Plan to Attend.Technical Conference› Powder Coating 101 Workshop› Educational Sessions› Tabletop Exhibits› Networking Opportunities› Custom Coater ForumMarch 27 - 31, 2017JW Marriott Indianapolis,

PCI’s POWDER COATING 2017 TechnicalConference Returns to IndianapolisEVENT DETAILSLocationJW Marriott Indianapolis10 S West St, Indianapolis, IN 46204DatesMarch 27-31, 2017EventsThe Powder Coating Institute (PCI) will host itsPOWDER COATING 2017 Technical Conferencefrom March 27-31, at the JW Marriott in downtownIndianapolis, Indiana. Long known as the event where theindustry gathers to discuss all things powder coating, PCIis devoting an entire week to powder coating education,hands-on training, tabletop exhibits and networking withindustry peers.The event begins with PCI’spopular Powder Coating 101:Basic Essentials Workshop, offeredMonday and Tuesday, March 27& 28. The workshop includesclassroom instruction basedon PCI’s Powder Coating: TheComplete Finisher’s Handbook, anevening reception where attendeescan interact with workshoppresenters & other attendees, anda trip to PPG Industries’ powderfacility to experience hands-ondemonstrations.The technical conference sessionstake place on Wednesday andThursday, March 29 & 30, withgeneral sessions each morning,followed by more than 15 breakoutsessions. There will be a tabletopexhibition with a reception thefirst evening, along with hospitalitysalons sponsored by PCI members.This event offers the perfect balanceof education and networking for allpowder coating professionals.To round out the week of powdercoating events, PCI will conductits Custom Coater Forum onThursday and Friday, March 30 &31. The program is created basedon the needs of our Custom Coatermembers. The forum allows forvaluable interaction among customcoaters while they pick up plenty ofgreat tips and information that canpositively impact their business.Don’t miss this great opportunityto learn from the best in the powdercoating industry. Representativesfrom manufacturing OEMs andcustom coaters who apply powdercoating and other industrial finisheswill be attending this five-day event.PCI Members receive a discounton registration fees, and early birdpricing for the Technical Conferenceand Custom Coater Forum willbe in effect until February 27.For more details on conferencesessions and registration, and forthe most up-to-date list of tabletopexhibitors, visit 27 & 28:Powder Coating 101 WorkshopMarch 29 & 30:Technical Conference and Tabletop ExhibitionMarch 30 & 31:PCI Custom Coater ForumEvent the event website regularly fornew exhibitors, sponsors and updatedregistration details.HotelsPCI has made arrangements for adiscounted group rate at two Indianapolishotels. To make reservations, go to theevent website and click on HOTEL &TRAVEL. You will find a link to make areservation directly with the hotel. Youmust go through our link to receive thediscounted rates.JW Marriott Indianapolis 199/night taxFairfield Inn and Suites IndianapolisDowntown 149/night taxThe hotel cutoff date for reservations atour discounted rates is Feb. 27, 2017. Werecommend you make your reservation assoon as possible.Please book your hotel within one of ourhotel blocks as listed above. This enablesus to keep costs as low as possible forattendees, speakers and exhibitors

Technical ConferencePowder Coating 101 WorkshopTechnical ConferenceCustom Coater ForumMonday, March 27 & Tuesday, March 28Wednesday, March 29 & Thursday, March 30Thursday, March 30 & Friday, March 31PCI’s Powder Coating 101: BasicEssentials with Lab workshop is anintroduction to powder coating thatfocuses on materials, application,reclamation, testing & evaluation,quality control, the manufacturingprocess, and much more. You willgain knowledge of powder coatingsand the powder coating process fromexpert industry speakers as well ashave the opportunity to network withspeakers and other attendees during thereception. This PCI training workshopis unbiased and commercial-free.PCI’s Powder Coating 2017 TechnicalConference will offer two full daysof educational programming, withboth general sessions and in-depthbreakouts. Industry experts offerpresentations covering topics frommaterials to application equipmentand pretreatment to curing in a noncommercial setting.PCI’s Custom Coater Forum isdesigned to provide custom coatersthe opportunity to network, hearpresentations on timely issuesimportant to their business andparticipate in roundtable discussionsthat allow for the sharing ofinformation.Transportation to PPG’s facility for the labportion of the workshop will be provided.The event will open on Thursdayevening with a social networking eventand continue on Friday with a full dayof presentations and discussions.A tabletop exhibition and networkingopportunities will allow attendeesthe chance to speak one-on-onewith suppliers and learn more aboutthe latest innovations in the powdercoating market.Schedule of EventsMONDAY, MARCH 27POWDER COATING 101 Workshop1:00 – 5:00 PMPowder Coating 101:Basic Essentials with Lab Workshop5:00 – 6:00 PMPowder Coating 101Reception for Workshop AttendeesTUESDAY, MARCH 28POWDER COATING 101 Workshop8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Powder Coating 101Basic Essentials with Lab WorkshopWEDNESDAY, MARCH 29POWDER COATING 2017 Technical Conference8:00 – 9:15 AMGeneral Session9:30 – 11:30 AMBreakout SessionsTHURSDAY, MARCH 30POWDER COATING 2017 Technical Conference andPCI Custom Coater Forum8:00 – 9:30 AMGeneral Session9:45 – 11:45 AMBreakout SessionsNoon – 1:15 PMLunch and Tabletop Exhibits1:15 – 2:45 PMBreakout Sessions2:45 PMTechnical Conference Concludes3:00 – 6:30 PMPlant Tour of Toyota Industrial Equipment7:00 – 8:30 PMPCI Custom Coater Forum Evening EventFRIDAY, MARCH 31PCI Custom Coater Forum8:00 – 11:45 AM General Session11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Lunch and Tabletop ExhibitsNoon – 1:00 PMLunch1:30 – 3:00 PMBreakout Sessions1:00 – 4:00 PMGeneral Session & Round Table Discussions3:15 – 4:45 PMBreakout Sessions5:00 – 8:00 PMTabletop Exhibits & Reception4:00 PMCustom Coater Forum Concludes5:00 – 9:00 PMHospitality Salons OpenRegister now

Tabletop Exhibitors (as of December 22, 2016)Aal ChemACT Test PanelsBCI Surface Technologies, BulkChemicals, Inc.Blasdel Enterprises, Inc.Canadian Finishing & Coatings MagazineCarlisle Fluid TechnologiesCaplugsChemical Coaters Association Int’lChemetall US, Inc.Col-Met Engineered Finishing SolutionsCoral Chemical Co.DeFelsko CorporationDuBois ChemicalsEisenmannElcometerEngineered Finishing SystemsEPSI – Engineered Products & Services, Inc.Fischer Technology, Inc.Fostoria Process EquipmentGemaGeneral Fabrications CorporationGeorge Koch Sons, LLCIGP North America LLCIntelliFinishingKeyland PolymerLewellyn TechnologyMidwest Finishing SystemsNordson CorporationParker IonicsPowder Coating InstitutePPGProducts FinishingRollSealTherma-Tron-X, Inc.Vogel Industrial CoatingsCompanies in bold are members of the Powder Coating InstituteCheck for updates to the exhibitor listTechnical Conference Sessions - Wednesday, March 298:00 AMGENERAL SESSION9:30 – 11:30 AM (continued)3. POWDER COATING FORMULATIONSThe TRUTH about Leadership!Post-Addible Powder Coating Additive TechnologyCM Sergeant (Ret.) Bob Vásquez, United States Air Force9:30 – 11:30 AM1. POWDER COATING BASICSPowder Coating Basics - Critical Components of anEffective Powder SystemGreg Dawson, Nordson CorporationJohn Sudges, Midwest Finishing SystemsMike Withers, Axalta Coating Systems2. LOW-CURE POWDER COATINGUltra-Low Bake Coatings for Solid Wood and MDF,Clear Coat: Advancements for Powder CoatingsTony Varda, IGP North AmericaUV Curable Powder Coating - The Application andCuring Process, and Its AdvantagesFrank Mohar, Nordson CorporationMike Knoblauch, Keyland PolymerPowder Coating MDFMicky Ricard, EXEL North AmericaThermally Cured Powder Coatings for Heat SensitiveSubstratesJeno Muthiah, Alpha Coating TechnologiesTo read complete session descriptions, click on PROGRAMMINGSteven Thompson, The Lubrizol CorporationValue Added FEVE Powder Coating Formulations forHigh Performance ApplicationsHongli Wang, AGC Chemicals AmericasFlexible Superdurable Powder Coatings SystemCal EzeAgu, Allnex USA Inc.Development of Clear, VOC-Free Static DissipativeCoating for Non-Conductive Substrates EnablingThem to be Powder CoatedAtman Fozdar, Eastern Michigan University1:30 – 3:00 PM (continued)6. POWDER COATING CASE STUDIESPowder Coating Sublimation & Decoration withTrojan Powder CoatingCarl Troiano, Trojan Powder CoatingFrank Mohar, Nordson CorporationBicycle Manufacturing Gears Up with Powder CoatingJeff Hale, Gema3:15 – 4:45 PM7. ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONSChat with other attendees about a wide variety oftopics to exchange thoughts and ideas about powdercoating operations.1:30 – 3:00 PM4. ALL ABOUT OVENS8. FAST COLOR CHANGESelecting the Right OvenBrian Garvey, Parker IonicsMartin Powell, Engineered Finishing SystemsCatalytic Infrared - What is it, How it Works,When to Use itHigh Speed Color Change, Facts and MythsQuick Color Change Successes and FailuresSal Garcia, Nordson CorporationMarty Sawyer, Trimac Industrial SystemsCuring Complex PartsDerek Dennis, Heraeus Noblelight America LLC5. APPLICATION EQUIPMENT9. YOUR COMPANY’S FUTUREMentoring: Growing your Business One Employeeat a TimeRichard Gehman, Keystone Koating LLCHunting Down and Eliminating Hidden Costs in yourPowder Coating OperationsTraining for Keeps: A Return on Your InvestmentWhen is the Right Time to Upgrade Your OlderApplication Equipment?Effective Customer ServiceJohn Cole, Parker IonicsMartin Vicens & Larry Fenik, Nordson CorporationMatthew Wallace, VRSim Inc.Martin Powell, Engineered Finishing Systems

Technical Conference Sessions - Thursday, March 308:00 – 9:30 AMGENERAL SESSION9:45 – 11:45 AM (continued)12. POWDER COATING MATERIALSThe Evolution of Powder Coating TechnologyKevin Biller, Powder Coating Research Group, Inc.Managing the Regulatory World of Powder CoatingsScratch Resistance and Robust Surfaces:Advancements for Powder CoatingsAris Rollins, IGP North AmericaMarty Korecky, AkzoNobel Coatings, Inc.Durable and Ultradurable Coatings for Wire Goodsand Complex Metal PartsThe Elements of an Effective Dust Hazards Analysis (DHA)Susan Miller, PPG IndustriesJason Reason, Lewellyn Technology9:45 – 11:45 AM10. ULTIMATE POWDER COATINGUltimate Powder Coating: An Advanced PowderSessionRon Cudzilo, George Koch Sons, LLCSteve Houston, Col-Met Engineered Finishing SolutionsChris Merritt, GemaRodger Talbert, Col-Met Engineered Finishing Solutions11. THE BUSINESS OF POWDER COATINGThe Cost of (Poor) QualityTodd Wenzel, Throughput BluestreakCustomers’ Expectations for System InstallBill Brawley, Pneu-Mech SystemsMetallic Powders - They Don’t Have to be theBiggest Pain in the #%*&Phil Flasher, Gema1:15 – 2:45 PM (continued)14. POWDER COATING BEST PRACTICESQuality Air - the Foundation to Flawless CoatingsSalleigh Grubbs, Southern Fluid Systems, Inc.Accuracy, Efficiency and other TechnologyAdvancements for Common and Complex CoatingThickness Measurement ApplicationsJay Kunick, Fischer TechnologyBe Nice to Mother Earth! Remove Oils & Soils fromYour Wastewater; Recycle Your Aqueous CleaningSolutionsRaymond J. Graffia, Jr., Arbortech Corporation1:15 – 2:45 PM13. PRETREATMENT15. SYSTEM DESIGNEliminating Phosphorus from Your Pretreatment ProcessKirk Beaster, Chemetall US, Inc.Why Change My Pretreatment From an IronPhosphate to a Phosphate-free or Zirconium ProcessSergio Mancini, Bulk Chemicals, Inc.Future of Finishing – Designing your PowderCoating System for the UnknownJosh Gilmore, IntelliFinishingUnderstanding and Controlling Your PowderSystem’s Operational CostsNicholas Liberto, Powder Coating ConsultantsEffectively Manage Transitions from ConventionalPhosphates to Advanced “Phosphorus-Free”Pretreatment Technologies!Suresh Patel, Chemetall US, Inc.Delivering the “Guarantee” - Customer ServiceTo read complete session descriptions, click on PROGRAMMINGJena Ottery & Jenifer Cooper, EPSIREGISTRATION FEESPowder Coating 101 WorkshopTechnical ConferenceCustom Coater ForumPCI Member 395PCI Member 495 450 (through February 27) 495 (after February 27)PCI MemberNon-Member 325 (through February 27) 395 (after February 27)Non-Member 550 (through February 27) 595 (after February 27)Non-Member 425 (through February 27) 525 (after February 27)Register for two of the three events and take a 10% discount on your combined registration!Must use PROMO CODE: “PCMCD” during registration.Registration is now open at You to Our Event Sponsors

PRESORTFIRST CLASSU.S. POSTAGEPAIDCINCINNATI, OHPERMIT 6159Technical ConferenceThe Powder Coating Institute5040 Old Taylor Mill Rd., PMB 13Taylor Mill, KY 41015Event detailsinside!Register now atwww.powdercoating.orgTechnical Conference Plant TourToyota Industrial Equipment ManufacturingColumbus, INThursday, March 30 3:00 PMToyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing(TIEM) has been producing fork trucks inColumbus, IN for more than 25 years. TIEM hasbecome the number one source for fork trucks,and has remained in the top spot for the last14 years. The plant tour will focus on the twopowder coating systems TIEM utilizes in theirproduction of fork trucks; a mast system and asmall parts system.Utilizing a 1.1 million square foot facility, Kaizen(continuous improvement) efforts, and a strongset of core values, TIEM is able to provide a forktruck that ranks number one in lowest cost ofownership, highest quality and value.Plant tour is included in Technical Conferenceregistration. Transportation to and from the plant tourwill be provided.Register now atpowdercoating.or