How application equipment innovations boost first-pass transfer efficiency
In the past two decades, powder equipment manufacturers have invested heavily in developing equipment that helps applicators achieve higher coating efficiency. So it might be fair to examine why this topic is of keen interest and deserving of such attention. This article briefly explains what transfer efficiency is, why it’s so important, and how recent improvements in equipment design have improved the odds of achieving better efficiency.
In an ideal (but unfortunately, imaginary) world, the powder application process would only produce parts uniformly coated with the optimum film thickness needed to achieve the required appearance and performance specifications. All of this would happen with no loss of powder--every particle perfectly placed.