Exhibits & Display

American Grinders Inc.’s Smooth Texture Powder Coating Hides Fabrication Marks
Axalta’s AR400 Arcadia Silver Offers Abrasion Resistance
AZZ Galvanizing Services’ GalvXtra and Natina Steel Formulated to Prevent Fading
Blast Cleaning Technologies’ Plate Blast System Designed for Descaling of Plate and Structural Shapes
Blastman’s Blasting Robots Efficiently Remove Tough Coatings
Calvary Industries Inc.’s Deox Acid Cleaners Remove Oils and Soils
Caplug’s Pipe Thread Masks Protect Piping and Tubing
Catalytic Industrial’s Cure Ovens Prevent Powder Loss
Chemco’s BS-FT Spray Booth Coating is Freeze-Thaw Stable
Chemetall’s Gardobond AP 9840 Replaces Detergent Iron Phosphates
Clemco’s Preassembled Blast Room Minimizes Installation Time
Col-Met’s LED Lights Constructed for Longer Life Span
Columbus Industries’ CI Micro Shield Mini-Pleated Filter Generates Low Air-Flow Resistance
Coral Chemical’s Eco-Treat Pretreatment Provide Green Solutions
Crest Chemicals Inc.’s Crest PPC-74 Pretreatment Developed with Wetting Agents
Datapaq’s TP3 Temperature Profiling System Surveys Heat Treatment Applications
DeFelsko Corp.’s PosiTector Gauge for Easy Conversions
DuBois Chemicals’ Pearl-Z Metalworking Fluids Maximize Surface Contact
Elcometer 480 Designed for Reliable Measurements
ElektroPhysik’s Digital Sensors Compatible with Smartphones
Empowering Technologies’ StressVoyager Ultrasonic Impact Treatment Reduces Maintenance Costs
EPSI’s 3D Printing Increases Efficiency
Exel’s Nanogun MV Diminishes Use of VOCs
Finishing Brands’ DeVilbiss Clean Designed for Contaminant-Free Finishing
Fischer Technology Inc.’s X-Ray Fluorescence Instrument Measures Coating Thickness
Fostoria’s Modular Curing Ovens
Gardner Co. Inc.’s TQC Pinhole Detector Highlights Small Defects
Gema’s OptiSpray AP01 Application Pump Generates Powder Savings
Henkel Corp.’s Bonderite Coatings Perform at Reduced Operating Cost
Hougton International’s Houghto-Prep ZP Reduces Energy, Water and Chemical Usage
Hubbard-Hall’s Paint Coating Reduces Energy Costs
IFS Purecoat Clears Deliver Protection
Intek’s OM Heater Modules Enable Easy Installation
IntelliFinishing’s Automatic Finishing Systems Cut Down on Downtime
Keyland Polymer’s UV-Curable Powder Coatings Offered in Full Range of Colors
KMI’s Pretreatment Systems Use 3D Modeling
Koch Filter Corp.’s Replacement Cartridges Constructed to Strict Specifications
Kolene Corp.’s Kontinuous Paint Stripping Systems Improve Part Grounding
LDPI Inc.’s LEVP LED Fixture Certified for Damp Locations
LPI Inc.’s Portable PML Series Designed for High-Capacity Lifting
LPR’s Washer Line Enables Custom Washing
Magic Rack’s Heavy-Duty Transport System Engineered to Increase Density
MetoKote’s Powercron AdvantEdge Electrocoat Eliminates Need for Dibutyl Tin
Midwest Finishing’s Coat-N-Cure Systems Configured to Facility Layout
Mighty Hook’s Custom Cart Maximizes Part Density
Munters Corp.’s Zeolite Rotor Cassettes Absorb VOCs
NikoTrack’s Finishing Systems Provide Flexibility
Nordson’s Encore HD Mobile Spray System Enables Transfer Efficiency
Parker Ionics’ Pulse Power Increases User Success
Pneu-Mech’s Custom Washers Remove Contaminates
PPG’s Pretreatment System Improves Corrosion Resistance
Rhodes Systems International’s Conveyors Reduce Curing Process
Richards-Wilcox Mono-Cart Conveyors Support Loads Up to 300 lbs
Ruwac USA’s FRV110 Vacuum Series Combats Combustible Dust from Powder Paint
SATA’s SATAminijet 1000 K Pressure-Fed Gun Built to Reduce Technician Fatigue
Sherwin-Williams’ Two-Coat System Offers Seamless Finish
Sherwin-Williams’ Water Reducible Enamel Delivers One-Coat Protection
sia Abrasives Inc.’s Ceramic-Based Fiber Disc Series Used on Unalloyed and Low-Alloyed Steel
Spray Systems Inc.’s Powder Collectors Solve Critical Air Flow Concerns
Stoelting’s Lewis Large Series Ultrasonic Cleaners Engineered with Low-Frequency Transducers
TCI’s TruAnodize Powder Coatings Formulated for Color Variation
Therma-Tron-X’s SlideRail Transfer System Minimizes Material Handling Time
Tiger Drylac’s Color Charts Give Preview of Colors Prior to Purchase
Transmet Corp.’s ZA4 Zinc Alloy Shop Removes Flash from Light Metal Castings
Ultrasonic’s Ultra 2400FA Ultrasonic Cleaner for Greener Cleaning
Vapor Tech’s Deposition Systems Designed for High Throughput
VitaFlex’s Soft-Stretch Hood Blocks Airborne Particles
Wagner’s TwinControl System Suitable for Aircoat and Airless Application
Walther Pilot Terra Manual Spray is Budget-Friendly
Wisconsin Oven’s EWN Series Cures Powder Coatings

New Products

Automatic Gap Feature Uses Barcodes
CAST-X 4000 Reduces Contamination
Cuprostar Provides Consistent Metal Distribution
Duraform BP Polyester Coatings Provide Durability
Dura-Ink WashAway Removed Without Residue
Grieve’s No. 945 Oven for Curing
HalCoat for Ceramic Components
High Lift Reversible Drum Vac Powered by Compressed Air
Industrial Conveyor Oven Dries Coatings on Titanium and Stainless Steel
Lowerator Transfer Crane Streamlines Oven Curing
Metering Pump Reduces Power Consumption
Mini Metal Finishing Systems Enables In-House Capabilities
Oil Concentrator Increases Skimming Efficiency
Oligomer Provides Weatherable Coatings
Purecoat Powder Coating Range Protects Substrates
ReplaShade Produces Custom Color Matches
Spectracron SEP Wet-On-Wet Primer Helps Heavy Duty OEMs
Surfox Line Restores Stainless Steel Surfaces
Thickness Gauges Use Ultrasonic Technology
Ultrax Metal Conditioner 257 Removes Impurities
Voraforce Technology Offers Sustainability Benefits
Waterborne Coatings Designed for Weatherability


Axalta Coating Systems, Hendrick Motorsports Extend Relationship
CCAI SoCal Holding 'Toys For Tots' Golf Outing Dec. 7
Columbia Chemical Expands Into Decorative Plating Market
Finishers Reliable Plating Works and Elite Revamp Team
MacDermid Opens New Mexican Facility
MagicRack Unveils New Website
Program Released for Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coating Symposium
Protech/Oxyplast Acquires Powder Coating Business and Assets of Union City Industries
Valence Expands Titanium, Hard Metal Processing To All 10 U.S. Locations
Wisconsin's Professional Plating Hosts Manufacturing Day Event

News Briefs

AAMA Releases Updated Requirements for Coatings on Steel Hardware Components
BASF Coatings Publishes Global Trend Book for Automotive OEM Coating
CCAI Awards 2015 Scholarships
DeFelsko to Host SSPC Training this Fall
ECOAT16 Program Revealed
Kushner's Training Program on Electroplating
McGarry Elected PPG President and CEO
Osborn Hires Boshar as Territory Sales Manager
Osborn Hires Butler as Territory Sales Manager
PPG Takes Styling Directions Surface Trend Presentation to Art, Design Schools
Underhill Named National Sales Manager of Parker Ionics

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