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IGP Launches Glossy Solid Wood Powder Coats at LIGNA 2015

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 05/18/2015 3:54PM

IGP North America launched the next generation in Ultra Low Bake Powder Coating technology, IGP-RAPIDtop 88, a clear top coat for solid wood at LIGNA 2015 in Hannover, Germany.


Graco Electrostatic Spray Gun 'Wraps' Paint Around Objects

Posted: 04/28/2015 10:15AM

Graco says its Pro Xp electrostatic spray guns are smaller and lighter, and because they "wrap" paint around objects, they virtually eliminate overspray.


Sherwin-Williams Enters OEM Floor Market with Prefinish Coatings

Posted by Bill Esler | Posted: 04/27/2015 5:30PM

Sherwin-Williams Product Finishes launched a line of prefinish coatings as it ventures into the North American OEM flooring market. UV-curable wood flooring coating systems the first offerings in the line.


No Voodoo: Segmented Platen Machine Set Up Simplified

By Adam West Posted: 04/24/2015 7:52AM

There seems to be a huge amount of voodoo involved in setting up segmented platen sanding machines. Techs and the folks running them just don’t understand the concepts, so they just play with the settings until something looks okay.




Stop! Don’t Buy That Wide Belt Sander Until You Read This!

By Adam West Posted: 04/22/2015 7:32AM

His rebuilt wide belt sanding machine might have taken the belt usage down to $800 a month, but it could not produce the quality of scratch over time that the new machine could. This “X” factor isn't easily calculated but represents far more savings than mere sandpaper.


3 Tips for Improved Spraying of Wood Finishes

Posted: 04/03/2015 2:12PM

Here are three tips to improve your spraying operation when applying finish to wood products. Included are ways to eliminate distorted spray patterns and streaks.


What Color Can Help You Sell In 2015?

By Karen Koenig Posted: 04/02/2015 5:07PM

Research shows that approximately 85 percent of purchases are based on color. So how can manufacturers ensure they’re making the right choice for their products?


New Cefla i-learn Events Focus on Wood Finishing Technology

Posted: 03/20/2015 10:30AM

Cefla North America announced its new Cefla i-learn series of educational events. These focused sessions will take place in Cefla’s state-of-the-art finishing lab in Charlotte, NC on May 7 and June 4, 2015.


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