2014 Midwest Coating Seminar - August 21

Annual Midwest Coating Seminar

Underwritten by IntelliFinishing


Date: August 21, 2014 



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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa

777 West Cherokee Street

Catoosa, OK  74051

For hotel reservations:
800.760.6700 (refer to Midwest Coating Seminar)

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Kevin Biller - a.k.a Joe Powder

The Powder Coating Research Group


Joe Powder

  • An Introduction into Powder Coatings Materials and Performance
Powder coating technology will be introduced from a historical, market and technical perspective. Chemical types will be explained and postioned as to how their performance ranks per the general requirements of UV durability, chemical resistance and film mechanical properties.

  • Changing the Way You Finish: Recent Innovations in Powder Coating Technology
The second half of the presentation will take you on a journey of where powder coating technology is emerging. Particular focus will be on how the evolution of non-traditional substrates are spawning new chemistries and processes to deliver powder coatings as a high performance finish. An overview of low temperature cure, UV cure and corresponding processes will be analyzed including how they fit into novel manufacturing techniques.

  • Ask Joe Powder

Not everything we endeavor works to plan so Joe Powder will be available to field your questions, comments and perplexities regarding powder coating technology. Joe writes a column that has appeared in Finishing Today, Metal Finishing, IndiaPowderCoatings, Asia Paint and Coatings Journal and Powder Coated Tough publications. Joe will do his best to point you in the right direction to solve your coating issues. This is an informal session so feel free to bring all your queries and challenges for Joe.


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Mike Dilday 

FANUC America Corporation



  • Benefits of Robotic Paint for Liquid and Powder Coating

This session will focus on the various types of robots typically used for paint and powder coating, and the benefits associated with using flexible robotic automation.  We will discuss why certain robots are used for different types of applications and how material savings, higher transfer efficiencies, labor savings, and warranty reductions can all lead to a healthy return on investment.  Case studies and application videos will also be presented.


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Time  Event
10:00am - 10:30am Registration Check-in
10:30am - 10:45am Introduction 
10:45am - 12:00pm Kevin Biller 
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch 
1:00pm - 2:00pm Michael Dilday 
2:00pm - 2:15pm Break 
2:15pm - 3:30pm Ask Joe Powder 
3:30pm - 5:00pm Networking, Appetizers & Beverages

More About Our Speakers:


Kevin Biller

Kevin began his career in powder coatings in 1978 at the Glidden Paint Company.  He held various technical positions during his 15 years there including Group Leader – Automotive Coatings, and Section Leader – European Laboratory while he worked in Birmingham, England for Glidden’s parent ICI Paints. 


Kevin left ICI to become the Development Manager for Herberts Powder Coatings in which he was responsible for advancing new technology. 


Since 1998 Kevin has been:

  • President of Wabash Powder Coatings
  • President/Owner of IRIS Powder Coatings, Inc. 
  • Vice President/General Manager for Jamestown Powder Coatings
  • Technical Editor of Finishing Today magazine
  • Technical Director for Hentzen Coatings


In 2007 Biller established the Powder Coating Research Group.  This R&D laboratory is a center of excellence for powder coating technology including coating evaluation, testing and product development.


Kevin has four US Patents in powder coating technology. He has delivered numerous papers and has written over 100 articles on industrial coatings.  He has published a handbook “Powder Coatings: Foundation for the Novice Formulator” in 2004 by BNP Media, Troy, MI.  He is the Technical Editor of Powder Coated Tough magazine and regularly writes a monthly column “Ask Joe Powder” for a number of publications.


Read Kevin's recent article, "Don't Blame the Powder" as seen in the January/February issue of Powder Coated Tough Magazine.



Mike Dilday

Mike Dilday is a graduate of Bowling Green State University and has 18 years of robotic paint experience at FANUC America as a sales account manager.