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All About FEVE Powder Coating

Fluoroethylene vinyl ether (FEVE) powder resins are a crosslinked thermoset powder coating applied with electrostatic spray. They are specifically used for long-life coatings on materials including metal, plastic, glass and fiberglass. For example, one popular use of FEVE is the coating of aluminum composite panels for use in high-end architecture. Whatever your need for this…

Examples of plated versus coated finishing

Exploring Plating versus Coating

Plating and coating are techniques that provide a new exterior finish to a surface. Both will result in a durable and attractive finish when applied properly. Understanding the key differences in how these processes work and where they work best is important when deciding which is right for your needs. Plating Electroplating is widely used…

Powder Coating LEED Credits

Powder Coating LEED Credits

Green. Ecofriendly. Environmentally responsible. Sustainable. These buzz words once conjured abstract images of blue skies and pristine waterways. Climate change has brought the health of our planet to the forefront. As a result, businesses are able to make smart decisions that benefit both themselves and the Earth, including sustainable options for design and manufacturing. A…

A Quick Primer on Bead Blasting and Shot Blasting

A Quick Primer on Bead Blasting and Shot Blasting

Bead blasting is a process in which fine glass beads are blasted at a surface to remove surface deposits. It is commonly used to remove heat treat, oxides, clean off ash from burning off e-coated and powder coated parts to be re-coated. Glass beading can also be used to deburr holes on machined parts and…

Liquid Painting Versus Finishing

Liquid painting, for decades, was the primary process to provide a protective coating to metal surfaces. After work piece cleaned (cleaning in liquid application were inadequate and poorly maintained)  the wet paint was applied to the surface of the part. Paint often requires multiple coats for an even finish.  With each coat, drips or other…

Powder Coating Curing

Powder Coating Curing

The Basics Since the invention of powder coating in 1945, the process has evolved with better chemistry and modern technology. The curing phase in powder coating remains crucial to ensure a resistant and durable final product. While many materials can be powder coated, aluminum, steel or other metals are the most common. After power coating…

The cleaning and priming process for powder coating

Cleaning and Priming Before Powder Coating

Cleaning and priming surfaces are crucial to the successful outcome of the powder coating process. Powder coating will bond better when the material it’s applied to is clean. To ensure surfaces are as prepped as possible, there are a number of steps that can be taken. The pre-treatment of a part to be coated is…

Using chromium on ferrous materials

Nickel Chrome Plating on Ferrous Materials

Nickel/chrome plating on ferrous materials is the process of coating nickel onto a metal object or surface and then plating chromium over the nickel plated surface. While nickel/chrome plating is used to enhance the appearance of a variety of metals, it serves a number of different purposes as well. The nickel/chrome plating process can be…

Powder Coating versus liquid paint

Powder Coating versus Painting

Powder coating is a coating technique that uses a highly durable, dry powder to cover industrial objects such as appliances and car parts. There are a number of reasons that make powder coating a better option when it comes to deciding between traditional paints and powder coating. Durability Protection of metals and other surfaces is…

Customer benefits of Microfinish

Benefits of Microfinish’s Pilot or Low Production Runs

One of many advantages of using Microfinish is our ability to offer pilot or low production runs as a benefit to our customers. Some manufacturers will only do large minimum runs, and our pilot or low production runs are one reason we stand out from the competition as a good choice for customers. If you…

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