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Old School Meets High Tech Workshop

2023 Classes:


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Training is conducted by experts in the powder coating industry:


This workshop is designed for powder coating attendees with varying levels of experience ­ whether you have beginner, intermediate, or advanced powder coating knowledge - this workshop will improve your skills and understanding of all aspects of powder coating. Instructed by experts in the powder coating industry, this intensive two-day course teaches best practices for modern powder coating.

This workshop will cover topics such as:

  • Powder chemistry and selection
  • Pretreatment best practices
  • Application issues and maintenance
  • Oven and curing strategies
  • Troubleshooting, quality control and tricks of the trade

    Join us for two days of intense training and gain a better understanding of the entire powder coating process. If you want your operation to be more productive and efficient, sign up today!


    Classroom space is limited, so register today! For questions please contact Karen Walters at or (317) 298-5072.

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    Workshop Fee: $299.00/person for early registration or $349.00/person within one week of class (must be paid in advance).

    Class Schedule: 2 day workshop (Day 1: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. / Day2: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

    Fee Includes: Tuition, workshop manual, certificate of completion, lunch for both days

    Travel: Travel arrangements and expenses are the responsibility of the attendee (be sure to ask for our negotiated hotel rates)

    Right of Refusal: We reserve the right to deny attendance to registrants that are direct competitors or distributors/resellers of competitive equipment to our instructors.


  Day 1
7:30 am
8:00 am
Morning Session

Powder Coating Process Overview
Overview of the powder coating process and terminology that will be covered throughout the workshop.

Safety and Regulatory Agencies
Overview of the various agencies that impact a powder coating operation and applicable codes.

Cleaning and Pretreatment Chemistries
Pretreatment is critical to achieving successful results. This session will cover the types of pretreatments available on the market (chromates, non-chromates, iron and zinc phosphates, as well as the new technologies) and why pretreatment is a critical part of the powder coating process.

Powder Production and Quality Control
A review of the powder manufacturing process, along with current quality control methods

12:00 pm LUNCH
Lunch will be provided for all attendees
1:00 pm
Afternoon Session

Powder Technology and Curing Properties
This session reviews the importance of crosslinking and proper curing practices. Also highlighted are the varying cure schedules used for each technology. This includes two coat applications and other challenging applications, such as texture finishes.

Powder Application Equipment
This session discusses topics associated with the spray application equipment used in powder coating, along with best practices for proper manual coating techniques.

Are All Powders Created Equal?
A review of the four common factors in all powder coatings that directly affect price per pound and cost per square foot.

Q&A with speaker panel

4:30 pm End of Day 1
  Day 2
8:00 am
Morning Session

Pretreatment Application Methods
Attendees will learn about the various methods used to apply a chemical pretreatment, the equipment used, and the factors influencing selection and operation.

Curing and Overall Process Design
This session reviews the various curing methods, as well as discussing issues that impact the overall process.

Comprehensive Quality Control Program
Details for a comprehensive in-plant quality control program aimed at preventing rework, rejects and recalls.

12:00 pm LUNCH
Lunch will be provided for all attendees
1:00 pm
Afternoon Session

Troubleshooting the Powder Coating Process
This unique and comprehensive session reviews the problems found in all powder coating process lines. This information will focus on a variety of issues associated with the cleaning, spraying and curing processes.

Assessment testing review and final Q&A with speaker panel.

4:30 pm End of Day 2