ATLANTA – If you want to improve your finishing consistency, it’s best to build a system that will last.
Phil Stevenson of AWFI, a leading finishing consultant, will talk about knowledge power versus tribal knowledge in the pursuit of creating a finishing system at the IWF Finishing Symposium is set for August 21, 2018 in the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, the day before IWF exhibits open.
The idea is to create a system with well-defined parameters for finishing within a company rather than training a single person that could leave the company, and take their experience with them.
That can be a challenge, as Stevenson said that finishing can include eight to 10 steps, and as many as 35 substeps. Finishing by the numbers, as well as measuring and understanding what is done can lead to a lasting system.
The full-day event will look at new technologies and best methods that finishers could use in their business. Newer finishes such as polyester, polyurethane and UV finishes will be discussed, along with water-borne and low-emission products.
This symposium includes a number of presentations and an opportunity to talk to suppliers and finishing experts face-to-face with your questions.
The IWF Finishing Symposium is sponsored by Fuji Spray, Gemini Industries and Milesi Wood Coatings.
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