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Argon Masking Custom-Molded Plugs, Caps Mask Odd Shapes
Blastrac Steel Blaster Cleans Storage Tank Exterior, Interior Surfaces
Chemetall Non-Phosphorous Pretreatment Replaces Iron Phosphate
Chemir Offers Analytical, Product Development Services
Decoral Systems Technology Produces Decorative Finishes
Keyland Polymer UV-Cured Powders Coat Heat-Sensitive Substrates
Midwest Finishing Spray Wand Stations Handle Variety of Parts
Nordson Non-Electrostatic Liquid Guns Offer Better Spray Quality
Polymer Molding Masking Products Available in Multiple Materials
Rapid Engineering Small Batch Ovens Can Reach 500°F
StockCap Masking Caps, Plugs Can Withstand Variety of Temps
Wagner Liquid Electrostatic Guns Boast High Transfer Efficiency

New Products

Aerosol Spray Cleaner for Spot-Cleaning Painting Equipment
Applied Plastics Teflon Powder Coatings Offer Chemical, Corrosion Resistance
Baron-Blakeslee Coater Applies PTFE, Silicone to Medical Devices
Birchwood Casey Black Oxide Process Uses Milder Chemicals, Lower Temps
Birchwood Casey Solution Provides Antique Brown Finish
Daubert Corrosion Inhibitors Are Non-Toxic
Dymax Hand-Held Spray Gun Dispenses Medium-, High-Viscosity Fluids
Eastern Applied Research XRF Machine Also Offers Material Analysis
EPi Mid-Temp Black Oxide Enables In-House Blackening
Flap Disc Features Non-Woven and Coated Abrasives
Graco Cordless, Airless Paint Sprayers Handle Heavy-Duty Coatings
Honeywell Board-Mount Pressure Sensors Designed for Customer Handling
MacDermid Electroless Nickel PTFE Composite Provides Uniform Particle Distribution
Metabo Pipe and Tube Belt Sander Provides Mirror Finish
NEI Coating Replaces Chromium for Zinc-Plated, Galvanized Steel
Norton Creepfeed Wheels Provide High Free-Cutting Capability
Parkson Wastewater System's Screen Designed to Cut Clogging
Rex-Cut Abrasive Wheels Remove Braze, Leave Paintable Finish

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Colored Stainless Steel
Controlled Skinning
Hard Chrome Plating
Powder on Zinc-Plated Steel
Quoting E-Coat Costs
Sanding in the Finishing Area
Temperature Limits for E-Coated Parts
Uniform Film Thickness
Waste Treatment for Paint Stripping
Why Paint Stainles Steel?
Wrong-Colored Brass
Zinc Plating

Showcase

Ace Equipment Radiant Tube Oven Offers Uniform Temperature
Fostoria Infrared Oven Can Serve as Booster for Convection Oven
Global Finishing Batch Process Ovens Feature Airflow Control
Grieve 850°F Oven Suited for High-Temp Batch Baking
Pollution Control Products Burn-Off Process Safely Cleans Metal
Wisconsin Oven Batch Ovens Designed to Cure Powder Coatings

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Electrochemical Cell Geometry for Uniform Processing of Printed Circuit Boards
Electrodeposition of Nanocrystalline Cobalt-Phosphorus Coatings as a Hard Chromium Alternative for Use in DoD Acquisition Programs
Nickel Deposition from a Watts Bath Containing Monosodium Glutamate

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A Conversation With ... Jerry Wahlin

News Briefs

AkzoNobel Powder Coatings Receives Innovation Award
ACA Asks Senate to Redraft TSCA Modernization Legislation
AkzoNobel Powder Coatings Takes 100-Percent Control of South African Joint Venture
ASTM Offers New Test Method for Dirt Resistance of Architectural Paints
California Platers Honored for Being “Good Citizens”
Electronic Precision Specialties Earns Nadcap Accreditation
Enthone Names President, Global Product Line Manager
EPA Finalizes Particulate Matter National Ambient Air Quality Standards
ITW Brands, Community College Sponsor Spray Finishing Training
MicroCare Medical Dry Lubricant Gets ISO 10993 Certification
New State Air Group Aims To Help Implementing 'Litany List' Of EPA Rules
Ohio State Creates JobshopLean Website
PPG Industries Achieves Highest John Deere Supplier Rating
Senate Committee Passes U.S. Chemicals Law Overhaul Legislation
Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings Launches New Website

Blog

Carlyle Group to Buy DuPont Coatings Business for $4.9B
Despite NASF Plea, EPA Issues Chromium Air Rule
ECOAT Q&A: Quoting E-Coat Costs
EHS Q&A: Waste Treatment for Paint Stripping
Pioneer Metal Finishing Acquires Oregon Plating Shop
Plating Q&A: Can you color stainless steel?
Powder Coating Q&A: Powder on Aluminum Extrusion
PPG Opens Color Matching Laboratory
Protech Purchases Texas' Innotek Powder Coatings
Q&A: Tin Plate on Zinc/Nickel Deposit
Remied Celebrates 50 Years At Serfilco
Rockwell Collins Gets $1M Defense Contract For Reducing Growth Of "Tin Whiskers"
Titan Metal Fabricating Moves Into New Facilities

Feature Articles

COATINGS 2012 Preview: Meet the Coaters in St. Louis
EPA Issues Chromium Air Rule, Despite NASF Meeting With White House Officials
Manufacturer-Turned-Powder Coater Means Value Added
Medical Coatings Can be the Cure for Plating Shops

Tech Notes

Stopping Paint Line Bottlenecks

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Matt Kirchner: Porter’s Five Forces in the Finishing Industry

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