The German coating magazine “Besser Lackieren” did a survey among their readers about expected challenges in 2019.
Below a summary of their conclusions in descending order of importance :
1) Lack of skilled labor
2) Increase cost of raw material
3) Higher energy prices
4) Increased legislation
5) Increased competition
6) Reduce turn-over
Kindly refer to https://www.besserlackieren.de/Firmen-Maerkte/Unternehmensmeldungen/Trendbarometer-Welche-Herausforderungen-erwarten-Beschichter-2019 for the full report in German language on expected challenges for coating companies in 2019.
Nordson Corporation introduce their “nLighten” technology for the Encore manual powder coating gun range.
This kit improve the visibility during application and may so reduce rework & rejects and increase efficiency & safety.
Suitable for powder paint & powder enamel operations.