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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.


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.


Powder Coating on MDF - a Technical Backgrounder

Posted: 02/16/2015 7:25PM

One of the biggest breakthroughs for powder coating is on medium density fiberboard, or MDF. The panel bonding particles of wood with a synthetic resin is very suitable for powder coating application because of its low porosity and homogeneous surface.


The Wonder of Ultra-low Temperature Wood Powder Coating

By Bill Esler Posted: 02/16/2015 11:57AM

Powder coating wood is a complicated process, with both the substrate and the moisture in it affected by the heat curing. IGP-RAPID powder coating addresses this with a ultra-low temperature of less than 250 degrees F.


American OEM Flooring Valspar Wood for New Tennessee Plant

Posted: 01/25/2015 5:39PM

Valspar, manufacturer of wood coatings for prefinished flooring, siding, moulding, kitchen cabinets, furniture, and other building products, has began supplying coatings to Cumberland Products Group new American OEM hardwood-flooring line in Only, Tennessee.


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