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.
Impact fusion of powder paint may cause contamination issues at the cyclone of multicolour powdercoating systems.
It is therefore advisable to inspect and if necessary clean the ducting & cyclone of your powdercoating booth regularly.
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DIN EN 16985 is published by VDMA in December 2018.
This new standard for spray-booths combines three existing standards EN 12215 (liquid paint), EN 12981 (powder paint), EN 13355 (mixed applications).
Compliance with DIN EN 16985 implies that a spray-booth also complies with the requirements of current EU directives.
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.
Ditmer Trading & Consulting BV has established an advanced online education & certification platform.
This platform is intended to facilitate the transfer of essential process & equipment know-how and monitor & administrate the achieved progress.
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Powder coating is an environmental friendly painting process, which provides a durable finish in a wide variety of colors & properties to thousands of products, made of either metal, wood or plastic.
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