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Publication Date: 06/2004
Pages: 5
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Adding e-coat to an existing powder coating line

If sales have been declining and you don't know what to do about it, you may need to consider adding a new coating line to bring in new business. This article discusses how to add an electrocoat [e-coat] system to your current powder line to increase your coating capabilities. It outlines the indicators you need to consider before making a final decision and explains the types of e-coats available. It then guides you step by step through a process to determine what kind of e-coat system you need.

Freedom Finishing opened in 1989 and began powder coating zinc and aluminum die castings. However, increased competition, plus the loss of some jobs to overseas shops, reduced sales and business began to suffer. To counter this, the company decided to add an electrocoat [e-coat] line to an existing powder coating line, creating new business and enabling the company to increase the sales of its powder-coated products by 20 percent.

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