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The 6th Edition of the Powder Coating  for Industrial Finishing Applications is now available and includes graphics in Color! 

The 6th Edition of CCAI's Powder Coating for Industrial Finishing Applications has been completely redesigned and rewritten from the ground up, employing a diversified list of authors, each providing a unique perspective on powder coating that differs from the previous editions. the contents of this manual covers the basic information required to set up and operate a powder coating line, manage the process, as well as the cost of operation. 

The fundamental information has been designed to be practical for the novice powder coating applicator, but also contains advanced information and techniques that will provide value to even the most seasoned finishing professional. It can be used for training and reference.


Table of Contents
Chapter 1
What is Powder Coating?
Chapter 2
Powder Materials
  • Thermoplastic Powders
  • Thermoset Powders
  • Coating Comparison
  • Specialty Powders
  • Coating Selection
  • Powder Storage and Transportation
  • Powder Particle Size
  • Safety & Environmental Issues
Chapter 3
Cleaning & Pretreatment Prior to Powder Coating
  • Introduction to Powder Pretreatment
  • Phosphating
  • Advanced Pretreatments
  • Metal Substrates
  • Cleaning Methods for Metals
  • Non-Ferrous Metals
  • Typical Washer Processes
  • Maintenance & Control
Chapter 4
Substrates for Powder Coating
  • Metal
  • MDF
  • Plastic
Chapter 5
Powder Application Equipment
  • Fluidized Bed Application
  • Electrostatic Fluidized Bed
  • Electrostatic Spray Application
  • Application System Automation
  • Selection of the Application Package
  • Control of Powder Spray Application
Chapter 6
Powder Spray Booths & Recovery Equipment
  • Recovery Equipment
  • Powder Booths
  • Color Change
Chapter 7
  • Dry-off Ovens
  • Cure & Combination Dry-Off/Cure Ovens
  • Infrared (IR) Curing
Chapter 8
Moving Parts Through the Powder Coat Process
  • Batch Systems
  • Racking
  • Types of Conveyor
Chapter 9
Air Management
  • Equipment
  • Supply Air
  • Filtration
  • Heat Gain
Chapter 10
Preventative Maintenance - NEW
  • Washer/Pretreatment System
  • Powder Application and Recovery Equipment
  • Rack Cleaning & Maintenance
  • Conveyor Maintenance and Lubrication
Chapter 11
Powder Coating Removal and Re-Work
  • Methods of Coating Removal
  • Selection of Coating Removal Method
  • Repair of Coating Defects
  • Cosmetic Finessing of Surface Defects
Chapter 12
Powder Coating Test Methods for Performance - NEW
  • Test Panels
  • Performance Testing
Chapter 13
Cost Analysis
  • Understanding & Managing the Costs of a Powder Line
  • Pretreatment Costs
  • Powder Costs
  • Custom Coater Costing
Chapter 14
  • Methodology
  • Troubleshooting Adhesion
  • Troubleshooting Charts
Appendix Appendix A - Alternatives to ASTM B117 Salt Spray