Thursday, January 26, 2017

Cheers to a Classic Color: Champagne!

Cheers to the new year, and to this calming, classic color. An ideal choice for indoor applications such as display racks, shelving, office furniture, and lighting fixtures that need a nickel or champagne hue. Give your products a traditional and timeless feel.

For more information on TCI Powder Coatings’ powder coating lines, visit our website here.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Jim Harvey joins the Quality Group!

Jim Harvey joined the Quality Group in January! In his career, he has worked for Honda and Kia in the paint quality departments, testing and resolving paint quality issues. Jim was also a technical service representative at BASF working with their customers to ensure their systems were in top working order. We look forward to seeing Jim use his management and painting application experience to be a major contributor to the TCI Quality group! Congratulations and welcome to the TCI family, Jim!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Playground Equipment Powder Coatings

In need of playground equipment coatings? TCI Powder Coatings offers a wide variety of coating options specially designed to meet your needs.

Playground equipment needs to survive wear and tear and consistent usage, as well as seasonally harsh weather. Additionally, equipment should be colorful, bright, and welcoming. Our coatings are made to withstand several different environments, providing durability and resistance to weathering. Contact a TCI representative today to speak about coatings for your shop’s needs.

To find out more about these coatings, visit the TCI website here.

Monday, January 16, 2017

A Farewell to Retiring Employee, Mark McCallister

We would like to wish the best of luck to Mark McCallister, an employee retiring from the TCI family. Throughout his 25 years at TCI, Mark has been Lead Mixer in our large batch plant, has run the lab extruders, and has manned buss extruders. Mr. McCallister is “going to take it one day at a time” during his retirement. We send our thanks to Mark for all of his hard work and dedication, as well as contributions to our company. Now, sit back and relax Mark! You deserve it.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Congratulations Ashley Way!

Congratulations Ashley Way! Ashley and her husband Sam recently adopted 4 children (2 girls and 2 boys) and now Ashley is expecting a girl! To welcome Ashley and Sam’s newest addition, we held a baby shower to celebrate at our Ellaville office! Best of luck to you Ashley.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Benefits Series: Production

There are several production benefits of powder coating. Generally, powder is readily available and usable from the start without the necessity of mixing the powder with solvents or other materials. Powder is also extremely flexible; non-metallic surfaces can be coated, and the range of materials that can be coated is increasing because of advancements in lower bake technologies. This wide range of materials to coat is accompanied by a large scope of coatings, colors, and effects to choose from. From highly functional to supremely decorative, you can find a coating to suit almost any need. Coatings also range in film thickness that can be easily controlled and altered to suit a specific material.

Probably one of the most known production benefits is the reduction of processing time. There is no necessary period of flash off because there is no solvent. Contributing even more to this reduction of time, the powder-coated products are cured within 20 minutes of leaving the oven. These coated products can also be used right away, even when they are too hot to touch, leaving you worry free about ruining the finish and with extra time to focus on important business items. With correct application, powders create an almost perfectly smooth coat, while other finishes tend to run, drip, and chip in the process.

The last production benefit we will touch on is the reduction of energy requirements. There is no energy required to evaporate a solvent or evacuate it from the oven. Plus, the oven stays clean, requiring minimal cleanup.