Start date: Oct 25, 2023, 11:00am ET
Description: Iron phosphate has long been the workhorse (or go-to) pretreatment process for the powder coating industry. With many process options to choose from spray wand to 7 stage. They provide excellent paint adhesion, superior bonding and salt spray hours. Zirconium conversion coatings provide advanced bonding and anti-corrosion treatment for all metals. They are formulated to replace conventional iron or zinc phosphate products in pretreatment applications with environmental, energy and wastewater treatment advantages. During this lively debate, our experts will help you decide which process will pack the bigger pretreatment punch for you – or will it be a combination of both?
- Advantages and disadvantages of each application type
- Optimizing your process for reducing chemical consumption and cost
- Regulatory issues to be aware of
Larry Ensley, Director of Technical Applications Larry is a graduate of North Greenville University and oversees Hubbard Hall's technical service team and lab operations. He has extensive experience in the chemical industry and has been with the organization for almost 30 years, successfully guiding his technical team. Larry is the acting product manager for AquaStrip and MetalGuard product lines.
Mark Miller, Sales/Technical Service
Mark has 23 years of experience in pretreatment, with a focus on phosphate and zirconium conversion coatings. He has extensive expertise in helping customers improve their quality and process efficiencies.
Connor Callais, Technical Applications Specialist
Connor joined Hubbard-Hall as an application specialist in 2019. He is a graduate of Wofford College with a bachelor's degree in applied mathematics. Connor spent a year at the University of South Carolina studying physical chemistry and in research working with synthetic techniques for RAFT polymerization of nanocomposites. Connor enjoys working with a variety of applications including metal coloring, pre-treatment, corrosion protection and aqueous cleaning.