The keynote presentation, titled “The Harley-Davidson Turnaround Story,” will be offered by retired vice-president of Harley-Davidson, Clyde Fessler.
Now more than ever, finishers are fighting to stay competitive at home and abroad while ensuring they are turning profits for their companies. POWDER COATING 2004 will focus on how powder coating can help meet these goals. POWDER COATING 2004, scheduled for September 21-23 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC, is the place where finishers can see the latest technological developments first hand, learn from experts in the conference sessions, participate in plant tours to see powder coating in action, and visit with the suppliers of powder coating equipment, materials and related supplies.

The Conference program is packed with presentations on new and growing areas for powder coating such as aluminum extrusions, metallics and powder coating on wood, while also offering basic information for those just starting to think about using powder coating. The keynote presentation, titled "The Harley-Davidson Turnaround Story," will be offered by retired vice-president of Harley-Davidson, Clyde Fessler. Fessler will open the Conference with his address on Tuesday morning, September 21.

For registration information, complete conference programming details and an up-to-date exhibitor list, visit

Schedule of Events

Monday, September 20

8:00 AM - 6:00 PM Registration Open

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Special Custom Coaters Bonus Session

Tuesday, September 21

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM Registration Open

8:15 - 9:25 AM Keynote Presentation and Breakfast Clyde Fessler

9:30 - 11:30 AM Concurrent Seminars

    A - Pretreatment
    B - System Efficiencies
    C - Take it Off, Take it ALL Off
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Exhibition Open

1:00 - 4:00 PM Concurrent Seminars

    D - Introduction to Powder - Powder Trek
    E - Developing a Powder Specification
4:00 - 6:00 PM PCI-Hosted Reception on the Show Floor

5:45 - 6:00 PM Prize Giveaways on Show Floor

Wednesday, September 22

7:00 AM 5K Run/Walk for Fun

7:30 AM - 6:00 PM Registration Open

8:30 - 11:30 AM Three concurrent tracks of technical papers

    TRACK I - Presentations 1-5
    TRACK II - Presentations 6-10
    TRACK III - Presentations 11-15
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Exhibition Open

1:00 - 3:30 PM Concurrent Workshops

    F - Powder Coating 201 - Harry Powder and The Secrets of the Spray Booth
    G - Powder Coating Aluminum Extrusions - Your Alternative to Liquid
    H - Curing - IR and Convection
    I - Batch Systems - Small to Mid-Volume
4:00 - 6:00 PM PCI-Hosted Reception on the Show Floor

5:45 - 6:00 PM Prize Giveaways on Show Floor

Thursday, September 23

7:30 AM - 2:00 PM Registration Open

9:00 - 11:00 AM Concurrent Workshops

    J - Batch Systems (Repeat)
    K - Curing (Repeat)
    L - Developing a Powder Specification (Repeat)
    M - Custom Coater Roundtable
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Exhibition Open

1:45 - 2:00 PM Grand Prize Giveaways on Show Floor

2:00 PM Depart for Plant Tours

    Blum Inc.
    ADC Finishing Inc.
    Powder Coating Services, Inc.
6:00 PM Plant Tour Buses Return


The POWDER COATING 2004 Exhibition, nearly sold out as of the end of April, encompasses 200,000 square feet of exhibit space occupied by more than 200 exhibitors.

Exhibitors (as of June 30, 2004)

ACE Equipment

ACT Laboratories, Inc.

Action Caps LLC

Air Power, Inc.

Alabama Washer & Oven Company. Inc.

Alliance Plastics

Alvin Products, Inc.

Amariko Software


AP Conveyor Corp.

Appliance Magazine

APV Baker

Argon Masking Corporation

ATOFINA Chemicals, Inc.

Atomized Powder Coatings

Atotech USA, Inc.

Automatic Systems Inc.

Automation USA

AZO, Inc.

B & P Process Equipment

Benda-Lutz Corp.

Bethel Engineering and Equipment, Inc.

BEX Spray Nozzles

Bulk Chemicals, Inc.

BYK-Gardner USA


Cardinal Industrial Finishes

Carpenter Chemicals, LC

Castrol Industrial Americas

Catalytic Industrial Systems

CCI Thermal Technologies Inc.

Chemetall Oakite

Chemical Coaters Assoc. Intl.

Cincinnati Industrial Machinery

Classifier Milling Systems

Clean Hooks Inc.

Coatings Magazine

Col-Met Spray Booths, Inc.

Coral Chemical Co.

Custom Aerosol Packaging

Custom-Pak Products, Inc.

Datapaq, Inc.

DeFelsko Corporation

Degussa Corp.


Diamond Vogel Paints

Digilube Systems, Inc.

DISA Goff, Inc.

DuBois Chemicals

DuPont Powder Coatings

Eaton Fabricating Co., Inc.

ECD, Inc.

Echo Engineering & Production Supplies, Inc.

Eckart America L.P.

Edge Manufacturing LLC

Elcometer Inc.

Electro Steam Generator Corp.

Elektro-Physik USA Inc.


Fischer Technology Inc.

Fostoria Industries, Inc.

Foxcolor Inc.

Fremont Industries Inc.

GE Infrastructure Water & Process Technologies

General Fabrications Corp.

Glenn Springs Holdings, Inc.

Global Finishing Solutions LLC

Goodway Technologies

Guspro Inc.

Henkel Technologies

Herr Industrial, Inc.

Hi-Tech Flexible Products, Inc.

Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems

Houghton Metal Finishing

Industrial Air Solutions, Inc.

Industrial Paint & Powder

Innotec of Wisconsin, Inc.

Innotek Powder Coatings, LLC

Innovative Industries

International Thermal Systems, LLC

ITW BGK Finishing Systems

ITW Gema


KMI Systems Inc.

George Koch Sons, LLC

Kolene Corp.

Lubrication Service and Systems, Inc.

Lubriquip, Inc.

Madison Chemical Co., Inc.

Magic Rack/Production Plus Corp.

Max Air Environmental Systems

Maxi-Blast, Inc.

Maxon Corporation

MEP Manufacturing, Inc.

Metal Finishing Magazine

Microtrac Inc.

Midwest Finishing Systems, Inc.

Mighty Hook Inc.

Mighty Lube Systematic Lubrication

Milanco, Inc.

Mixaco/Triad Sales, LLC

Mocap, Inc.

MS Powder Systems, Inc.

Nalco Company

National Partitions

Newpac Finishing

Nilfisk-Advance America, Inc.

Ningbo South Sea Chemical Co., Ltd.

Nordson Corp.

Nortech Corporation

NPB Protective Group

O.M.C. srl / Twin Screw Extruders, Inc.

Ohio Valley Conveyors, LLC

Oxford Instruments

Pacline Conveyors, Inc.

Parker Ionics


PCI Magazine

Phosphatizing Equipment Mfg. Inc.

Plascoat Corp.

Pneu-Mech Systems Mfg. Inc.

Pollution Control Products Co.

Powder Coating

Powder Coating Consultants

The Powder Coating Institute

Powder Parts, Inc.

Powder Process Systems

Powder-X Coating Systems, Inc.

PPG Industries, Inc.

Precision Conveyor Technologies, Inc.

Precision Quincy Corp.

Pressure Island

Prime UV Systems

Prism Powder Coatings Ltd.

Process Heating Magazine

Products Finishing

Protech Chemicals Ltd.

Q-Panel Lab Products

Raabe Corporation

Rapid Engineering, Inc.

Rapid Industries, Inc.

Richards-Wilcox, Inc.

Rohm & Haas Powder Coating

Russell Finex Inc.

Ruwac Inc.

SBS, Inc.

ScottCan Industries Ltd.

Seghers Keppel Technology, Inc.

Serfilco Ltd.

Shercon, Inc.

Sherwin-Williams Co.

Siemens Building Technologies

Silberline Mfg. Co., Inc.

Spraying Systems Co.

Standard Tools & Equipment Company

Steelman Industries, Inc.

Sugor Powder Coatings Co., Ltd.

Swan Chemical Inc.

TDC Filter Manufacturing, Inc.

Therma-Tron-X, Inc.

Thermo Material Characterization

The Thermoclad Company

Three I Engineering, Inc.

Tiger Drylac U.S.A., Inc.

Tiger-Vac Inc. (USA)

Trimac Industries, LLC

Uni-Spray Systems Inc.



Vitracoat Pinturas En Polvo

Vogel Lubrication, Inc.


Wagner Systems Inc.

Jervis B. Webb Co.

White Knight Engineered Products