PCI Magazine Article – April 2014

Chris McKinnon regularly contributes to Powder Coating Institute magazine. He shares his knowledge in powder coating and tips and insights he gained as Principal of Aegis Industrial Finishing.

Powder coating touch ups in the field? Yes, we can!

As powder coaters, we often work hard to distinguish ourselves from the world of liquid coatings from which we have evolved. We all know the advantages that powder has over liquid. Our environmentally sustainable, lower-applied-cost, more-durable coating system works well when applied properly and will outlast most commonly used liquid systems. Until it gets damaged in the field ...

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PCI Magazine Article – February 2014

Chris McKinnon regularly contributes to the Powder Coating Institute magazine. He shares his knowledge in powder coating and tips and insights he gained as Principal of Aegis Industrial Finishing.

Fusion bonded epoxy: A custom powder coater’s workhorse

As custom coaters, we have the unique challenge of determining customer specific coatings systems
on an almost daily basis. A majority of the jobs that we encounter have a high requirement for aesthetic over function. However, if you ever encounter a job that is going ...

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PCI Magazine – August 2013

Chris McKinnon regularly contributes to the Powder Coating Institute magazine. He shares his knowledge in powder coating and tips and insights he gained as Principal of Aegis Industrial Finishing.

Why is your business?

Why did you start your business? For each person who reads this magazine there is a unique answer to this question. For some custom coaters, it was a hobby that grew into a steady flow of work. For another, you may have become a powder coater as a result ...

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PCI Magazine – April 2013

Chris McKinnon regularly contributes to the Powder Coating Institute magazine. He shares his knowledge in powder coating and tips and insights he gained as Principal of Aegis Industrial Finishing.

Abrasive blasting — not your typical pretreatment

The abrasive blasting process provides one of the best surfaces to apply coating to, and when done correctly, will result in a long-lasting corrosion resistant finish. In this article, I will provide a
basic understanding of the blasting process, provide test data that illustrates the effectiveness ...

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PCI Magazine – November 2012

Chris McKinnon regularly contributes to the Powder Coating Institute magazine. He shares his knowledge in powder coating and tips and insights he gained as Principal of Aegis Industrial Finishing.

The quality of cure

When I ask customers what they know about powder coating, the answers I get almost always relate to the durability of the coating. Words such as hard, strong, tough, and durable are used freely. In all these cases, the customers do not realize that they are speaking about one ...

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PCI Magazine Article – August 2012

Chris McKinnon regularly contributes to the Powder Coating Institute magazine. He shares his knowledge in powder coating and tips and insights he gained as Principal of Aegis Industrial Finishing.

Understanding mill scale

As custom coaters, we don’t have the luxury of choosing the kind of material that we apply our coatings to — we have to make the best of what we’re given. It’s our job to properly apply an engineered coating system to our customers’ products. This is especially an issue ...

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PCI Magazine – April 2012

Chris McKinnon regularly contributes to the Powder Coating Institute magazine. He shares his knowledge in powder coating and tips and insights he gained as Principal of Aegis Industrial Finishing.

Multiply your capabilities- engage your suppliers to improve your business inside and out

Although it is a relatively new technology as far as coatings are concerned (the earliest European
cave painting dates back 32,000 years), powder coating and the process required to ensure repeatable quality requires knowledge about a broad range of factors ...

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