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Show preview: Visit Vietnam and network with coating professionals

Don’t miss your chance to learn about the latest paint and coatings technologies at this year’s Asia Coatings Congress. The premier forum for the coatings industry in Asia will be taking place this spring in beautiful Vietnam. The Asia Coatings Congress 2017 will be held May 16-17 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. The show is a two-day specialized conference and exhibition that provides attendees with an opportunity to meet and network with the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers showcasing their products and services.

Show preview: FABTECH Mexico 2017 takes off to Monterrey

The biggest event for industrial finishers in Latin America takes place this May. The leading metal manufacturing event in Mexico will bring together more than 575 exhibitors and cover 140,000 net square feet of show floor. FABTECH Mexico 2017 will be held May 2-4 at Cintermex in Monterrey, Mexico. With more than 13,000 attendees from Mexico, South America, and other countries, this is an ideal event to experience and learn more about the latest innovations in the metalforming, fabricating, welding, and finishing industries. No other event offers a better opportunity to network with experts and professionals from around Latin America.

Quick – Go buy a burn-off oven!

It has been almost two years since we purchased a burn-off oven. Up to that point, we had been shipping at least three loads a month to a supplier to have our hooks, chains, and even customer goods burned clean. In this article, I want to share with you the determinations that informed our decision to make the purchase, and some of the things that we have learned along the way.

UV-curable powder coatings, Part II—Optimizing thermal transition temperatures

In our last column, entitled UV-curable powder coatings, Part I—Adhesion to plastics, which ran in the November 2016 issue, problems associated with highly crosslinked zero-VOC coatings to less-polar plastic substrates were considered. The column also alluded to a significant advantage of UV-curable powder coatings over traditional thermal cure — energy savings and time efficiency.

Show preview: SUR/FIN sets its sights on Atlanta

The premier event for the surface finishing industry is taking place this summer. More than 1,200 leaders, manufacturers, and industry professionals will convene in Atlanta this summer to learn and share information on how to streamline technology, enhance systems, and remain compliant. The 99th Annual SUR/FIN Manufacturing & Technology Trade Show & Conference will be held June 19-21 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga.

June Content

Custom coating photo showcase

AWFS Fair preshow coverage

Issue Focuses

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

November: Curing

December: Annual Reference & Buyer’s Resource

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2017
Focus
Special Sections
February
Coatings
1. Masking Devices
2. Convection Oven Equipment
Master Guide to the Powder Coating Market
March*
Automotive Coating
1. Conveyor Cleaners
2. IR Oven Equipment
April
Pretreatment and Stripping
1. Turnkey Systems
2. Touch-up Paints
June
Custom Coating
1. Vacuum Cleaners
2. Burn-off Ovens
August*
Architectural Coating
1. Film Thickness Gauges
2. Hooks and Racks
September
Coating Application and Recovery
1. Special Effects Coatings
2. E-coat and Powder
October
Test Equipment
1. Conveyors and Components
2. Coatings
November*
Curing
1. Stripping Equipment
2. Washers
December
Annual Reference & Buyer’s Resource
*Digital Issue

Buyers Guide
Master Guide