Exhibits & Display

AFC Finishing Systems Floor System Recovers Abrasive Media
Anomatic Custom Anodizing Services
Arkema Polyamide-Based Powder Coatings
Binks Airless Spray Gun Handles High Solids
Bulk Chemicals Ziconium-Based Metal Pretreatment Replaces Phosphate
Calvary Industries Metal Pretreatment Dries in Place
Chemetall Non-Phosphorous Pretreatment Replaces Iron Phosphate
Daifuku Webb Device Lubricates Chain Conveyors
DeFelsko Probes Interchangeable on Gage Body
DuPont Industrial CoatingSolutions Powders Formulated Using HAA Polyester
Electro-Steam Steam-Generating Pressure Cleaner
ElektroPhysik Thickness Measurement Gage Has Digital Sensor for Improved Accuracy
Fischer Technology Portable Coating Thickness Gages Offer Flexibility
Fostoria Modular Paint, Powder Finishing Systems
Gema Manual Powder Gun Coats Complex Parts
Goff Table Blast Machine Offers Better Blast Coverage
Hans Weber Machines Use Variety of Methods to Attain Surface Finish
Haynncorp Gas-Fired Ovens, Truck Drive System
Hubbard-Hall Acid Cleaner Removes Soils from Metals
Inline Sieve Powder Delivery System Cuts Gun Surging
KCI Electrostatic Powder Sprayers Offer Control Options
Keyland Polymer UV-Cured Powders Coat Heat-Sensitive Substrates
Kit Combines Two Powder Coats for More Color Options
LPI Vertical Access Lift Improves Efficiency
Magic Rack Multi-Purpose Rack Handles E-Coating, More
Metabo “Instant Brake” Angle Grinders Improve Safety
Midwest Finishing Spray Wand Stations Handle Variety of Parts
Mighty Hook Devices Tilt Racks to Increase Coating Capacity
MTM Round-Cycle Hood Cleaning System Integrates Multiple Process Steps
Nordson Non-Electrostatic Liquid Guns Offer Better Spray Quality
Osborn Brush Removes Pipe Coatings Before Welding
Paint Mixing Equipment Has Pulse-Free Control
Parker Ionics Powder Coating Booths Have Robust Build
Performance Models Used to Develop Cost Estimator
PKG Equipment Electro-less, Electrolytic Plating Systems
Powder Parts Powder Application Equipment
PPG Industrial Coatings Program Packages Pretreatment, Powder Solutions
Rapid Engineering Small Batch Ovens Can Reach 500°F
Reliant Finishing Systems Ovens Cure Powder Coatings
Richards-Wilcox Conveyor Chain Cuts Drag for Smooth Operation
Software Products Streamline Manufacturing Operations
Solvent Kleene Degreaser Removes Oils from Metal Prior to Bonding
Spray-Tech Open-Face Booths Available in Variety of Sizes
TWN Industries Decorating Process Adds Graphic Patterns to 3D Surfaces
Wagner Liquid Electrostatic Guns Boast High Transfer Efficiency
Walter Surface Technologies Non-Corrosive Solution Removes Rust

Feature Articles

A Dip in the Coatings Pool for Durability
CCAI’s Finishing Pavilion & Conference at Fabtech 2012 Largest Yet
EN-Boron Coatings Take Shine Off Hard Chrome
Ionic Liquids for Cleaning Operations at Air Force Air Logistics Centers: Part II
Overcoming Strict Solvent Cleaning Regulations
The Profit Hunt: Finding the Hidden Cost of Electrocoat
U.S. EPA Tightens Chromium Air Standards for Coatings

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A Very Old Cadmium Plating Bath
Applications for Plastic Media
Citric Acid Passivation
Cloudy Decorative Chrome
Copper Sulfate Test for Passivated Parts
Enclosed Spray Booth
Green Sludge in Nickel Tank
Painting Fishing Lures
Painting Radiators
Pinholes in Powder Finish
Pits in Electroless Nickel
Stainless Steel Streaking After Passivation
Thermal Oxidizer
Tin Plate on Zinc/Nickel Deposit
Voids in Coating
Weld Drag Marks
Wrong Color of Powder

News Briefs

BASF Hires Distribution Services Manager for Automotive Refinish Business
Enthone Appoints Regional VP, West Europe
Enthone Names VP for Central, East Europe
Enthone, TrueLogic Partnership Develops Plating Monitoring Software
EPA issues significant new use rules for 107 chemicals
Global Metal Finishing Earns ISO 9001:2008 Certification
GOP Looks to Force Reforms on EPA's Science Advisory Board
Labor Statistics' 2011 National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries announced
Michelman Adds Distributor for North Africa, Middle East
OHSA Updated Compliance Variance Website Provides Both Approved and Denied Requests
PPG Introduces Next-Day Shipping for In-Stock Powders
ResinTech Chromate Selective Media Gets Water Quality Approval
Sifco Gains GE Transportation Aviation Special Process Certification
Southern Aluminum Finishing President Retires
Surface Recovery Expands Operations
Survey Will Help Determine PCx Programming
Walter Surface Technologies Creates Bio-Circle Division


A Brite Company Acquires Sunbelt Systems
Able Electropolishing Awarded ISO 13485:2003 and ISO 9001:2008 Certification
AkzoNobel Interpon Shines At The Shard Inauguration
CCAI Launches New Market Exporter Initiative
Chemetall Opens $25 Million Facility In Michigan This Month
Chrysler Grants Supplier Approval To Coral Chemical
NASF Board of Directors Recognize Four Departing Members
New Jersey Lt. Gov. Visits Metal Finishing Company
PPG Aerospace Special-Effect Coatings Bring Virgin Atlantic Airways’ Livery To Life
Q&A: Green Sludge in Nickel Tank
Q&A: Titrating Sulfuric Acid Anodizing Baths
Take NASF Survey on EPA's New Chromium Electroplating Air Emissions Standard

New Products

Henkel Anti-Spatter Coating Protects Welding Equipment
Lubricators Reduce Consumption, Waste
Zero-VOC Colorants Offer Better Performance than Conventional Colorants

Finishing Touch

Becoming “Socially Accepted” in the Finishing World

Never Finished

The Coatings Rework Nightmare

Tech Notes

Basket Case for Parts Maker Proves Sane Idea

End of the Line

A Conversation With ... Sam Woehler, George Koch Sons and CCAI President

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