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PCI: Powder Coating: The Complete Finishers Handbook – New 5th Edition 

 CCAI: The Powder Coating Manual 6th Edition

complete finishers handbook PCI’s Powder Coating: The Complete Finisher’s Handbook 5th Edition – NEW!
This 485-page handbook is a comprehensive guide for everyone performing powder coating operations and for those interested in learning more about powder coating technology.

The 6th Edition of CCAI’s Powder Coating Manual 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, and the cost of operation.

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Fourth Edition by Nicholas Liberto from Amazon.com

How to powder coat information on the latest breakthroughs in the industry: ultraviolet-curable materials for plastic and wood products, and improved systems.  Plus tried-and-true guidelines from the previous edition (including material selection, design considerations, surface preparation, quality control and testing, troubleshooting and safety, + more) so you can achieve superior powder coated finishes with efficiency.


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CCAI On-Line Training Videos

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NOW AVAILABLE for download: Improving Process Heating Performance, 3rd Edition IHEA Sourcebook for Industry

This sourcebook describes basic process heating applications and equipment, and outlines opportunities for energy and performance improvements. It also discusses the merits of using a

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Dealers of used and reconditioned finishing equipment, powder coat systems, industrial ovens, spray booths, powder spray guns, washers, more!

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Suppliers of high-temperature tapes, caps, plugs, discs, custom masking products for powder coating applications

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Standard and custom hooks for powder coating lines-custom racking equipment

Pretreatment Systems & Chemicals for Powder Coating

An essential step in the powder coating process if you want to deliver the highest quality finished product

Cleaning Products & Chemicals

Blasting cabinets, blasting media, etc. The first step of the powder coating process.

Testing Equipment & Services for Powder Coaters

Tools for measuring the effectiveness and efficiency of your coating line, oven, powder application, etc.

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How to Powder Coat - The Powder Coater's Corner

Learn how to powder coat, how to choose a custom coater, build your own powder coating oven, how to coat over galvanizing, the characteristics of different powder formulations, oven maintenance, pretreatment and masking considerations, how-to manuals, and more!

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