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POWDER COATING '96

TECHNICAL CONFERENCE


TUESDAY, September 17 . . . 9:00 A.M. - NOON


CONCURRENT SEMINARS (choose one in each time slot)
I. INTRODUCTION TO POWDER COATING

Ken Kreeger, Nordson Corp.;
Steve Kiefer, Morton International;
Paul Mills, Nutro Machinery


This seminar will provide an overview of powder coating materials and the powder coating process - pretreatment, application equipment, powderbooth and recovery systems, oven curing, and maintenance. Terminology commonly used in the powder coating industry will be emphasized, allowing those new to powder to get the most out of the technical conference program that follows and discussions with exhibitors on the show floor.

II. ADVANCED POWDER COATING

Brad Gruss, Fremont Industries;
Jeff Hale, Gema;
Jeff Wroblewski, H.B. Fuller Co.;
Alan McLaughlin, Milbank Systems, Inc.

If you attend the advanced powder coating seminar, you'll get a more intensive presentation on powder coating materials and the application process, with specific emphasis on troubleshooting the powder coating system. This seminar is designed for those who have at least one year of experience working with powder.


TUESDAY, September 17 (cont'd) 1:00 - 3:30 P.M.


CONCURRENT SEMINARS (choose one in each time slot)
III. ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE FOR CUSTOM COATERS & CAPTIVE SHOPS

Daren Jorgensen, Jorgensen Environmental, Inc.
While there are many environmental advantages to powder coating, maintaining environmental compliance remains a constant consideration. This seminar, for custom powder coaters and captive shops, will focus on waste powder disposal, wastewater and storm water discharge, and Title V air quality regulations. Federal regulations will be discussed with respect to these issues and insight for possible solutions will be provided.

IV. CONVERTING TO POWDER COATING- HIGH PRODUCTION VOLUME

Chris Merritt, Gema;
Ron Cudzilo, Milbank Systems, Inc.;
Nick Liberto, Powder Coating Consultants

What are the advantages of powder coating over my existing system? Are powder coating materials suitable to meet my finishing requirements? What considerations, approvals and commitments must be achieved before moving forward with this project? These are the types of questions you'll need to answer prior to making the choice to convert. This seminar will focus on the analysis of an existing system and its capabilities, a system needs analysis, equipment needs analysis, vendor selection and comparison, additional considerations and making the change.

V. CONVERTING TO POWDER COATING- LOW PRODUCTION VOLUME

Bruce Bryan, Binks Industrial Powder Systems;
Rodger Talbert, Talbert Consulting;
Phil Bechtold, Nordson Corporation;
Doug Brown, Fremont Industries;
Todd Rainey, Spraylat Corp.

If you are currently spraying liquid coatings and are considering installing a manual powder coating operation, this seminar is for you. This seminar will focus on a batch or conveyorized line that may provide for adding automation in the future, but your original conversion will be batch.


WEDNESDAY, September 18 . . . 8:30 A.M. - NOON


CONCURRENT TECHNICAL PRESENTATIONS

Three tracks of technical presentations will take place at the same time. Choose the presentations that are most applicable to you and your finishing operations. You can choose to change rooms between presentations if you wish. Exact times of presentations will appear in your final Conference & Show Directory to be distributed on site.


TRACK I

1. THE POWDER DISC- A NEW TOOL FOR POWDER COATING

Chris Chandler - Nordson Corp.

This presentation will discuss a new powder application device that generates a uniform horizontal spray pattern that can continuously coat parts in an omega loop-type configuration. It utilizes triboelectric charging technology and has inherently high transfer efficiency. It is suited for coating extrusions, wire goods, and a wide variety of other products. Systems designed using this technology offer a variety of benefits. This paper will describe the benefits of the disc for new powder coating lines as well as the opportunities it offers for converting liquid omega loop systems to powder coating.

2. BENEFITS & DESIGN OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL ROOM FOR POWDER COATING APPLICATIONS

Michael F. Napadow - Tri-Star Technology, Inc.
You will be introduced to the benefits of using an environmental room in powder coating systems. This paper will also go through the calculations of sizing the air conditioning system, things to make sure are included and the importance of each component.

3. BUYING DECISIONS FOR A FINISHING LINE

Marty Vicens - Nordson Corp.
This paper will cover all factors that should be considered when purchasing a new powder coating line or upgrading an existing line. Emphasis will be placed on the details that can easily be overlooked but can be critical to getting the maximum return on your investment. A discussion of the fine print that covers warranties, penalty clauses, and the terms and conditions of a purchase will be included.

4. CASE HISTORY OF A CUSTOM COATER

Mike Kennings - Industrial Coatings Services
Industrial Coating Services of Indiana, a custom coater who has recently expanded their powder coating capabilities, will share their experiences with you during this presentation. ICS will review the decision process used in determining to expand the facility. They will also examine the various recovery methods available and how they finally chose to stay with cyclone recovery. Aspects of the installation process and current capabilities will also be discussed.

5. QUALITY CONTROL TEST METHODS FOR HIGHHEAT POWDER COATINGS

Jeff Wroblewski H.B. Fuller Co.
Various methods of evaluating a coating for use as a functional heat resistance coating will be reviewed. This paper will also cover QC methods for these specialized coatings.


TRACK II

6. POWDER DEMONSTRATIONS WITH PURPOSE

G. Bruce Bryan, Jr. Binks Industrial Powder Systems
Companies that are considering converting from liquid painting to powder coating should conduct demonstrations at powder equipment suppliers to gain an understanding of what to expect with a powder coating system. However, there are many aspects of a demonstration that need to be considered in order to have realistic results that can be reproduced in a production environment. This paper will evaluate the demonstration process for preparing and achieving realistic expectations and results.

7. SUITABILITY OF MATERIALS FOR POWDER BOOTH FABRICATION

Chris Merritt Gema
Over recent years new and different materials have been developed and utilized for the construction of powder coating booths. This paper will explore the suitability of these various materials for powder booth construction based on their mechanical properties, durability and the potential effects they may have on electrostatic application and performance.

8. POWDER COATING AT RICHARDS-WILCOX

Willie Witten Richards-Wilcox
Richards-Wilcox is a metal fabricator located in suburban Chicago. In this presentation you'll learn how Richards-Wilcox introduced powder coatinginto its operation, including the motivation and justification for doing so. Actual results and the adjustments made along the way will also be addressed. A discussion of what the future holds for powder coating at Richards-Wilcox will also be covered.

9. THERMOPLASTIC COATING POWDERS OVERVIEW

Michael C. Siminski Morton International
Thermoplastic coating powders have a long history of successful use in North America. This paper will provide historical perspective and identify the seven most popular varieties available, with strengths, weaknesses and typical end use applications for each. It will also provide basic property information and describe the three methods used to apply thermoplastic coating powders.

10. PRECISION POWDER PUMP CONTROL

Jeff Hale Gema
Control of powder delivery is critical to electrostatic charging performance as well as maintaining uniform applications. This paper will cover four aspects of powder pump control. First, an in depth review of powder pump theory. Second, the advantages of controlling and maintaining consistent powder delivery. Third, what current methods of pump delivery are available to powder coaters, and finally a brief overview of the future in delivery control.


TRACK III

11. RE-ENGINEERING THE CYCLONE SEPARATOR

Rob Thorn Gema
This paper will provide a brief history of cyclones, and why they are suited to powder recovery applications. From there the paper will explore the effects on powder used in a cyclone and what current technology has evolved out of the basic cyclone design. Finally, we will take a look ahead, including a discussion on what the future holds for color change in powder coating technology and where cyclone separators will fit into that future.

12. APPLICATION OF POWDER COATINGS: OLDPROBLEMS, NEW FINDINGS, NEW DEVELOPMENTS

Sergey Guskov Nordson Corp.
An up-to-date view on electrostatic phenomenas and processes, and recent developments in powder coating's application equipment will be discussed. Through an analysis of load lines of high voltage supplies and various configurations of charging and grounded electrodes of corona guns, emphasis is made on improving finish quality, penetrating Faraday cage, and optimizing transfer efficiency. Results of scientific experiments are included to support presented conclusions.

13. POWDER COATINGS - BACK TO BASICS

Debra Gill O'Brien Powder Products
Technological advances have enabled the powder coatings industry to become more competitive in the finishing marketplace. Advancements in resins, curing agents, pigments and chemicals have enabled the typical powder coatings manufacturer to offer all but the most specialized surface effects. This presentation will explore technologies - standard and newly introduced - for the attributes, drawbacks, characteristics and "phenomena" associated with each broad chemical category. Some review will be presented, but you'll also find information presented of new interest.

14. THE ULTIMATE LOW TEMPERATURE CURE IN POWDER COATINGS

Kevin M. Biller - Herberts Powder Coatings
Since the advent of powder coating technology formulators have struggled to develop stable coatings capable of lower temperature cure. The marriage of powder coating and UV curing technologies present the breakthrough to a truly 200°F and less coating system. This paper details the state-of-the-art of this emerging technology and reports on how and where a 200°F powder coating will benefit some industrial finishers.

15. POWDER OVER ELECTROCOAT

Bruce Ushiro - Chrysler Corp.
This Chrysler assembly plant is utilizing a full body powder coating system that is applying a primer-surface material over electrocoat. The challenges of applying a powder over e-coat will be discussed along with the methods to overcome those challenges.

16. MANUFACTURING OF POWDER COATINGS VIA THE UTILIZATION OF SUPERCRITICAL FLUIDCARBON DIOXIDE

Dr. Frederick S. Mandel - Ferro Corp.
The quest for an alternative method of producing power coatings has beendriven by a need for lower processing temperatures, increases in quality, and better particle size control. This presentation will introduce a newmethod of producing powder coatings which provides the lower processingtemperatures that have been sought. Goals include: increased dispersion; superior gloss control; better hiding; rigid color adherence; and tighter controlof particle size distribution.


WEDNESDAY, September 18 . . . 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.


WORKSHOPS (choose one)

Five workshops make up POWDER COATING '96's Workshop Series. Each workshop will be offered twice...on Wednesday from 1:00 - 3:00 PM and on Thursday from 8:30 - 10:30 AM. Workshop leaders are listed with their work-shops. Be sure to indicate on your registration form, which workshops you will attend.

WORKSHOP A · PRETREATMENT

Brad Gruss, Fremont Industries
The Pretreatment Workshop will explore the importance of cleaning, common mistakes to avoid, counterflowing rinses, and energy conservation in washers. Actual parts displaying various problems encountered in the pretreatment process will be used in a hands-on portion of this workshop. Attendees and workshop leaders will discuss how toresolve these problems.

WORKSHOP B · QUALITY CONTROL - FROMPOWDER TO CURED FINISHED PARTWORKSHOP

LEADERS: Steve Houston, O'Brien PowderProducts;
Steve Kiefer, Morton International;
RogerCummings, H.B. Fuller Co.;
Rob Wick, Raabe Corp.

This workshop is designed to assist you with the quality control of your powder coating from the time it is delivered to your facility until the time your coated product is shipped. A fictional part will be shown through an entire coating operation, with all quality control steps discussed in detail. The focus will be on a process to control consistency in the finished product.

WORKSHOP C · OVENS

Alan McLaughlin, Milbank Systems, Inc.
This workshop will cover the design, operation, performance standards and troubleshooting of both convection and infrared type curing ovens.

WORKSHOP D · CONVEYORS & RACKING

Dave Meissner, Jervis B. Webb Co.; Lee Cullen, Mighty Hook
Material handling is an extremely important consideration in the overall success of your powder coating operation. You need to look for the most efficient way to transport your product through the process. Some of the issues and how they affect your material handling systems to be covered in this workshop include: choosing the right conveyor & its installation, principles of rack design with emphasis on achieving maximum line density and more.

WORKSHOP E · OPERATION & MAINTENANCE OF A POWDER SYSTEM

Lois Pozega, Nordson Corp.; Jim Darland, Gema
I n order to get the most out of your powder coating system, you need to beable to service, maintain and operate the equipment to its peak performance. This workshop will assist you in developing a program of plannedmaintenance procedures, including an overview of daily, weekly and periodictasks that should be done to achieve better performance and longer life for yourapplication and recovery equipment.


THURSDAY, September 19 . . . 8:30 - 10:30 A.M.

WORKSHOPS REPEAT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON


THURSDAY, September 19 (cont'd) 10:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION and LUNCHEON

A REPORT ON THE AUTOMOTIVE TEST FACILITY TO
APPLY CLEAR POWDER COATING TO VEHICLES

Patrick Schoening, Sr. Project Engineer, General Motors
and
Dave O'Ryan, Dir. of Marketing, ABB Flexible Automation


Mr. Schoening and Mr. O'Ryan will review the mission, goals & objectives, research & development and progress of the automotive Low Emission Paint Consortiums' (LEPC) powder clear coat test facility in Wixom, Michigan. This lively discussion will include a detailed look at the design and construction of the facility, funded by the BigThree automakers under the U.S. Council for Automotive Research. Results of powder clear coat application and testing performed to date will be presented and discussed. You'll want to be sure to join us for this interesting closing presentation and luncheon!

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