The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) has released the fifth edition of Powder Coating: The Complete Finisher’s Handbook.
The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) has released the fifth edition of Powder Coating: The Complete Finisher’s Handbook.

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) has released the fifth edition of Powder Coating: The Complete Finisher’s Handbook.

According to the institute, the 485-page handbook is a guide for those performing powder coating operations or interested in learning more about powder coating technology.

‘The 5th edition of the powder coating handbook is a complete update to every chapter covering the latest trends and technologies,’ said PCI education committee chairman Greg Dawson. ‘PCI has a vast pool of members that worked incredibly hard to produce the latest edition in what is recognized as the authoritative resource manual on powder coating. Contributing authors to the fifth edition include professionals from every discipline you’ll require to become a powder coating expert.’ 

The handbook covers powder coating materials, production analysis, surface preparation, application methods and equipment, powder recovery, curing, maintenance, quality testing, troubleshooting, and much more. It also features appendices with PCI technical briefs and recommended test procedures along with a system troubleshooting guide and a maintenance checklist, the PCI said.

The handbook is available to PCI members for US$60.00 plus shipping and US$120.00 plus shipping for non-members. It can be ordered here.  

This story uses material from the PCI, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.