Curing/Ovens

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Powder coatings are used to protect and beautify.  Formulators by their nature us mainly on film performance and durability.  It must  be part of their chemistry training.  However, the first thing the customer sees is the appearance of the product.  If the color does not meet a customer's expectations because of inconsistency of variation, then finishing operation has failed.  This article offers an overview on color control and how to troubleshoot variations.

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Wisconsin Oven Corporation announced the shipment of two (2) electrically heated walk-in batch ovens that will be used for baking tool castings and curing powder coatings. Due to the limited height of doorways and a freight elevator in the customer’s 150 plus year old mill building, the ovens were built with a horizontal split line.

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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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The 2014 Powder Coating Show, which was held in Indianapolis this past September 16-18, is in the rearview mirror now. Let’s take a look back and reminisce (or see what you missed if you were unable to attend)!

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When it comes to sheet metal fabrication, SMT, Inc.,located in Raleigh, N.C.,can handle anything. In business since 1969, SMT has grown exponentially over the years, now serving an array of blue-chip clients with products that range in size from a couple of ounces to thousands of pounds.

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The 2014 Powder Coating Show—the only tradeshow solely dedicated to the powder coating industry in North America—is finally here. Proudly recognized as the leading resource for technical and applied technology forums as well as new product innovations and developments, this is your single best opportunity to meet and interact with the leading professionals from the powder coating industry.

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Well powder fans, the 2014 PC Summit is history now. It wasn’t exactly my summer vacation; however, I have lots to report on. As expected, we had a band of industry experts expounding their knowledge of the latest technical trends in our industry. And, as always, we had a throng of august technologists attending and bringing networking to an expected crescendo.

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