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North American Powder Coating Productions Expected to Increase in 2014-15

MONTGOMERY, Texas, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Powder Coating Institute's (PCI) upcoming Powder Coating Show will focus solely on an environmentally friendly coating technology that has steadily grown in production and consumption over the last five years.

"In North America alone, thermoset powder coatings production increased from 450 million pounds in 2009 to 562 million pounds produced in 2013," reported Dave Lurie, PCI Executive Director.  "We can expect another 4-5% increase in powder coating production over the course of this year," he added.

World-wide production of powder coating totals about 3.4 billion pounds.  Although consumption in North America is only about 22%, PCI projects this number will increase over the next few years.

Powder coating is a dry finishing process that has become extremely popular since its introduction in North America over 40 years ago.  Representing over 15% of the total industrial finishing market, powder is used on a wide array of products. More and more companies specify powder coatings for a high-quality, durable finish, allowing for maximized production, improved efficiencies, and simplified environmental compliance.  Used as functional (protective) and decorative finishes, powder coatings are available in an almost limitless range of colors and textures, and technological advancements have resulted in excellent performance properties.

PCI encourages manufacturers and custom coaters interested in building their powder coating operations to attend the  2014 Powder Coating Show.  Attendees will discover all the benefits of powder coating through numerous technical sessions, exhibits and industry networking functions.

About the Powder Coating Show

Brought to you by The Powder Coating Institute, the 2014 POWDER COATING show is the ONLY tradeshow solely dedicated to the Powder Coating Industry in North America!  Proudly recognized as the leading resource for technical and applied technology forums as well as new product innovations and developments, it is the single best opportunity to meet and interact with leading professionals in the powder coating industry.  Composed of more than 44 hours of technical training and 100 exhibits, the show will be held September 16-18, 2014, at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind., and is open to anyone currently using powder coating technology as well as those simply interested in learning about its benefits.

For complete conference details, please visit: www.powdercoatingshow.com.

Show Management Contact:

Tonya Farmer
Phone: 936-597-5060
Email: [email protected]

SOURCE Powder Coating Institute

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