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Publication Date: 06/2007
Pages: 9
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Defects and rejects: The ugly side of the finishing business

No one likes them. No one wants them. But those pesky defects are an inevitable part of finishing. As such, you should be able to identify them, find the cause, and correct it as fast as you can. This article will help you do that. It provides examples of problems and an extensive defect identification troubleshooting chart.

The purpose of the powder coating process is to add decorative and protective value to manufactured products. In a custom coating, or job shop, business, the ideal business transaction should result in a satisfied customer who is willing to pay a reasonable price for the service and quality delivered. Successful custom coating companies all have one thing in common: They have a good track record of satisfying customers’ needs repeatedly for a very long time. This is done by establishing a quality management system that is complete, accurate, and effective. When it comes together as planned, the benefits are great. But not everything goes exactly as planned or predicted. A single change in processing methods, materials, machine, people, or environment can result in catastrophic finishing failures.

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