The Electrocoat Association and the Chemical Coaters Association International report that the 2016 Electrocoating Seminar will take place from 4-5 October in Des Moines, Iowa, USA.  

The seminar begins with an introduction to electrocoating to bring attendees up to speed with the technology before featuring more advanced topics in the remainder of the seminar. The discussion will center on cost and process efficiencies, quality control, and innovative technologies in the different components of a typical electrocoating line. Preventive maintenance and troubleshooting for defects will also be addressed and illustrated with examples.  

This year’s event will conclude with a plant tour of the John Deere Des Moines Works, in Ankeny, Iowa.  The facility’s cathodic electrocoat system has been in operation since 1980 and will offer a real-world illustration of the technical material presented. 

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