Curing/Ovens

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In the world of oven design, there’s engineering, there’s experience, and sometimes there is even a little art. When you add the challenge of working with heat-sensitive substrates, it becomes exponentially more difficult. When finishing a heat-sensitive substrate, all types of heat technologies must be considered. Powder coating for these applications requires an investment in process design to ensure a good outcome, and the answer is seldom based on an engineering chart. For the best outcome, the business as well as operational needs need to be considered.

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While CARC powder coatings have been approved for some time, until now powder has made up only a tiny fraction of overall CARC use. In many cases, powder coatings have frequently served only as a primer for CARC liquid top coats. The project talked about here really changes the game. Instead of being a specialty item, CARC powder is now an off-the-shelf product.

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The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) will hold its popular 2017 Fall Seminars at the Westin Poinsett in Greenville, South Carolina on Tuesday, September 19 and Wednesday, September 20. 

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Wisconsin Oven Corporation shipped an electrically heated drawer style batch oven for a global automotive supplier. The industrial oven will be used in the customer’s lab to test and confirm production process on heating fiber blanket sheet prior to placement into a press. The fiber blanker will be used in automobiles for sound absorption backing on carpet and door panels.

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The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) will host its POWDER COATING 2017 Technical Conference from March 27-31, at the JW Marriott in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana. Long known as the event where the industry gathers to discuss all things powder coating, PCI is devoting an entire week to powder coating education, hands-on training, tabletop exhibits and networking with industry peers.

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The 2016 Powder Coating Summit provided a cornucopia of advancements in powder coating technology. Topics ranged from twocoat systems to smart in-line powder application to fluoropolymer chemistry. Allow me to give you a synopsis of some of the topics presented.

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If you are considering a new powder coating line for your finishing needs, turnkey might be the way to go. Turnkey systems include everything needed for the line from pretreatment to curing and everything in between. There are several turnkey systems suppliers from which to choose. To help you in a search for the right equipment, this special advertising section highlights a few PCI members that sell turnkey systems. 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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Cure is the measure of the crosslinked oligomer chains or fully reacted double bonds residing in the coating matrix following exposure to the curing system, which can be thermal energy or Ultra Violet light exposure. Here, let’s measure, describe and evaluate it.

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Installing a new powder coating line allowed this Tennessee-based display manufacturer to streamline the production and efficiency of its finishing line.

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