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The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI, Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) has opened registration for its online Finishing Academy courses, Powder Coating and Liquid Coating. The next courses are scheduled to begin in early 2022. The Finishing Academy opened in July 2021with the Powder Coating online course.
“We’ve had a terrific response to both online courses,” says CCAI Executive Director Anne Goyer. “CCAI is excited to continue expanding our educational reach by providing this online curriculum for the finishing industry.”
Presented in an online format, the in-depth courses provide attendees with critical knowledge to help manage their finishing operations. Students benefit from weekly assignments, quizzes and interactive forum discussions with the instructor and other students. The registration fee for each course includes a copy of one of CCAI’s training manuals that accompany the subject matter (a $65/$75 value).
The winter Liquid Coating online course is scheduled to begin February 21, 2022. The course addresses all aspects of the liquid coating process including material handling, hanging methods, surface preparation and curing. Students will learn about the benefits and various types of liquid coatings, including formulating and testing. The course will also cover the operational costing of a liquid coating system, health and safety, and maintenance and
CCAI’s Powder Coating online course addresses all aspects of the powder coating process, including formulation, manufacturing of powder coatings, powder coating materials, material handling, surface preparation, powder application equipment and systems, curing technology, quality, maintenance, troubleshooting and overall costs for operating a powder coating line.
For more information or to register visit ccaiweb.com/page/Academy.
Paint Application Methods
An overview of spraying, dipping, flow coating, and everything in between.
Masking for Surface Finishing
Masking is employed in most any metal finishing operation where only a specifically defined area of the surface of a part must be exposed to a process. Conversely, masking may be employed on a surface where treatment is either not required or must be avoided. This article covers the many aspects of masking for metal finishing, including applications, methods and the various types of masking employed.
Pretreatment for Painting
Better adhesion, enhanced corrosion and blister resistance,
and reduced coating-part interactions make pretreatment a must.