Test Methods for Powder Coaters, 11/11
CD of live broadcast 11/22/11
According to the wise adage "you can’t control what you don’t measure." Tests and proper test methods are important to powder coaters. From checking an incoming box of powder to doing a final film build check on the part – good testing avoids costly scrap, rework, and returns.
This presentation addresses the most popular and important appearance and performance tests such as:
- Powder melt/flow
- Powder particle size
- Film build
- Scratch resistance
- Mar resistance
- Weathering; salt spray, UV exposure
The goal of each test, proper techniques and instruments, incorrect methods, and the recording and reporting of test data will be discussed.
The material is presented in a way which combines technical accuracy with practical advice.
This webinar is intended for engineers, technicians, paint operators, and maintenance personnel involved in all phases of the powder coating process who want a solid foundation on powder test methods.
Presenter: Paul Mills
Paul Mills has been involved in coatings technology since 1994. He spent 10 years as director of sales and marketing for Nutro, a Cleveland manufacturer of liquid and powder coating systems. While at Nutro, Paul spearheaded developmental efforts in three-dimensional ultraviolet (UV) curing and UV-curable powder coatings. He left Nutro in 2002 and began his own business providing technical and marketing expertise to suppliers of coatings and coating equipment. He also founded UV Robotics, a company specializing in robotic UV curing of large and complex parts.
Moderator: Peggy Koop, Editor of Powder Coating
CDs are non-returnable/non-refundable