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Knock on Wood: Italian powdercoater brings out unique wood-grain finish
Leap of Finishing Faith
Stacking Up Against Tight Medical Tolerances

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Black Oxide Firm Coats Parts of 9/11 Memorial
Bureau of Labor Statistic Releases Workplace Injury and Illness Data for 2010
Chemical Exposure Related to Bathtub Refinishing Results in 13 Worker Deaths
Dymax Among Fastest-Growing U.S. Companies
Dymax Names Territory Sales Manager
Heatbath Updates Website
Hydromat Appoints Regional Sales Manager
Masterbatch Supplier To Use Biodegradable Additive
Metal Fabricator Acquires Powder Coater
NASF and Other Industries Asking EPA to Use Science to Guide Decisions on Chromium-6 Risk Assessments
OSHA Publishes New and Updated Materials on Worker Safety and Health
PCI Hosts Powder Workshop
Plasmatreat Acquires Plasma Firm
Powder Coater Achieves DuPont Certification
Powder Company Revamps Website
PVD Coater Expands Ops in Netherlands, Japan
Survey Shows White is Preferred Automobile Color
Techspray Promotes Product Manager

New Products

500°F Electric Belt Conveyor Oven
Amp Controller Doubles as Plating Timer
Bright Nickel Process Cuts Nickel Consumption
Brush-On Polymer Seals Porosity in Aluminum Parts, Welds
Coating Thickness Gauge Gets Auto Software Updates
Convertible Plasma System Combines Technologies
Conveyor Blast Machine Features Gun Oscillation
Cutting Tools Feature ALCr-Based Coatings
Dew Point Meter Measures Climate Conditions
Extrusion Pumps Suited for Variety of Industries
LED Light-Curing System Improves Process Control, Cuts Costs
Non-Woven Discs Offer Faster Cutting, Longer Life
Nozzle Delivers Precise Blowoff
Spray Headers, Tank-Cleaning Lances Can Be Customized
System Designed for Horizontal Curing
Wheels, Mounted Points Expose Abrasives as They Deburr


BASF unveils it’s iGloss “intelligent paint system”
DuPont Selling off Paint, Powder Coating Division
New bike is first with all retro-reflectivity powder coating
New Coatings/Finishing Resource Center to Open in Virginia
PLATING: Info on magnetized steel and plating adhesion
Rosler Celebrates Expansion of Michigan Facility
Sapa Announces $2 Million Expansion of Miami Anodizing Operations
Scientists Say Egg Shells Remove Hex Chrome from Water
Study Says Metal Orthopedic Implants Unlikely to Trigger Allergy
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Adhesion to Zinc
Blistering of Anodic Coating on 7075 Alloy
Cadmium Substitutes
Coat the I-Beam with Parylene
Color Variation by Spraying
Decoding Process Abbreviations
Gas Use
Latex Spraying Revisited
Magnetic Parts
Metal Preparation of Steel
More on Low-VOC Paints
Nitric Acid Passivation and EH&S Impact
Pinholes in Powder
Training Programs
Trivalent Chromium Reduction
Where is the Pipe Glue?


Electrodeposition and Characterization of Nickel–Titania Nanocomposite Coatings from Gluconate Baths
Ionic Liquid [BMPy]Br as an Effective Additive During Zinc Electrodeposition from an Aqueous Sulfate Bath
Materials and Coatings Development: From Bench Scale to Application

Tech Expo

Membrane Dryer Uses Four-Stage Prefiltration

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And You Can Quote Me on That!

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A Conversation With … Mark Hebbeler

Tech Notes

Shop Management Software Avoids Mistakes

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