Thursday, June 16, 2022

TCI’s TruDurance Certified Applicator Program

TCI’s TruDurance Certified Applicator Program is one of the most extensive and comprehensive auditing programs in the powder coating industry. Our field technicians are trained to evaluate all aspects of a powder coating operation to determine whether the customer can meet AAMA 2604 and/or 2605 requirements. During the audit, we run a variety of tests to assess how our powders perform in the process. Furthermore, we conduct annual audits to ensure the process parameters have not changed without notification and provide AAMA recertifications every two years.

A TCI TruDurance certification represents quality in your application process and consistent results. It utilizes TCI's industry leading AAMA 2604 and 2605 powder formulations. This program is a way to celebrate your efforts, stand apart from other coaters, and give customers confidence in your process. Aside from a framed certification, banners and plaques are also available upon completion for you to proudly showcase this achievement. If you are interested in becoming certified or learning more, reach out to our Strategic Segment Manager, Eugene Schneider, at

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Benefits of Fast Cure Products

TCI's formulation lab uses innovative technology to enhance the economic and environmental benefits of our offerings. One way we do that is by offering fast cure technology. The benefits of these cures include: 

1) Energy Savings: Increased line speeds = reduced manufacturing hours

2) Maximized Output Profit: By coating more parts in the same amount of time, the manufacturing costs  is lowered improving the profit margin per part

3) Eliminate bottlenecks associated with cure time/temperature restraints of the power application/cure process

4) Reduced carbon footprint in combination with reduced operating hours

The faster you can cure, the less you need to run the cure oven, and the greener your powder coating process will be. 

Discover our stock Fast Cure (FC) product offerings on our color card here:

Monday, June 22, 2020

New TruDurance™ Architectural Color Card

After extensive market research and feedback from our customers, TCI decided it was time to re-vamp our architectural TruDurance Color Card. A key part of our business is to continually innovate and enhance our product offerings, and this card is a reflection of that effort.

You may ask yourself, what is different about this card compared to the last? The answer is, a lot!

·      Outside Cover Now Green!-  To differentiate from our Stock Color Card and also represent the environmentally friendly qualities of our coatings

·      Refined Product Choices- To focus in on the best and not overwhelm you with options. Less colors also meant bigger color chips, allowing you a better understanding of what the colors really look like

·      New Categories- Metallics, Solids, Anodized and Textures

·      New Options- All the colors on this card are available in AAMA 2604 and 2605 quality, they can also come in TGIC-free chemistry upon request

·      Improved Quality: All products on the new card have been formulated to have improved mar resistance and over-bake stability

If you have any questions, please reach out to your TCI Sales Representative or feel free to contact us here:

To see the digital version of our TruDurance Color Card click here:

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Simple 4 Steps to Color Match

Quite often powder coaters will need custom made to order products with unique glosses/textures and colors. TCI has matched just about any color under the sun and would be happy to match yours today. We have even simplified the process into 4 easy to follow steps.

If you have a color to get matched;

First- Email your TCI Sales Representative
-       State all the details of the color you would like to have matched

Second- Ship the Standard
-       Ship color target standard to TCI in Americus, GA. Ideally this is in the form of a painted metal piece such as a chip or a panel

Third- Approve the Match
-       Our state-of-the-art innovation center can have your color matched and sent back for you to approve

Lastly- Place the Order
-       Confirm the amount desired with your sales representative, they will then send the order to our manufacturing plant where we can have it produced in as little as 5-7 business days.

It is as easy as that!
For more information on color matching reach out to your TCI sales representative or contact us at

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Fabtech 2019

Fabtech is always an exciting and electrifying show, and this year in Chicago was no different. The event attendees totaled over 48,000 from 95 different countries. TCI utilized the same booth we did last year, a 20’ x 20’ space with graphics highlighting our values: innovation, service and performance, and also our 7 core markets. This year we brought TCI product literature such as stock color cards, case studies and RAL Decks. We also used this opportunity to launch our new high-performance FenceCoat Gen II platform and highlighted it with various fence parts coated in popular architectural colors. Other powder coated parts we displayed included domes and speed shapes. The bright colors and variety of textures on these pieces brought much attention and people were intrigued by all the options that powder coatings can offer.

Our favorite part of the show was getting the opportunity to chat with attendees and the other exhibitors involved in the Finishing Market. It is always interesting to learn about the new technologies being developed and it gets us excited for the future of our business. The last day of the event was student day, where local high schoolers got to walk the exhibit floor. We enjoyed being able to educate the next generation on all aspects of powder coatings.

All together Fabtech was a great networking and business growth opportunity.  We interacted with people from around the world, shared our knowledge and new product innovations, and got to learn more about developments taking place in our industry. We can’t wait to do it all again next year in Vegas!

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

TCI Welcomes Nina Miriani!

TCI is excited to welcome Nina Mirani as our new Quality Assurance Manager. In this position she will be responsible for ensuring the continuous improvement of internal processes within TCI’s quality management system. With almost 7 years of QA experience in the coatings industry, multiple ISO certifications and project management training, we know she has all the qualifications to succeed in the position.

Nina stated that she is most excited to be a part of the culture and atmosphere that comes from a smaller sized company. She feels that TCI will provide an environment of growth as she is given the chance to work with others that are highly knowledgeable in their departments. As Quality Assurance Manager, Nina is eager to impact change and solve challenges in the quality processes to further enhance the value TCI provides to its customers.

Nina Mirani grew up in South America but moved to the states when she was 15 years old. She has a big heart for animals and had previously fostered them when she had the chance. She has a love for trying new things, and a spirit of adventure as her family has owned sports cars that they take to the tracks or out for joyrides through the Smokey Mountains! Nina, we are very excited to have you join our TCI family.