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    What is UV and Why is It Important? (Part 2)

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Apr 26, 2019 12:48:07 PM

    Below is a continuation of the previous blog post. Please click here to review What is UV and Why is It Important? (Part 1).

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    Topics: Manufacturing, sustainability, Printing, paint and coating, Industrial finishing, Coating Technology, coating, wood and furniture coating

    What is UV and Why is It Important? (Part 1)

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Apr 26, 2019 12:47:18 PM

    The week of March 18th I was privileged to attend RadTech’s Big Ideas Conference in Redondo Beach California.  In addition to offering a nice reprieve from the Michigan winter, it also provided some keen insight into important things happening in the field of UV.  So, for the next few pages, let’s take a look at how UV affects us in our everyday lives.

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    Topics: Manufacturing, sustainability, Printing, paint and coating, Industrial finishing, Coating Technology, coating, wood and furniture coating

    Ceresana Automotive Coating Market Study

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Jan 18, 2018 3:06:38 PM

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    Ceresana, the German market research company, just released its Market Study of Automotive Coatings for 2018.  According to Ceresana, “The report examines demand and revenues of 7 world regions and 16 countries from 2008 to 2024.”  It focuses on electrodepostion coating and the primer/surfacer, basecoat, and clearcoat layers.

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    Topics: coating, automotive finishing

    4 Coating Applications Where Viscometers are Key

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Nov 19, 2017 1:05:00 PM

    In our last Viscometer Series blog, we reviewed some of the most common printing applications and why viscometers are so important to their success. In this article, we’ll be going over another area of applications where viscosity control is key: coating.

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    Topics: Viscosity, coating, viscometers, Viscometer Series, can coating, gelatin capsule coating, wood furniture coating, silicone needle coating

    6 Different Types of Viscometers & How They Work

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Nov 12, 2017 1:05:00 PM

    In our first Viscometer Series blog, we discussed the “what” and “why” of viscometers — what they are and why they’re useful. In this blog, we’ll be going over the “how” — that is, how six different types of viscometers work. This list is by no means exhaustive; there are other types of viscometers out there, but not all of them are useful for industrial processes.

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    Topics: Viscosity, paint and coating, painting, coating, viscometers, Viscometer Series

    The Simple Tool Every Coating, Painting, and Printing Manufacturer Needs

    Posted by Mike Bonner

    Nov 9, 2017 3:01:00 PM

    If you’re in the coating, painting, or printing industry, you need to be monitoring viscosity. If you’re not monitoring it, you’ll eventually run into a whole host of otherwise preventable issues — issues that can seriously compromise the quality of your production.

    As the saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

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    Topics: Viscosity, paint and coating, painting, coating, viscometers, Viscometer Series

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