The basics of liquid and powder coatings

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New to liquid and powder coating? Consider this. According to the Fabricator: “Almost all metal fabricators consider on-time part delivery a key metric. In today’s just-in-time manufacturing environment, the parts need to be there so the customers don’t miss a beat in their own manufacturing facilities. “To maintain their ability to get parts where they […]

“CARC” (Chemical Agent Resistant Coating)

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New to CARC? Consider this. According to Military Trader: “Chemical Agent Resistant Coating or CARC is, in simple terms, a low gloss military version of the polyurethane paints that were developed for use in commercial industry. CARC has a low porosity that prevents chemical warfare agents from “soaking in” to the finish and makes decontamination […]

Top 5 Myths about Powder Coating

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When it comes to powder coating, be wary of these myths. According to ICI Online: “Many people have their preconceived notions about powder coating which are not all very accurate. Before discussing the top 5 myths about powder coating, let’s go over the process and how it works. What is powder coat? “Powder coating is […]

Pretreatment for Painting

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Have you ever wondered why you need to pretreat before you paint? Consider this. According to Products Finishing: A high-quality conversion coating is essential for the durability of painted metal goods. The process of applying an inorganic conversion coating to a metallic surface involves removing any surface contaminants, then chemically converting the clean surface into […]

All About Industrial Lubricants and Grease

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New to industrial lubricants and grease? Consider this. According to Thomas Net: “Lubricants are substances applied to reduce friction and wear on surfaces that have relative motion between them. Although this is a lubricant’s primary function, it can also serve as a heat-transfer agent, a corrosion preventative, a sealing agent, and as a means of […]

Special Coatings Support Mars Rover

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Ever wondered how rovers can survive the harsh environments of space? Liquid coating. According to Products Finishing Online: “NASA’s Mars 2020 mission successfully launched on July 30 and is currently on its way to the red planet. Known as Perseverance, the Mars rover’s mission is to search for signs of ancient life and cache rock […]

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Thermoset Powder Coating

New to thermoset powder coating? Here is a breakdown. According to Thomas Net: “Thermoset materials are used for the majority of powder coating processes because they can provide a surface layer that is both durable and decorative. Most thermoset powders have a molecular weight lower than that of thermoplastic materials and higher than that of […]

“CARC” (Chemical Agent Resistant Coating): A Cold War Camouflage

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What is CARC and how is it used? According to MilitaryTrader.com: “Chemical Agent Resistant Coating or CARC is, in simple terms, a low gloss military version of the polyurethane paints that were developed for use in commercial industry. CARC has a low porosity that prevents chemical warfare agents from “soaking in” to the finish and […]

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Descaling – Metallurgical Processes

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What is descaling? Here’s a breakdown of the process. According to AZO Materials: “Descaling is the process of removing oxide deposits from a heated stock, either before or during forging operations. “Scales are formed on a metal surface during heat treatment processes. Oxide scales discolor the metal surface and hinder subsequent finishing operations. “Descaling is […]

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Powder Coating: A Better Kind Of Paint

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New to powder coating? Consider this. According to PowderCoating.org: “Powder coating is a high-quality durable finish found on thousands of products you come in contact with each day. Compared to liquid paint, powder coatings are more environmentally sound, durable, and safe for the whole family. When shopping at your favorite retailers, don’t forget to ask […]

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