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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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It’s interesting how we can become provincial in our notion of technology and industrial trends. We tend to focus on our customers and the technology that serves them and seldom take the opportunity to venture beyond our regional borders. Recently I had the privilege to participate in a coatings conference in a distant locale.

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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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How does the industry ensure the quality of powder coated architectural products? The development of standards and certifications, both domestically and abroad, have helped ensure that architectural products are built to last. Here, read about two specific associations whose sole purpose is improving the quality of architectural parts.

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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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Selecting an exterior durable powder coating can either be a daunting task or possibly an overly simplistic exercise depending on your knowledge (or lack thereof) of the technology.

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Every now and then I go on a rant about how innovation in the powder world has been stymied or off-shored to some faraway place. As an advocate in the industry, I always worry about the future needs in industrial finishing and if we, as powder technologists, are up to the task.

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Polyester powders are ubiquitous regardless of what part of the world you live. These are the mainstay of the outdoor durable powder market and represent anywhere from 32 to 45 percent of powders sold, depending on global region and who you’re talking to.

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From functional powder coatings for protective purposes to powders that are used for decorative applications where color, gloss and appearance are the primary attributes, powder coating technology continues to change and improve.

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Hybrid powder coatings are ubiquitous. The Powder Coating Institute estimates the North American market for hybrid powders to be about 25 percent of powders consumed.

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