Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing


February 10, 2023



PCI 2023 Board of DirectorsThe Powder Coating Institute (PCI) recently announced its 2023 Board of Directors and Executive Officers. PCI values the support of its member companies and is very fortunate to have the leadership of the following individuals:
President: Shelley Verdun, business manager, powder coatings – Americas region, PPG
Vice-president: Tom Whalen, vice president sales & marketing, TCI Powder Coatings
Secretary/Treasurer: Bob Cregg, business director North America, Covestro Coating Resins, Inc.
Past President: Chris Merritt, vice president of Gema North America, Gema USA, Inc.

“I am looking forward to working with the 2023 PCI Board of Directors on our mission to promote and grow the powder coating market,” said Kevin Coursin, PCI executive director. “We are lucky to have three past board members who have been re-elected and one brand-new board member. Their guidance and planning for improving all the PCI programs and initiatives will be greatly appreciated.”

As the newly elected board member, Tabitha McLeish, global marketing director-powder, general industrial coatings, Sherwin-Williams Company, said, “I am very excited for the opportunity to share my passion about powder, help bring together powder coating industry professionals to exchange ideas and develop solutions, and contribute to PCI’s mission of communicating the sustainability, durability, and cost-efficiency benefits of powder coating technology to the industry.”

Continuing their commitment on the PCI Board of Directors for 2023, the following individuals provide support and service to benefit the powder coating industry on every level: David Flatten, president and CEO, Inland Powder Coating; Teddy Piepkow, Central US & Canada powder sales manager, Nordson Corporation; Marty Sawyer, CEO, Trimac Industrial Systems, LLC; John Sudges, sales manager, Midwest Finishing Systems, Inc.; Mike Withers, architectural segment leader, Axalta Coating Systems; and Mark Ziehm, senior technology manager, Henkel Corporation.

Feature Video: Turn Your Smart Phone into a Virtual Inspection Instrument

CFCM BM Colour Trends 2023 400This video by DeFelsko highlights the benefits of the PosiTector SmartLink when paired with a PosiTector 6000, DPM, SPG, or RTR H probe. Turn your Apple or Android device into a multi-functional, virtual inspection instrument and take advantage of powerful smartphone features.

DeFelsko has also recently launched a new gloss meter for the PosiTector.

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CFCM slingpsychrometer 400Paul N. Gardner USA, global distributors, producers, and designers of quality physical and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings, and related industries, has introduced a new offering: The compact, portable Sling Psychrometer.

As an easy way to measure relative humidity levels quickly, this uniquely compact Bacharach Sling Psychrometer accurately determines per cent relative humidity without the necessity of consulting complex tables. There is no need to wet the wick each time a reading is taken, and it contains a slide rule calculator which correlates wet and dry bulb thermometer indications for direct reading of relative humidity. When not in use, the thermometer case telescopes into the handle for protection.

The Sling Psychrometer consists of two thermometers that are turned by vigorously swinging the handle and exposing the thermometers to rapid air movement. These two thermometers are called dry bulb and wet bulb. The bulb of one thermometer is placed in direct contact with the room air to measure dry-bulb air temperature. The bulb of the other thermometer is covered with a silk or muslin sleeve that is kept moist to record the wet bulb temperature. Evaporation cools the wet bulb more than the dry bulb, and the humidity is obtained as a function of change in temperature. The atmospheric humidity is determined by calculations, steam tables, or using a psychrometric chart.  

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