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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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What began as a small body shop in the late 1970s is now a 40,000 square-foot metal fabricating and powder coating business that caters to, among o...

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Over the last 30+ years, powder coating has revolutionized the finishing industry by providing a superior, durable, environmentally friendly finish - particularly for metal products such as appliances, automotive parts, sporting goods and countless other products. Powder coating is now the fastest growing finishing method in North America.

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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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Frank A. Cassell Hall, the first sustainable building on the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg campus, received Gold LEED certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

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In a perfect world, troubleshooting would never be an issue. Products would arrive before they were ever needed, application performance would wor...

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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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No matter how well you control your powder coating process, you will undoubtedly have defects that need to be reworked. Here are a few simple things that you should know before you make this defect worse and end up scrapping the part.

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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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