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Powder Coated Tough is an advertiser-supported magazine that covers the continued growth of powder coating technology and bonds the diverse community of professionals who are passionate about powder. As the official publication of the Powder Coating Institute (PCI), we are dedicated to producing the highest quality editorial content to further PCI’s mission of showcasing the benefits of using powder coating as an economical, non-polluting, high-quality finish for industrial and consumer products.

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Over the past year, with the help of reader’s surveys and expertise from members of PCI’s Powder Coated Tough subcommittee, we have worked hard to further improve what is already viewed as the industry’s leading publication. We are building on the relevant editorial topics our readers enjoyed last year and proud of the subject matter we are tackling. We believe if we thoughtfully cover topics most relevant to powder coaters then readers will spend more time engaged with our magazine, which means they are more likely to see your advertisement and become your customer.

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Troy Newport, Publisher

Editorial Ideas and Photography
Has your company done something newsworthy? Do you have an idea for a feature story or one of our other departments? We would love to hear about it! We are always seeking interesting, non-commercial editorial topics to share with our audience.

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words
One of our biggest challenges is finding high-quality powder coating photos for our magazine. Can you help?

If you have the rights to non-commercial photos of the powder coating manufacturing process, powder coating application process, curing process, finished products, or any other related photos, please get in touch! (Photos must be print quality and you must sign a photo permission form.)

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If your company works directly or indirectly with the powder coating industry, you probably have a great story to tell. Our readers tell us they want to learn about new processes, new technologies, unique approaches and applications, and troubleshooting tips. Here are the opportunities to receive coverage in the industry’s ONLY magazine dedicated exclusively to powder coating technology:

Does your company or a customer’s company have a story interesting enough to be a feature article? Articles must be unbiased and non-promotional in nature. (Note: We work on articles several months in advance of an issue's release, so don't delay!) Our 2020 Editorial Calendar can be found here.  

This Department covers major successes and/or challenges overcome through unorthodox or inventive ingenuity. Here is an example.

This Department covers unique, interesting or unconventional products that are powder coated. Here is an example.

Press releases that contain breaking news are shared in this section of the magazine*. Relevant press release topics include:

  • A groundbreaking discovery.
  • Expansion plans, reorganization or relocation.
  • Mergers and acquisitions.
  • Philanthropic work.
  • Important new hires.
  • Major anniversaries and milestone achievements.
  • Company rebranding.

* Not all press releases can be published due to space limitations and are subject to editorial changes for space and content.

Do you have an idea for Powder Coated ToughClick here to submit your ideas to our editorial staff. (All features must meet our editorial guidelines; all content is subject to editorial review.)