September, 2018

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Four Basic Pieces of Equipment for Electrostatic Spray Systems

Most electrostatic powder spray coating systems are comprised of four basic pieces of equipment – the feed hopper, electrostatic powder spray gun, electrostatic power source, and powder recovery unit. A discussion of each piece, its interactions with other components, and the various styles available is necessary to understand the functional operation of this process. Powder is supplied to the spray gun from the powder feeder unit. Usually powder material stored in this unit is either fluidized or gravity-fed to aRead More …

Methods of Applying Powder – ELECTROSTATIC SPRAYING

Electrostatic Spray-Corona Powder Coating

Electrostatic spraying is the most widely used method of applying powder coating materials. Its growth is increasing at an impressive rate. Developed in the mid 60’s , this process is the most efficient means of applying coatings and finishes in a short time. However, acceptance of powder coating in general was initially very slow in the US. In Europe, the electrostatic powder spray concept was accepted more readily, and the technology moved much faster there than else-where in the world.Read More …

A summary of the key properties of each generic type of thermosetting powder coating

Industrial finishes are custom formulated to individual and end-user requirements. Successful selection depends on a close working relationship between users and suppliers. Selection should be strictly on a demonstrated film performance basis. This is because the film performance of a thermosetting powder coating is completely dependent on the bake it receives in a particular plant, on a particular substrate, with a particular degree of cleanliness, and type of metal pretreatment. Many specialties in the marketplace can cross over the guidelines.Read More …