Raw Materials

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Most of us only see powder coatings in their final, usable state. But manufacturing powder coatings is a precise process where raw materials and other...

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Electrostatic Dissipative Coatings (ESD coatings) have been available in the marketplace for many years. Information regarding their performance may be confusing and therefore often misunderstood. We hope to clarify how these “work-surface coatings” prevent the discharge of static electricity, which when released, leads to the damage of sensitive electronic components used in the electronics industry.

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DeFelsko Corporation, a leading U.S. manufacturer of coating thickness gages and inspection instruments, is a multi-generational family-owned company that has supplied simple, durable, and accurate gages to the global coatings industry since 1965.

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PCI 3000 Certified Custom Coater and Peer Group member Westside Finishing Company (WSF) has come a long way from its humble beginnings in the early 1980s. The family-owned custom coater that started out with just a handful of employees in West Springfield, MA, has seen their staff grow more than tenfold.

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My dad, Jesus Raul Martinez Sr. (Raul), immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico in the 1950s. At that time, you could go to the U.S. Embassy and apply for a visa, which in his case took one year to receive.

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Research published by the Conway Center for Family Business states that 80 to 90% of U.S. businesses are family owned. While thirty percent of these businesses reach the second generation, only ten percent make it to the third

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It's time to take a look at new trends and technologies impacting the powder coating industry.

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The following is a guide for what to look for, how to confirm root cause, and recommendations for corrective action when troubleshoot coating defects in the field.

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A good day on the coating/finishing shop floor is one with no machine or supply chain issues, no operational breakdowns (equipment or personnel), no misplaced or mislabeled parts, and a part-processing workflow that works the way it’s designed.

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Troubleshooting the root cause of defects can be cumbersome, but based on experience, the first place I look is the earth grounding system for the coating operation.

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