder coatings and UV-curable powders and the performance features of each.

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Jerry Cabrera with PTF Industrial Coatings traveled to the other side of the globe to find dye sublimation equipment to increase quality and volume. Read about this fascinating process and the outlook for this unique market.

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According to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), the U.S. utilizes more than 2.6 million miles of pipeline infrastructure to deliver trillions of cubic feet...

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