The Electrocoat Association’s mission (see About Us tab) is all about education – creating learning and networking experiences that make a real difference in your work, your business and even to the technology itself through new, innovative techniques and products.

Currently we produce the ECOAT Conference, presented in even-numbered years;  an annual Electrocoating Seminar that travels to various regional locations with a strong manufacturing base;  a book, Electrocoat:  A Guidebook for Finishers; and, beginning in June, 2018, our new Webinar product. 

We also provide educational programming and speakers for co-sponsored events and are in the development stage of several online resource tools.

Upcoming events

    • February 06, 2023
    • 7:00 AM
    • February 08, 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld

    Powder Coating Week 2023

    Mark your calendars! PCI's Powder Coating Week is February 6-8, 2023 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, FL. 

    PCI’s Powder Coating Technical Conference has been offering outstanding education to the industry for the past 32 years! The Technical Conference features general sessions of interest to all powder coaters, breakout sessions covering all aspects of powder coating and a tabletop exhibition, allowing for networking, learning and conversation with exhibitors and other powder coaters. This is your chance to learn about the latest innovations and explore all things powder coating! Read through our keynote and breakout sessions below and register now!

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    • June 20, 2023
    • (CDT)
    • June 22, 2023
    • (CDT)
    • Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City

    FITMA is the biennial exhibition that showcases international industrial market activity and investment, focusing on technology and manufacturing for Latin America, connecting leading manufacturers, global equipment manufacturers and suppliers of machinery and services for the metalworking sector for 3 days of high-quality exhibition, technical training and great networking experiences.

    As part of the FITMA offerings, The Electrocoat Association will host ECOAT Mexico! Please review the schedule listed below and check out the FITMA website for more details and to register. 

    Schedule At A Glance

    June 20th

    12:00-12:15 PM Opening Introductions and Comments
    12:15-1:30 PM Basics of Electrocoat | David Martinez, PPG Industrial Coatings
    1:30-2:30 PM Lunch
    2:30-3:45 PM Basic Pretreatment Considerations | Geraldo Martine Perez, Chemetall
    3:45-4:00 PM Closing Comments and Questions

    June 21st

    12:00-12:10 PM Opening Comments
    12:10-1:30 PM Advanced Pretreatment Considerations | Javier Sotelo, Henkel Corporation
    1:30-2:30 PM Lunch
    2:30-3:45 PM Equipment and Material Handling Considerations | Miguel Guia, Therma-Tron-X Inc.
    3:45-4:00 PM Networking Break
    4:00-5:00 PM Production Efficiency Considerations | Antonio Gallegos, George Koch Sons
    5:00 PM Closing Comments and Questions

    June 22nd 

    12:00-12:10 PM Opening Comments
    12:10-1:30 PM Process Control and Testing | Luis Bernal, Axalta Coating Systems
    1:30-2:30 PM Lunch
    2:30-3:30 PM Preventive Maintenance | Rolando Rivera, Cataforesis S.A de CV
    3:30-3:45 PM Networking Break
    3:45-5:00 PM Process Contamination and Defects | Jose Arcos, PPG Industrial Coatings
    5:00 PM Closing Comments and Questions

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