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issue: August 2007 APPLIANCE Magazine

Exhibition
FIN-X ’07


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FIN-X ’07 is the international conference and expo for industrial finishers, scheduled for September 17–20, 2007, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN, U.S.

The FIN-X conference includes more than 55 technical presentations in 25 different sessions. Expo exhibitors provide products and services to industrial finishers.

New to this year’s expo is a finishing demonstration lab where conference attendees can get hands-on experience spraying powder coatings and using the VirtualPaint training system for simulation of liquid finishing. Also new is a technical session on powder coating conducted completely in Spanish. The keynote address will come from author Mike Collins, focusing on “Saving American Manufacturing.”

Below is the Schedule of Events and Exhibitors list for FIN-X ’07. For more information visit the event Web site at www.fin-xshow.com.

Schedule of Events

(Please check the Web site for updates)

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

9:00 A.M.–6:00 PM: Registration open

Conference Sessions

2:00–5:00 P.M.: Introducción al Recubrimiento de Polvo en Español (session conducted in Spanish)

2:00–5:00 P.M.: Custom Coaters: Diversifying Your Business

2:00–5:00 P.M.: Fundamentals of Porcelain Enamel

2:00–5:00 P.M.: Running Efficient Batch Systems

8:30 P.M.: Monday Night Football Party in the Colts Touchdown Club—Proceeds benefit the New Orleans Math & Science High School still recovering from Hurricane Katrina.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

7:30 A.M.–6:00 P.M.: Registration open

10:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.: Expo open

8:30 A.M.–Noon: Conference sessions

8:30–9:30 A.M.: KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Saving American Manufacturing, Mike Collins, MPC Management

9:30–Noon: Finishing Around the World

9:30–Noon: Finishing Quality

9:30–Noon: Troubleshooting Skills

9:30–Noon: System Considerations for Electrocoating

9:30–Noon: Finishing State-of-the-Art, including Powder Coating Application Equipment, Liquid Coating Application Equipment: Not Your Father’s Finishing Equipment, Pretreatment

5:45 P.M.: Prize giveaways

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19

7:00 A.M.: 5K Run/Walk

7:30 A.M.–6:00 P.M.: Registration open

10:00 A.M.–6:00 P.M.: Expo open

8:30 A.M.–4:00 P.M.: Conference sessions

9:00–11:00 A.M.: UV Curing Today

9:00 A.M.–Noon: Compliant Metal Finishing—Part I: Powder Coatings 2007—State of the Art; DIP Conversion Coatings Creating Excitement in Finishing; What’s Going On with Pretreatments—“Chrome Free,” “Phosphate Free,” “Dry-In-Place”; Paint System Equipment Upgrades for Environmental Compliance (NOTE: This session continues as Session 16, Compliant Metal Finishing: Part II on Wednesday afternoon)

9:00 A.M.–Noon: Best Practices: Cost Reductions: Steel Defects, Powder Color Change: Fast and Getting Faster, Increasing First Time Quality and Cost Savings by Reducing Dirt Defects

9:00 A.M.–Noon: Electrocoating Today: Common Coating Defects, Outsourcing Options for Finishing, Improving Finishing Process Performance, Powder or Liquid Over E-Coat

9:00 A.M.–Noon: The Ins and Outs of IR and IR Applications

1:00–3:15 P.M.: Emerging Technologies—15-minute presentations discussing commercial products that are new to the finishing marketplace: Virtual Paint Training System, Pulse Power II—The Next Generation in Powder Application Technology, Open Air Plasma Treatment for Improved Coating Adhesion, VIPIR Pretreatment Systems, Improved Transfer Efficiency with Application Technology, New Conversion Coating Technologies, Flexibility in Liquid Robotic Applicators, Nonphosphorus Silane Treatments, Clingier Is Better: An Innovation for Batch Pretreatment

1:00–3:30 P.M.: Compliant Metal Finishing—Part II: Vehicle End-of-Life Legislation, Liquid Coatings: The Past, Present, and Future, Choosing Your Best Coating Solution for Aluminum Extrusions

1:00–3:30 P.M.: Curing: Everything You Need to Know

1:00–4:00 P.M.: Advanced Troubleshooting

1:00–4:00 P.M.: Porcelain Enamel Today: What Is Porcelain Enamel?, New Porcelain Application Technique, Product Design, Validation, and Launch: Getting It Right the First Time

5:45 P.M.: Prize giveaways

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

7:30 A.M.–2:00 P.M.: Registration open

10:00 A.M.–2:00 P.M.: Expo open

1:45 P.M.: Grand prize giveaways

9:00 A.M.–Noon: Technical conference sessions

8:30–11:30 A.M.: Running an Economical Powder Coating System—Hands-on Session

8:30–11:30 A.M.: Pretreatment General Session

8:30–11:30 A.M.: The Business of Finishing: Last Painter Standing: Huffy Bicycle, American Success Story, The Purchasing Process

8:30–11:30 A.M.: Stripping: Best Practices in Parts Stripping, Mechanical Paint Stripping

8:30–11:30 A.M.: Energy: A Hot Topic: Energy Considerations: Building a Case Study, Calculating Energy Costs

2:00–6:00 P.M.: Schafer Powder Coating Plant Tour

FIN-X ’07 Exhibitors

(current at press time—check Web site for updates)

ACE Equipment Co.
ACT Test Panels Inc.
Appliance Magazine
Automatic Systems Inc.
Bethel Engineering and Equipment Inc.
BEX Spray Nozzles Inc.
Bulk Chemicals Inc.
Calvary Industries Inc.
Can-Am Engineered Products Inc.
Caplugs/Niagara Caps & Plugs
Carpenter Chemicals LC
Challenge Inc.
Chemco Mfg. Co. Inc.
Chemetall Oakite
Chemical Coaters Association International
Clearclad Coatings
Col-Met Spray Booths Inc.
Coral Chemical Co.
Datapaq Inc.
DeFelsko Corp.
Diamond Vogel Paints
DriQuik Div.— CCI Thermal Technologies Inc.
DuBois Chemicals
Dux Area Inc.
Echo Engineering & Production Supplies Inc.
EIC Group Inc.
Elcometer Inc.
Electro-Steam Generator Corp.
The Electrocoat Association
Elektro-Physik USA Inc.
EPSI
Exel Industrial
EZ Environmental Solutions Corp.
Finishing Machine Inc.
Finishing Today Magazine
Fischer Technology Inc.
Fostoria Industries Inc.
Galaxy Associates Inc.
GE Water & Process Technologies
General Fabrications Corp.
GF Piping Systems
Global Finishing Solutions LLC
Graco Inc.
Great Lakes Pump & Supply
Greenote IPC
Guspro Inc.
Henkel
Hentzen Coatings Inc.
Herr Industrial Inc.
The Hilliard Corp.
Houghton Metal Finishing
HunterLab
Infrared Equipment Div.—IHEA
Keppel Seghers Inc.
KMI Systems Inc.
George Koch Sons LLC
Kolene Corp.
Lauyans & Company, Inc.
LDPI Lighting
Lubrication Service and Systems Inc.
MacLellan Integrated Services
Magic Rack/Production Plus Corp.
Markal
Metal Finishing Magazine
MetoKote Corp.
Midwest Finishing Systems Inc.
Mighty Hook Inc.
Mighty Lube Systematic Lubrication
Motoman Inc.
Nalco Co.
Nilfisk-Advance America Inc.
Northern Coatings & Chemicals
Parker Ionics
Phosphatizing Equipment Mfg. Inc.
Pneu-Mech Systems Mfg. LLC
Pollution Control Products Co.
Porcelain Enamel Institute Inc.
Powder Coating Magazine
PPG TrueFinishing Industrial Coatings
Precision Quincy Corp.
Process Heating Magazine
Process Thermal Dynamics Inc.
Products Finishing Magazine
Raabe Co.
Rapid Engineering
Richards-Wilcox Inc.
Riveer Environmental
Rotobend Div., Mid-Minn. Wire
SanLe International Industrial Ltd.
Serfilco Ltd.
Shanghai Creative Laminates Co., Ltd.
Shercon Inc.
Spraying Systems Co.
Spraymation Inc.
Steelman Industries
System Technologies Inc.
Team Industrial Services
TDC Filter—Midwesco
Three I Engineering Inc.
Tomatec Trimac Industries LLC
Uni-Spray Systems Inc.
Wagner Industrial Solutions
Jervis B. Webb Co.
Wheelabrator Group

 

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