Custom Coating

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When comparing two samples with the same pigmentation, but different degrees of gloss, the one with the higher degree of gloss is visually perceived as darker and more saturated than the matte sample. For this reason, it is very important to measure both surface effects separately.

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Here, we present two PCI custom coater members, Houston Powder Coaters and Coatings Plus. This page is PCI’s way to give back to its members while offering PCT readers an excellent resource for custom powder coating services. When you turn the page, you will see all of PCI’s custom coater members listed alphabetically by state.

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This edition of Technology Interchange is all about calculations. In our daily life as powder coating professionals, it is essential to quantify everything from quality to cost to color to size and beyond. A wise person once said (probably more than once), “if you can’t measure it, you don’t know it.” Let’s get started.

 

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Retro-reflective Coatings Change the Way We Look at Safety

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Founded in 1896, The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is the recognized leader in developing and publishing safety standards. The Chemical Safety Board (CSB) identified 281 combustible dust incidents between 1980 and 2005 that killed 119 workers and injured 718, and extensively damaged industrial facilities.

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Powder Coating 2018, held March 12-15 in Indianapolis, included the Technical Conference followed by a Powder Coating 101 Workshop. For the past three years, PCI has advanced our focus on education and networking for this event. Each year our attendance has increased, indicating that we are moving in the right direction with our approach to the event.

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Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is defined by Wikipedia as “clothing, helmets, goggles, or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer’s body from injury or infection. The hazards addressed by protective equipment include physical, electrical, heat, chemical, biohazards, and airborne particulate matter.” This definition continues to state: “The purpose of personal protective equipment is to reduce employee exposure to hazards when engineering and administrative controls are not feasible or effective to reduce these risks to acceptable levels. PPE is needed when there are hazards present.”

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Today’s topic relates to the evaluation of the performance of a powder coated surface. Specifically, we will explore test methods used to determine the mechanical performance of the coating.

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PCI held its 2018 Custom Coater Forum on January 16 & 17 in Sarasota, Florida. It was the first time this event was held in Florida.

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An Interview with Tim Milner, Owner, J.I.T Powder Coating and Ron Beltz, Director of Strategic Accounts, Bluestreak

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