Tips & Tricks

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When an OEM or job shop begins the journey to transform their company and take on a lean mindset, they tend to start by looking at areas that appear to be the most noticeable such as dated machinery, labor intensive areas, or bottlenecks in the process.

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Let’s face it, if we’re looking for cost savings, we often think about efficiency. Time is money, as they say. We all know that powder coatings are an outstanding coating choice, delivering a gorgeous finish, technical advantages over traditional liquid paints, and an unbeatable sustainability footprint.

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Expenditures for masks and racks in a coating operation can add up. Annual expenses related to masking for coating operations can run between $5,000 for smaller shops up to—or exceeding—$50,000 at larger operations.

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The past couple of years have been uncertain and we are all dealing with many of the same issues: increased material costs, supply chain delays, labor shortages, and the list continues to grow. In 2022, a primary challenge for powder coaters is to reduce costs to become more profitable.

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When an OEM or job shop begins the journey to transform their company and take on a lean mindset, they tend to start by looking at areas that appear to be the most noticeable such as dated machinery, labor intensive areas, or bottlenecks in the process.

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You have questions, we have answers. In each issue of PCT, our extensive network of powder coating experts provides information to help you with your ...

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Worth the Wait Q: Hey Joe, We powder coat formed wire products made from 1008/1010 grade steel. The powders are epoxy and polyester hybrid/TGIC ty...

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Mg Porosity Q: Hi Joe, I have a cleaner/phosphate that is supposed to treat magnesium, but how should it be handled as far as dry-off and cure temps...

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The Best Time to Get a Touch-up Q: Hi Joe, We have an automatic spray booth with eight automatic and two manual (touch-up) guns. When is it best to ...

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Pretty in Pink Q: Dear Joe, I work in R&D at a company where we produce powder coatings in Vietnam. We have followed you on the web for a long t...

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