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Have you ever been powder coating and experienced issues like overspray, re-tapping holes or paint flaking? More often than not, powder coaters are accepting flaws they could easily eliminate. We’ve curated a list of common issues powder coaters often overlook and provided simple fixes for each one.

Powder coating is a tricky process. As a beginner, you might not get the expected finish and you will make some errors. In this case, you need to know the technique to remove the coat and try again. You can achieve this by various methods, which include removing the powder by media blasting, chemical stripper or burn-off oven. The easiest way to remove the powder off is by using the chemical stripper. 

A Powder coating gun is a vital part of the powder coating process. It is mainly associated with the finishing technique of the surface. The gun is used to spray dry paint polymer on the object and then the object is cured for the paint to set. Different types of powder coating materials exit; thermosetting and thermoplastics. We have separate guns for them.  In thermoplastic technique you need to lower the object into the fluidized bed

There are various cases in the powder coating process where two coats are required. The second coat may be added for appearance or protection. The double coating can also be used to prevent the object from oxidizing. Furthermore, a two-tone look can also be achieved by applying two coats.

Powder coating has for a while been the ‘green’ substitute to traditional water or oil painting of subjects that are heat-resistant like metal or ceramics. Powder coating doesn’t produce any toxic waste as it doesn’t have any volatile organic compounds. 

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; June 17, 2016 – Gema USA Inc., is pleased to announce the addition of Brian Caudill as a Territory Manager for the Sunbelt Region.  Brian’s background in sales, technical support, and business management will add tremendous value to customers and industry partners within his region.  With over 23 years of experience in the powder coating industry, customers will benefit from his experience and

Transfer efficiency is the ratio of the amount of powder deposited at the part intended to be coated to the amount of the powder directed at the part during the spray operation. Increase in transfer efficiency results in improvement of the quality of product and an overall reduction in material cost. It can be achieved when the coat is uniformly deposited and no excessive coat is formed. The ratio can be improved by the following techniques. 

This article is a continuation of an earlier article on the same topic. Listed below are further equipment that is needed in the powder coating process.

Powder coating is the process in which dry powder is electrostatically applied as a coating on the object which is later heated to form a skin over the element. It is much stronger than conventional paint. This process requires a series of equipment which is explained as follows. 

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