Raw Materials

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Well powder fans, the 2014 PC Summit is history now. It wasn’t exactly my summer vacation; however, I have lots to report on. As expected, we had a band of industry experts expounding their knowledge of the latest technical trends in our industry. And, as always, we had a throng of august technologists attending and bringing networking to an expected crescendo.

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Let’s hope not. We may have to file this one under “Preaching to the Choir,” however the question in the headline bears a response. This query was recently posted on LinkedIn by an editor of one of the highly respected industrial paint magazines. It’s a good question, and I think a reply from a powder coating person is appropriate.

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Often a powder coating supplier will describe their product’s particulate nature by quoting a singular value usually “average” particle size or sometimes “median” particle size. These values only paint a minor picture of the story. What is more critical is an understanding of the entire particle size distribution (PSD).

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It’s nearly that time again, powder coating fans. The 2014 Powder Coating Summit is fast approaching. This year’s event will be held on June 17-18 in Columbus, Ohio. Our prevailing theme as always is “Bringing New 

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I’m working on a marketing research project and have a question regarding powder coatings used on MDF (medium density fiberboard). Do they always have to be UV-cured?

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For the past decade or so, researchers have been exploring the possibilities of incorporating bio-based materials into powder coating formulas. At this juncture, they are yet to make a commercial breakthrough. Efforts are being renewed to re-explore the possibilities. Will these programs finally bear fruit? Let’s take a look at the issues.

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Dear Joe,

I’m a manufacturer of powder coatings in Vietnam. We have a problem in product as follows:

The reclaimed powder is being sprayed on...

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I spend part of my life correcting other people’s mistakes. All the jumping to conclusions provides plenty o’ exercise for many a powder coating enthusiast. Here are some of the maladies attributed to our fair technology

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Regardless of our place in the powder coating industry supply chain, we are all tasked with bringing the best value to our businesses. For simple sourcing decisions, this means buying goods and services at the 

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The purpose of a quality control is two-fold. First of all, it provides a check on performance, ensuring that the product shipped to your customer meets their requirements, and secondly, it is a means to ensure that 

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