Powder Coating Links
DuPont Star Coater program
DuPont Powder Coatings considers its Star Coater members as the crème de la crème of our custom coater customers. They are the innovators in their industry and each of them is dedicated to constant improvement, learning and change. They are the unique custom coaters who want to take the extra step to improving business practices and see value in our program as a means to that end.
As a DuPont Star Coater member, Preferred Powder Coating has taken advantage of, and is a member of, DuPont’s “20 Group.” The 20 Group consists of other Star Coater members from various parts of the country. We meet two times per year at a member location to tour their facility. We consider this a great way to exchange information, obtain useful critiques, and stay on the cutting edge. The members remain in contact throughout the year exchanging information, answering questions and offering suggestions.
The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) represents the North American Powder Coating industry. PCI promotes the powder coating industry as the economical, non-polluting, and high-quality finish for industry and consumers. As a member, we are kept informed of current developments, technical issues, and attend major technical and trade shows.
Chemical Coaters Association International
The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) is a technical and professional organization that provides information and training on surface coating technologies.
CCAI’s foundation is a series of active local chapters across the country that conduct technical meetings on all aspects of organic finishing. Chapters serves as an excellent forum to discuss regional concerns while offering outstanding networking opportunities for finishers and suppliers.
CCAI works to raise the standards of finishing operations through educational meetings and seminars, training manuals, certification programs, and outreach programs with colleges and universities.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is the world’s leading professional society supporting lifelong manufacturing education. Through our member programs, publications, expositions, and professional development resources, SME promotes an increased awareness of manufacturing engineering and helps keep manufacturing professionals up to date on leading trends and technologies.