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This Month's Focus:
SSPC’s annual event heads to the Lone Star State
Head to SSPC 2016 this January to check out the latest in protective coating technology and participate in one of the many networking opportunities available.
ECOAT16 returns to Orlando
The electrocoating industry’s premier event will take place in Florida this February and promises to deliver answers for issues facing today’s e-coaters and manufacturers.
Coater's Corner: Mechanical and chemical pretreatment process control
Pretreatment! The mere mention of the topic seems to prompt a common human reaction of disinterest and boredom. However, pretreatment is, in my opinion, the most important part of any finishing system. As a job shop owner and finishing consultant, I have witnessed and experienced more problematic situations occur due to improper pretreatment processing and/or controls than any other aspect of the finishing process. Literally hundreds of millions of dollars are spent each year correcting problems associated with pretreatment-related difficulties that could have easily been prevented.
Powder Coatings Clinic: Flowability, versatility, and cost effectiveness of polyester powders
Could you please explain the difference between using polyesters in the plastic industry versus using them in the powder coatings industry?
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