Racking & Masking

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Almost everywhere I’ve gone for the past several years, the top issue facing  American manufacturing and industrial finishing is the lack of skilled workers.  From meetings and conventions to trade shows, everyone is saying the same thing: “We can’t find and keep skilled workers!” 

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Whether you’re new to powder coating and need to build a new system or you’ve been at it for years and need an upgrade, you undoubtedly have a lot of questions. 

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You can have the greatest, most beautiful coating in the world, but without decent pretreatment, it’ll be worthless and flaking off in sheets within days. 

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Every product that you coat has its own unique characteristics. And even though every product hangs differently on a rack, the temptation is to find a one-size-fits-all solution. 

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Selecting the best powder coating for your application may seem straightforward; however, providing your powder supplier a detailed description of the coating performance needs for your parts will avoid headaches with the ultimate quality of your products.

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The program offers two certification types; PCI 3000 was designed for custom coaters, while PCI 4000 applies to OEMs with in-house powder coating operations. A primary goal of the program is to raise the bar of the industry by recognizing commitment to quality and minimizing coating failures that threaten to tarnish powder coating’s reputation.

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To review the latest developments in application technology, these advancements have been delineated into the various components of a powder spray system including guns, delivery devices (e.g. hoppers, pumps, hoses, etc.), reclaim systems and gun movers. Color change technology and equipment specifically designed for non-traditional substrates is also included. Some really cool developments have emerged, ranging from something simple and perhaps obvious, like an LED light attached to a manual gun body, to sophisticated electrostatic charging systems.

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There are two primary reasons to coat an object – to protect and to beautify. The inclusion of color into a formula satisfies the latter objective. Before delving into the particulars of pigmentation, a few definitions are in order. Colorant pigments are sometimes referred to as prime or opacifying pigments.

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We often think of technology in terms of software, computers, robotics or other tangible machinery that automates some part of our daily lives.

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When you think of playground equipment, you might envision bright primary colors – a twisty blue slide beside brilliant red monkey bars.

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