Epoxy Powder Coatings - Current Status and Future Trends 710640

Thermoset powder coatings for metal decoration and other uses are the subject of this paper. The state-of-the-art in Europe and the United States are discussed. Uses of epoxy resin, its advantages, and disadvantages are reviewed, as well as the methods of application. The possibilities for acrylics, polyesters, and polyurethanes as powder binders are explored. Comparative costs of European and America operations are provided, and indications of the rapid growth of the industry are obtained from tabulations of consumption rates and expanding markets.


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