Coatings Trends & Technologies Summit presented by Paint & Coatings Magazine
Martin Powell

Martin Powell
Technical Systems Specialist
Carlisle Fluid Technologies

Martin (Marty) Powell has 38 years of experience in the finishing industry. Experience covers; sales/installation of equipment, design and layout of turnkey finishing systems; spray booths, ovens for pharmaceutical – heat treating – finishing, pumping equipment, conveyors and the auxiliary equipment associated with these systems. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a Minor in International Management, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing,  He has been published in several trade journals and speaks at trade shows and various association meetings on code compliance, safety, powder coating, wood finishing, and other product finishing equipment. He is currently in Technical System Sales for Carlisle Fluid Technologies.

Atomization of Liquid Coatings
Finish quality is basically determined by the breaking up – atomization – of liquid coatings into smaller droplets. This atomization determines how the coating will flow out – flatten into a finish quality that is the acceptable finish to your customer and product market. This presentation will describe all the current forms of atomization, the transfer efficiency of the selected atomization, and the equipment currently used in the various markets today. From basic forms to the most sophisticated methods and the relevant industries where finishes and methods are used. Also described will be the forms of control that can be fitted to the finish quality and atomization selected. This is a relevant topic for any company applying wet paints and coatings as well as the coatings suppliers.