The Northern Illinois Chapter of the Chemical Coaters Association International plans a one-day seminar on pretreatment on February 16. The course, which will be held ad the Holiday Inn Express in Waukegan, Ill., will provide an overview of surface pretreatments prior to paint and powder coating.

Presentation topics include:
  • A review of substrates and soils.
  • The purpose of surface treatment
  • A summary of traditional surface pretreatment technologies
  • Transitional surface treatment
  • Quality control, coating evaluation and defect analysis
  • Removal of laser and mill scale
In addition, case histories will be presented that highlight pretreatment challenges.

Moderated by Kevin Coursin, KMI Systems Inc., the one-day seminar costs $75 for CCAI members and $95 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, visit to view the flyer.