How to Choose a Tolling or Private Label Partner I Aexcel

Posted on Oct 25, 2016 3:51:26 PM by Aexcel

Successful businesses often require high performance production partners. Whether you're seeking a contract paint manufacturer or a scientifically-minded formulating partner who can produce new materials under your private label, you want a company that is experienced, dependable, consistent and quality-minded. Selecting a partner to formulate, produce, blend or package products that will carry your brand and trademark requires a strong relationship built on trust and experience.

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Multi-Function Industrial Coatings I Aexcel

Posted on Oct 12, 2016 7:05:00 AM by Aexcel

Remember when a phone was a phone? And now it’s a camera-tweeter-texter-music-player-alarm-friend-tracker-game-player-fitness-website-money transactor! As technology advances, so do the options.

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Clever Formulation Solves Metallic Coating Settling Issue

Posted on Sep 28, 2016 7:09:00 AM by Aexcel

Aexcel Corporation’s customer repackages a specialized metallic coating, formulated for rust and corrosion prevention. The customer was quite frustrated in handling, transferring and using this material, as sourced from their previous vendor. They partnered with Aexcel to find a way to simplify the use of this product.

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How to Choose a Custom Coating Finish for Your Project I Aexcel

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 6:00:00 AM by Aexcel

Many manufacturers do not realize that there is a better fit coating on the market to increase the quality of their products than the standardized coating they are currently using. Better yet, some manufacturers are not choosing the correct coating finish. Here are five considerations to keep in mind while choosing a custom coating finish for your project:

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Coatings Testing Term of the Month: Weight per Gallon

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 6:30:00 AM by Aexcel

What is Weight per Gallon?

Weight per gallon is a measurement of the density of a product or coating. It's important for batch-to-batch consistency and accuracy purposes. This measurement is part of the quality control process that ensures the final product has the correct amount of each material required in the coating formulation. Weight per gallon helps confirm customers consistently get the same, high-quality coatings and that those coatings perform as expected.

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4 Ways Manufacturers Can Leverage Industrial Coatings I Aexcel

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 6:00:00 AM by Aexcel

Manufacturers continually deal with the same everyday issues in the plant. While working to produce a certain number of products per hour on each assembly line, technical directors and operations managers hold responsibilities like maintaining high quality, minimizing failure rates, minimizing defects, and finding ways to keep their processes completed effectively and quickly.

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Batch-to-Batch Consistency for Industrial Coatings

Posted on May 11, 2016 6:00:00 AM by Aexcel

Most manufactured products receive a protective or decorative industrial coating in the factory. Coatings application is often one of the last steps in production, and the result of this process can be the first thing noticed by the end user. Your industrial coatings supplier’s batch-to-batch consistency is central to a successful production operation.  When you engage with your coatings supplier, you need assurance they understand the importance of consistency. And consistency is critical to keeping your line running smoothly. A smooth line keeps orders moving out the door.

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Customized Coatings vs. Off the Shelf Coatings Part 2

Posted on Apr 27, 2016 6:00:00 AM by Aexcel

In part 1 of Customized Coatings vs. Off the Shelf Coatings we showcased the main differences of your two main coating options, including a comparison chart. In part two of this series, we discuss the different criteria that affect whether you should consider a customized coating or stick with an off the shelf solution.

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Customized Coatings vs. Off the Shelf Coatings Part 1

Posted on Apr 13, 2016 6:30:00 AM by Aexcel

Learn Why Customized Formulations Provide Benefits to Manufacturers

Off the shelf coatings are often supplied to manufacturers by larger coatings companies. These products simplify the coatings producer’s distribution and service requirements. The trouble is, your needs may call for something more tailored to your operation or your end customer’s performance expectations. If you have been using the same, standard, off the shelf coating for years, it might be time to investigate the advantages of custom coatings.

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The Main Differences Between Gloss, Semi-Gloss and Flat Coatings

Posted on Mar 29, 2016 11:38:29 AM by Aexcel

Industrial Coatings Finishing Basics

Many different terms are used for the gloss level of an industrial coating. In the past, the terms flat, low sheen, semi-gloss, gloss and full gloss were used by manufacturers to describe the gloss level. Today, we have a number of additional descriptions which are used to describe the gloss levels that fall in between a traditional flat, low sheen, semi-gloss, gloss and full gloss. Terms such as eggshell, satin, and silk are common and usually reserved for decorative paints (house paint or interior paints), yet their use transfers to industrial coatings from time to time.

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