Powder coating economics explored: To reclaim or not to reclaim?
Of course, Hamlet in Shakespeare's play of that name has something more philosophical in mind when he asks "to be or not to be?"
But a little play on words gets the point of this article across. Whether or not to reclaim powder is a question that burns in the hearts of most people considering a powder conversion or dealing with an existing one. Surprisingly, most people look at this predicament the wrong way because they get mesmerized by the technology. What they need to do is analyze the issue using normal cost-accounting techniques.