Articles explore paint and metal finishing, heat produced coatings and other finishing operations, looking at the role of heat and thermal processing equipment in the design, manufacture and production.
Students who are currently enrolled in programs that could lead to a career in the finishing industry are encouraged to apply for the 2017 Matt Heuertz scholarship offered by the Chemical Coaters Association International.
An electrically heated, 500°F (260°C) walk-in oven, No. 973 is used to cure rubber parts in rotating baskets. Workspace dimensions measure 36 x 60 x 60”, and 40 KW are installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular elements.
The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) launched the Georgia and Alabama chapters to provide educational and networking opportunities for those in the finishing industry in the Southeast.
Product quality and productivity always have been the top goals for production systems. Because infrared heat processing systems can provide high energy transfer efficiencies, the technology is a viable choice for drying, curing, baking and other process heating applications. For consistent, repetitive results, proper control of the process is crucial.