To All AISF Members and Industry Stakeholders,

On 12 and 13th May the AISF powder coating training returned to Sydney for the first time in over a decade. This is another step in the recovery of the AISF cementing its position as the national trainer for Powder Coating in Australia. The course covered the full length of the powder coating production line discussing both theory and practice with added input from attendees about their experiences during powder application.

Thanks to Don Mills (Nordson), Jason Sparsis (Dulux), Norman Rigby (Akzo Nobel), Guy Vissel (Coating Supplies) , Russell Roberts (Auschem) for presenting and sharing their knowledge. A pile of thanks to Scott Barter and crew at Oxytech for providing the facilities and food for the practical aspects of the course.

Natalie attended the course to provide more grounding in her powder coating knowledge and was quite surprised about the variability in powder coating knowledge across the trainees. We had one attendee who has only worked 2 days on the job and needed to learn foundation skills, and other who had worked in the industry for 20 years. Even after being in the industry for a generation, there are still things to learn. As this course caters for a wide range of skill sets, we have decided to review our course outline and are pleased to announce it is not the Principles of Professional Powder Coating.