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 to be used in a harsh environment, such as a chemical processing plant or providing an effective corrosion resistant barrier, then you should familiarize yourself with fusion bonded epoxy (FBE) coatings. Furthermore, FBE may also help you grow your business by converting liquid coating systems to powder coating.

The aim of this article is to give you a crash course in what separates an FBE from your typical epoxy primers, where and when it should be used, and when it should not.

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