What is Powder Coating?

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Powder coating is a dry finishing process that has become extremely popular since its introduction in North America over in the 1960s. Representing over 15% of the total industrial finishing market, powder is used on a wide array of products. More and more companies specify powder coatings for a high-quality, durable finish, allowing for maximized […]

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Wet Paint with Plastisol

Coating Procedures for Plastisol Coatings

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Plastisol coatings are applied to many different products in order to supply them with aesthetic qualities, tactile softness and gripping power. For instance, tools like pliers and screwdrivers are often fitted with plastisol coatings on their handles in order to provide the user with a solid grip instead of sheer metal. Plastisol coatings involve a […]

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Pretreatment for Painting

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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 a non-conductive, inorganic conversion coating. Conversion coatings increase the overall surface area and promote adhesion of the subsequently […]

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Providing Superior, Extended Corrosion Protection

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The hybridized matrix membrane developed in the study presents a unique design strategy for highly hydrophobic coatings showing great long-term corrosion resistance. Addressing the Corrosion Problem of Magnesium Alloy Thanks to their low weight, high specific strength, and recyclability, magnesium (Mg) alloys are employed across many industries, including the automotive and aeronautical sectors and electronic […]

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The Powder Coating Process

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Powder coating is a dry finishing process used to apply a dry coating material. The coating material is made up of finely ground particles of resin and pigment for color, along with other additives for specific functions such as gloss or hardness. The dry powder coating is delivered to a spray gun tip that is […]

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What is CARC Paint?

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CARC (Chemical Agent Resistant Coating) is a paint used on military vehicles to make metal surfaces highly resistant to corrosion and penetration of chemical agents. It provides surfaces that are easily and effectively decontaminated after exposure to liquid chemical agents. There are three types of coatings in the CARC system: anepoxy polyamide primer, an aliphatic […]

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Noting advances in powder coating

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Complete coverage of powder coating is always a worthwhile goal, both in terms of application and knowledge about the subject. More metal fabricators are finding themselves in a position where they are expected to take on responsibility for finishing metal parts. Either OEM customers want them to take on powder coating activities, or at the […]

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How To Better Control Powder Coating Film Thickness

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Q: We struggle to avoid light coating in some areas of our parts. Our application is all manual so we have focused on working with operators to help them understand the critical areas and work harder at getting enough powder in the inside corners and tight spaces, but they still have some failures. We also […]

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New Paint Helps Protect Warfighters

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You’ve probably seen plenty of Army vehicles on the road. They might be standard olive drab, or possibly a desert camouflage pattern. However they’re painted, the basic material for the coating is called CARC, Chemical Agent Resistant Coating. “Our Nato customers, our allies, they are all using this. This paint is in theater,” said Pam […]

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Military “STARs” Are Born With Paint Facilities

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The Yermo Annex Marine Corps. Logistics Base in California and the Corpus Christi Army Depot Aviation Center in Texas have acquired new systems to help train and enhance employees’ painting abilities. The bases obtained a Spray Technique Analysis and Research for Defense (STAR4D) training program from the University of Northern Iowa, a virtual training that […]

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