March 2004 Features
E-coat Technologies and Where They Fit
Cationic and anionic technologies continue to grow in both the automotive and general industrial markets. Auto frames, engine cradles, radiators, fasteners, HVAC, agriculture, and lawn and garden are some of the growth areas.
Understanding the Total Costs of Electrocoating
Determining the many factors that contribute to the cost of an E-coating system and evaluating those costs closely and regularly can substantially minimize total system costs and maximize productivity.
Fundamentals of the Cleaning Process
Even the best finish won’t look good and last long if the product wasn’t thoroughly cleaned first. Understanding the many variables the cleaning process comprises is crucial to a manufacturer’s success.
Industrial Finishing, 1936 to 1941
This is the third article in a year-long series celebrating Industrial Paint & Powder’s 80th anniversary.
March 2004 Departments
Editor’s View: Understand the Real Cost
I always focus on the best way to do the job, while my clients are often most concerned with cost.
In Focus: Sounds Good!
News and Views from the Coatings Community
Roobol On Painting
More Quality Control Needed
Increased competition among companies that apply only one type of coating is reducing costs to manufacturers, but cutting profits for coaters.