The sixth edition of Powder Coating for Industrial Finishing Applications from the Chemical Coaters Association International has been revised with new color graphics and photos, several new chapters and a rewritten glossary. The manual serves as a guide to operating a powder coating system and managing the process for efficiency and profit, with emphasis on practical issues affecting daily operations.
Under the guidance of Editor Jim Gallagher of Harley Davidson, CCAI corporate members contributed new content in every section of the manual. “I am so excited to say that the new CCAI Powder Coating Manual is set to be released to the industry. It was designed and compiled from the ground up, incorporating the latest information from the leading experts in the finishing industry and written to provide critical knowledge to the entry level powder coater. Yet [it is] comprehensive enough to educate the most seasoned powder application veteran,” notes Gallagher.
The manual includes 14 chapters:
- What is powder coating?
- Powder materials.
- Cleaning and pretreatment prior to powder coating.
- Substrates for powder coating.
- Powder coating application equipment.
- Powder spray booths and recovery equipment.
- Moving parts through the powder coat process.
- Air management.
- Powder coating removal and rework.
- Cost analysis.
The sixth edition also includes two new chapters on powder coating test methods for performance and preventive maintenance.
CCAI also offers training manuals on pretreatment, electrodeposition, systems design, liquid organic coatings, and liquid coating application equipment as well as two spanish training manuals on powder coating and pretreatment. To order the manuals, visit CCAI’s website at www.ccaiweb.com.