ATLANTA– Registration is now open for the Powder Coating Institute’s 2016 POWDER COATING Technical Conference and Tabletop Exhibition, taking place April 11-14 at the Georgia International Convention Center. The event offers educational events, tabletop exhibits, networking events and a plant tour.  

Taking place Monday and Tuesday (April 11-12), the Powder Coating 101 Workshop kicks off the week with an introduction to powder coating that focuses on the basic knowledge of the powder coating process. This 1½-day course includes hands-on lab demonstrations at the Georgia Power Customer Resource Center.  Transportation will be provided to and from Georgia Power during the workshop. Discounts are available when you register for the Powder Coating 101 Workshop and the Powder Coating Technical Conference.

Taking place Wednesday and Thursday (April 13-14), the POWDER COATING 2016 Technical Conference follows the Powder Coating 101 workshop with two days of general sessions each morning and a variety of concurrent technical sessions throughout the rest of the week. Session topics include:  Powder Coating Basics, Building a Better Job Shop, Pretreatment Trends, Controlling Production Costs, New Technology You Can Use, Architectural Allure, Troubleshooting Your Powder Coating Line, Optimizing Powder Operations, Powder Coating Aluminum Surfaces, Powder Coating Materials, Curing Versatility, and more. 

At the two-day tabletop exhibition, companies will showcase powder coating materials, powder coating application equipment, system houses, pretreatment chemical suppliers, and the various services and supplies that support the powder coating industry. The tabletop exhibits will complement the technical presentations and be available to attendees between conference sessions.

Wednesday afternoon and evening will include a Casino Night networking event that will offer plenty of time to visit tabletop exhibitors while enjoying casino games, food and drink. Casino Night admission is included in the full and one-day conference registration fees.

Benise-Dowling will host attendees for a plant tour at its Decatur, GA facility. At this high-production facility, attendees will see a fully automated conveyor system with two automatic powder booths, five-stage pretreatment, color change and reclaim capabilities, quality management, a lab for measurement color and mechanical testing, and custom packaging and masking. Transportation is included in the conference registration fees.

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