Raw Materials

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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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What is influencing the course of powder coatings on unconventional substrates? From low-temperature UV powder coating to ultra-low bake powders to plasma treating for surface preparation, this article talks about what’s happening in this segment of the industry.

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Lately I have been asked by more than one party, “What future trends are in store for the powder coating industry?” It has been a while since someone wondered out loud what the future might hold for our fair technology. Let’s dust off the crystal ball and have a look.

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View PCI's list of Consulting Services as of November 2015.

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View PCI's list of powder coating raw materials providers as of November 2015.

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View PCI's list of Coating Appearance providers as of November 2015.

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View PCI's list of Coating Producers as of November 2015.

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