With POWDER COATING 2006 just a few weeks away, this handy overview can help you plan your schedule.

Photo courtesy of the Indiana Convention and Visitors Association.

Finishers from a broad range of industries are expected to flock to the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis September 18-21 for POWDER COATING 2006, the conference and trade show designed to educate the end user on the value of a powder coated finish, how to improve products with powder coatings, and how to make manufacturing operations more productive and profitable.

The event will open with a conference program starting on Monday afternoon, September 18, which will include an introduction to powder coating, titled "Follow the Yellow Brick Road," as well as a custom coaters roundtable. Tuesday's conference sessions will cover powder coating aluminum extrusions, pretreating, energy savings, and outsourcing vs. in-house production.

Wednesday's conference sessions will be divided into three separate tracks. Track I will include presentations on adding e-coat to an existing powder line, developing a preventative maintenance plan, designing a powder environmental room, using powder coatings for wire fabrication, and developing active antibacterial powder coatings. Track II will cover topics such as job shop powder coating, ceramic oven panels, rack cleanliness and high-temperature-resistant powder coatings, while Track III will address gun movement technology, automated controllers, plastic media, powder curing and aluminum finishing. Conference sessions on Thursday will cover the topics of fast color change, heat-sensitive substrates, third party liquid to powder conversion, and curing.

The exhibition will open on Tuesday morning, September 19 and will conclude on Thursday afternoon along with the conference. This year's exhibition will cover more than 140,000 square feet of exhibit space occupied by nearly 200 exhibitors showcasing powder coating-related products and services. (See p. 23 for a preliminary list of exhibitors.) No conference sessions have been scheduled for Tuesday afternoon to allow attendees more to walk the show floor and see powder coating systems in operation.

Attendees to POWDER COATING 2006 get a bonus this year. The Electrical Manufacturing Expo (EME) will be held in the Indiana Convention Center alongside POWDER COATING 2006. Sponsored by the Electrical Manufacturing & Coil Winding Association, this event will focus on the design and manufacture of wound electrical components and finished electrical parts.

For additional information, including details on registration, hotel reservations and related show activities, visit www.pcishow.com .

Turn to p. 24 for a comprehensive Indianapolis Dining Guide to help you make the most of your time networking during your stay in Indianapolis.


Tuesday, September 19 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Wednesday, September 20 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Thursday, September 21 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Monday, September 18 2 - 5 p.m.

Tuesday, September 19 9 a.m. - noon

Wednesday, September 20 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Thursday, September 21 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

POWDER COATING 2006 Exhibitors and Booth Numbers*

ACE Equipment Co. 1400

ACT Test Panels Inc. 509

Akzo Nobel Coatings, Inc. 339

Alabama Washer & Oven Co., Inc. 407

Alliance Plastics 433

Amariko Software, LLC 505

AP Conveyor Corp. 1404

Appliance Magazine 1002

Argon Masking Corp. 508

Arkema Inc. 1333

Associated Rack Corp. 909

Atomized Powder Coatings, LLC 434

Atotech USA, Inc. 1227

Automatic Systems Inc. 801

B & P Process Equipment 607

Baker Perkins Ltd. 309

Becker Powder Coatings, Inc. 533

Benda-Lutz Corp. 1029

Bethel Engineering and Equipment, Inc. 901

BEX Inc. 506

Blasdel Enterprises, Inc. 1233

Bulk Chemicals, Inc. 1224

Calvary Industries Inc. 1129

Caplugs/Niagara Caps & Plugs 1206

Cardinal Industrial Finishes 1010

Carpenter Chemicals, LC 1309

Castrol Industrial North America Inc. 610

Catalytic Industrial Systems 911

CCI Thermal Technologies Inc. 209

Challenge Inc. 904

Chemco Mfg. Co. Inc. 1033

Chemetall Oakite 627

Chemical Coaters Assoc. Intl. 903

Cincinnati Industrial Machinery 804

Coatings Magazine 1200

Col-Met Spray Booths, Inc. 333

Coral Chemical Co. 604

Custom Aerosol Packaging 1323

Custom Fabricating & Supplies 1228

Custom-Pak Products, Inc. 735

Datapaq, Inc. 811

DeFelsko Corp. 1110

Deimco Finishing Equipment 1209

Diamond Vogel Paints 326

DuBois Chemicals 217

DuPont Powder Coatings 417

Eaton Fabricating Co., Inc. 1004

Echo Engineering & Production Supplies, Inc. 908

Eclipse, Inc. 1126

Elcometer Inc. 829

Electro Steam Generator Corp. 1412

EPSI 1132

Erie Powder Coatings Inc. 729

Finishing Technology Inc. 639

Finishing Today magazine 511

Fischer Technology Inc. 809

Fostoria Industries, Inc. 501

Fremont Industrial, Div. of Galaxy Associates 427

General Fabrications Corp. 322

Global Finishing Solutions LLC 1025

Goodway Technologies 1008

Guspro Inc. 504

Henkel 1001

Herr Industrial, Inc. 835

Hilliard Corp., The 727

Houghton Metal Finishing 301

Industrial Air Solutions, Inc. 1311

Ingersoll-Rand Energy Systems 1501

Innotek Powder Coatings, LLC 805

Innovative Industries 1225

International Thermal Systems, LLC 527

ITW BGK Finishing Systems 823

ITW Gema 917

IWRC - LaserPaint 413

Keppel Seghers Inc. 304

Kinetico Inc. 325

KMI Systems Inc. 826

Koch Sons, LLC, George 925

Kolene Corp. 1011

Lubrication Service and Systems, Inc. 808

Lubriquip, Inc. 1124

Luster-On Products, Inc. 528

Madison Chemical Co. Inc. 1109

Magic Rack/Production Plus Corp. 410

Maxi-Blast, Inc. 311

Metal Finishing Magazine 605

Microtrac Inc. 1329

Mid-Minnesota Wire 526

Midwest Finishing Systems, Inc. 931

Mighty Hook Inc. 300

Mighty Lube Systematic Lubrication 400

Mocap, Inc. 334

MS Powder Systems, Inc. 539

Myr Industries, Inc., A.B. 641

Nalco Co. 1117

Newpac Finishing 1135

Nilfisk-Advance America, Inc. 1125

Nordson Corp. 617

Oxford Instruments Coating Measurement 834

Pacline Overhead Conveyors 101

Phosphatizing Equipment Mfg. Inc. 1105

Pneu-Mech Systems Mfg. LLC 532

Pollution Control Products Co. 706

Powder Coating 800

Powder Coating Consultants 704

Powder Coating Institute, The 701

Powder Process Systems 307

Powder-X Coating Systems, Inc. 1401

PPG True Finish 618

Precision Quincy Corp. 611

Pressure Island 1143

Prism Powder Coatings Ltd. 510

Process Heating magazine 738

Products Finishing magazine 1101

Protech Chemicals Ltd./Oxyplast 1201

Protectaire Finishing Systems 1411

Raabe Company 1210

Ramseier USA Technologies 741

Rapid Engineering 740

Rapid Industries, Inc. 1325

Republic Blower Systems 737

Richards-Wilcox, Inc. 1202

Rohm & Haas Powder Coating 939

Shercon, Inc. 1316

Silberline Mfg. Co., Inc. 1111

Spraying Systems Co. 1408

Start International 1312

Steelman Industries, Inc. 1417

TDC Filter Manufacturing, Inc. 404

Three I Engineering, Inc. 409

Tiger-Vac Inc. (USA) 1416

Trimac Industries, LLC 637

Uni-Spray Systems Inc. 406

Unimin Specialty Minerals Inc. 1324

Vac-U-Max 401

Vitracoat America Inc. 711

Vorti-Siv 405

Vulcan Catalytic Systems 841

Wagner Systems Inc. 317

Webb Co., Jervis B. 626

Wheelabrator Group 1232

Yantai Lingyu Powder Machinery Co., Ltd. 1308

Yoshimoto Coating Equipment Co., Ltd. 1113