Convection curing systems utilize about 50 percent of the oven length to raise the part to temperature, leaving little time to complete a cure. Infrared technology can be used to bring the part to temperature in one-tenth the time of a convection system, according to the company, to allow for more time at temperature to cure, or to increase production. Because infrared does not require air to transfer the energy to the product, different colored powder coated parts can be run, one after another, without cross contamination. Powder is gelled before reaching the convection portion of the system.

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