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Publication Date: 09/1997
Pages: 5
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Misconceptions about the applied cost of wrinkle finishes and other textured powder coatings

The article familiarizes you with the concepts of powder coverage and applied cost.

It outlines the critical factors that make up an accurate cost comparison between two powders: specific gravity, film thickness, system efficiency, and volatile content. It show that the limitations of film thickness measurement devices usually cause an overstatement of the applied cost of nonsmooth powder coatings, or textured powder coatings, such as wrinkle finishes. The article than discusses experiments showing that nonsmooth coatings cover more square feet per measured mil than smooth coatings.

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