Raw Materials

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The success of any association depends on its members’ involvement. A great place to start in getting involved with The Powder Coating Institute is to serve on a committee. It is the perfect place to have your voice heard within the industry. Where do you fit? Where can you make an impact? PCI’s committees met at our annual meeting in September. Take a look at the summaries below to see where you might fit best. Then, call us at 800-988-COAT to get started. We need you. And when our members benefit, the entire industry benefits!

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Powder has taken some giant steps forward recently as it strives to be a legitimate contender in the chemical agent resistant coating (CARC) ring. While powder primers have been used for years in CARC systems, only recently has powder stepped up to challenge liquid paints in the more demanding role of CARC top coats.

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When this automated parking garage maker needed a green, robust fifinish for its modular, steel construction frame, they chose powder coating to get the job done. By Sharon Spielman

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Powder coatings are used to protect and beautify.  Formulators by their nature us mainly on film performance and durability.  It must  be part of their chemistry training.  However, the first thing the customer sees is the appearance of the product.  If the color does not meet a customer's expectations because of inconsistency of variation, then finishing operation has failed.  This article offers an overview on color control and how to troubleshoot variations.

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Estron Chemical Inc. announces that Anna Chizhikova has joined Estron as Applications Manager, Powder Coating Raw Materials.

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Dear Joe,

Can a standard iron phosphate pretreatment be used as a corrosion inhibitor for steel? That is, can I process my parts with iron phosphate at one location and then ship them to another location for powder coating? The parts are made in Asia and the coating process is in the United States.

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The powder coating industry had been asleep for nearly a decade. Two recessions, off-shoring, over-capacity and slim profit margins cast this outstanding coating technology into a funk. R&D budgets were decimated and far too many experts either retired or got out of the business.

Fortunately, in the last four to five years the industry has experienced a resurgence in innovation. Technologists are finally heeding the call to develop new materials and processes to meet the emerging needs of the manufacturing sector.

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Powder Coating Show Wrap-Up

The 2014 Powder Coating Show, which was held in Indianapolis this past September 16-18, is in the rearview mirror now. Let’s take a look back and reminisce (or see what you missed if you were unable to attend)!

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With an undercurrent of a product development rebirth, powder manufacturers are being driven to reignite their R&D programs by factors in the market; OEMs are demanding novel powder approaches for emerging substrate technology; and researchers are finally exploring avenues to deposit powder on nontraditional substrates such as molded plastics and ceramics.

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Affordable, Sustainable and Effective for Military Applications

The U.S. Armed Forces rely on modern, technologically-proven equipment as they operate around the globe. While routine mechanical repairs are expected from continued use, corrosion resulting from low quality coatings and/or improper coating application is a growing concern, as it can bring a piece of sophisticated military equipment to a halt.

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