This Month’s Focus: Curing
Gas catalytic IR – The unintended consequences
This column is provided to you by members of the Infrared Equipment Division (IRED) of the Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA). The group includes infrared (IR) curing equipment suppliers from throughout North America. We publish the column three times a year to give you the latest information about IR curing techniques and equipment. Contact information is at the end of the column. Most IR manufacturers offer testing for free or for a fee. Any IRED member can assist you in finding solutions to curing problems and best practices for finishing of coatings. This issue’s column was submitted by IRED member Chris Chapman on behalf of Heraeus Noblelight, Buford, Ga.
Cajun cuisine, cool jazz, and SSPC converge in New Orleans this winter
If you make, use, or just like to talk about coatings, head to the Big Easy in January to check out the latest in protective coating technology at SSPC 2018.
Unreasonable expectations for powder coated metal products
Powder coating finish, when properly selected and properly applied in accordance with a comprehensive pretreatment and finishing specification, can extend the protective and decorative value of a variety of products that are manufactured from metals. Unfortunately, the simplicity of this statement is often exaggerated by overzealous individuals and companies that aggressively promote the finish quality attributes of their products that are powder coated.
Reference & Buyer’s Resource 2018
February: Coatings; and the Master Guide to the Powder Coating Market
March: Automotive Coating
April: Pretreatment & Stripping
June: Custom Coating
August: Architectural Coating
September: Coating Application & Recovery
October: Test Equipment
December: Annual Reference & Buyer’s Resource
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2. Convection Oven Equipment
2. IR Oven Equipment
2. Touch-up Paints
2. Burn-off Ovens
2. Hooks and Racks
2. E-coat and Powder