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PCI Updates Powder Coating Handbook

Monday, December 17, 2012

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The Powder Coating Institute's fourth edition of The Powder Coating Handbook is now available, PCI has announced. 

The handbook is a comprehensive and up-to-date guide for the powder coating end user that was produced after an in-depth evaluation and collaborative effort by experts in the industry, PCI said.

As a finishing handbook, it was developed to assist the reader in specifying and selecting equipment and powder materials that best meet their needs in all aspects of powder coating.

Information for Beginners & Experts

The 517-page handbook is assembled in the order in which a user would consider and evaluate setting up, or converting to, a powder coating operation.


The fourth edition of The Powder Coating Handbook is now available.

Most chapters start with general information and gradually provide more technical information as the chapter progresses, serving both beginners and more experienced users, according to PCI.

The chapters include:

  • Why Powder Coat?
  • Economic Advantages of Powder Coatings
  • Powder Coating Materials
  • Hanger Design for Powder Coating
  • Production Analysis
  • Process Definition & Specifications
  • Surface Preparation Chemistries
  • Surface Preparation Methods and Equipment
  • Dry-off Methods and Equipment
  • Powder Application Methods and Equipment
  • Powder Booth and Recovery Systems
  • Powder Curing and Ovens
  • Parts Conveyance Methods and Equipment
  • Compressed Air Systems and Requirements
  • Special Design Considerations
  • Powder Storage and Handling
  • Health, Safety, Environmental and Regulatory Topics
  • Quality Testing & Terms
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Repair of Rejects
  • Hanger Maintenance
  • Appendix

The handbook also includes several tables, figures, and a list of critical equations for production of powder-coated parts and surfaces.

The Powder Coating Handbook can be ordered online.

About PCI

PCI, a non-profit organization formed in 1981, represents the North American powder coating industry, promotes powder coating technology, and communicates the benefits of powder coating to manufacturers, consumers, and government.

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