Before trivalent chromium (CR(III)) became a prevalent pretreatment for aluminum surface finishing, there was CR(VI), or hexavalent chromium. Both of these compounds contain chromium, but in different stages of oxidation.
When you’re in need for some powder or liquid coating, you need it as soon as you can possibly get it. It’s understood that getting a quick turnaround is a very pretty important factor in choosing your painting finishers.
Powder coating. It’s everywhere. Last week, we discussed the benefits of liquid coating and why it may be the right choice for you. Today, we’d like to focus on why can’t you seem to stop seeing powder coating everywhere you look. What even is powder coating exactly?
With all of the options out there, it can be hard to know what the best option is for painting your industrial parts. There are two options when it comes to painting: (1) powder coating and (2) liquid coating.
Last-minute orders happen to everyone. They are nothing but a big stress on everyone, but you need to resolve your issue as soon as you possibly can. Going into a last-minute order there are a few things you should expect—and more importantly, things you need to be prepared for.
Guys, we have a skilled workforce shortage. Back in 2011, Deloitte and the Manufacturing Institute compiled a report titled, “Boiling Point? The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing,” in which is was estimated that up to 600,000 high-skilled manufacturing jobs were unfilled due to a shortage of able workers. Of those surveyed, 82% of American manufacturers…
It can be difficult to determine what kind of coating is best for your product. You may not even have a choice in the matter. Here are a few tips to help you determine when powder coating or liquid coating may be the best option for your business.
Not every industry offers certifications that help allow its members to stand out above the competition for having obtained them. Wouldn’t it be nice if they all did though?
As the decision maker for a manufacturing business that utilizes a great deal of metal parts, you have heard fantastic things about powder coating. While you know that your business can absorb the added costs – the advantages to your customers will far outweigh the small bump in cost due to the increased benefits such as beauty and longevity – you still are not sure what to expect when you are searching for powder coating.
The pre-treatment step of the powder coating process is one of the most important. It is never skimped on and high-quality companies never cut corners to try to save money or time. Without following the steps to ensure that the pre-treatment portion of the process is performed correctly, some parts of the metal’s surface could remain unprepared. This, in turn, would negatively affect the smooth and cohesive adherence of the powder coating process.