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Abrasives Produce Superior Optical Finish
Anti-Graffiti Coatings Available in Custom Colors
Book Review: "Critical Cleaning" Makes a Comeback
Bright Nickel Process Cuts Nickel Consumption
Coating Thickness Gage Features “Fast” Mode
Coating Thickness Gauges Work Pre-Cure
Coatings Lab Adds Product Development Services
Compact Filter Self-Cleans
Composite Polyester Straps Secure Cargo
Containment Tank Liners Reduce Corrosion
Curing Ovens Reach 450° F
Devices Increase Coating Line Capacity
Eco-Friendly Barrier Coatings Use Less Energy
Electroless Nickel Coatings Are Lead-, Cadmium-Free
Electroplating Simulation Suitable for Automotives
Finishing Systems Designed to Order
Flap Discs Reduce Material Costs
Gage Measures Coatings on Steel, Non-Ferrous Metals
Gage Offers Portable Coating Measurement
Inorganic Coating Replaces Phosphates in Pretreating Metal
Lubricators Reduce Consumption, Waste
Manual Powder Coating System Offers Flexibility
Modular Spray Booths Enable Variety of Configurations
Powder Coat System Enables Quick Color Change
Powder Coating Environmental Room Assembles Easily
Powder Coatings Feature Primer-less Corrosion Protection
Powder Coatings Include Antimicrobial Protection
Powder Spray System Expedites Color-Change
Precipitant Removes Metal to 0.5 ppm
Pretreatment Bonds Directly to Metal
Resins Form High-Gloss, Weather-Resistant Finishes
Single Filter Replaces 2-Filter Configuration in Powder Booths
Software for Handheld Instruments
Solution Offers Alternative to Cold Blackening on Iron, Steel Parts
Spray Coating Has Self-Release Feature
Spray Wand System Delivers Uniform Coatings
Surface Treatment Technologies Include Laser Scale Removal
System Enables Fast Oven Temperature Tracking
Tapered Silicone Masking Device Functions as Cap or Plug
Water-Based Pretreatment Dries in Place

News Briefs

Air Force base contractor fined $50,000+ for hazardous air contaminants
Anderson Thermal Devices Hires Regional Sales Firm
CCAI Covers Industrial Finishing at Fabtech
Columbia Chemical Mourns Sales Rep
Columbia Chemical's Willie Barry succumbs
De-Sta-Co Appoints President
Enthone Grants License for Immersion Tin Patent
EPA Proposes Use Rule For Glymes
Fluoropolymer Coatings Test PFOA-Free
MacDermid Promotes Product Manager
Michelman Salesman Retires After 30 Years
Powder Coat Used on European Car
Powder Coater Switches to “Green” Packaging
PPG Makes Executive Appointments
Sherwin Williams Wins Green Chemistry Award
Sifco Adds Production Manager
Tom Grady, Sherwin-Williams executive, passes at 45


$215,000 Research Grant For Eliminating Chromate Conversion Waste
3 New Databases Have Info on 1,000s of Chemicals
California Ready to Add New VOC Rule
China Powder Coatings Market Worth Around $1.7B
Coating industry recovering, says Census Bureau
From Metal Finishing to the NFL?
Global Finishing Solutions announces $10 million expansion
It's "Time" for Carefree AZ Sundial to get Powder Coated
MetoKote becomes VW Service Parts E-Coat supplier
NASF/AESF Palmetto Branch Presents Annual Myrtle Beach Technical Conference
PaintExpo Eurasia in Turkey to host 100 firms
Plating & Finishing Class Offered by Art Center
PPG will supply new Caterpillar plant in Arkansas
Protective Coatings Properties are Topic of Proposed New ASTM Standard
Rosler's Grand Opening of Michigan facility is Oct. 6
Trump meets with plating company execs
Two Massachusetts Platers Merge
Works of art in black oxide
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Powder Adhesion on Cast Iron
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Feature Articles

10 Years After Sept. 11: Platers recall tragic day
10 Years After Sept. 11: Sculptor asks for PF's help with artwork
A Mighty Wind for Finishers
Closing the Cleaning Loop
NAI Coating Show 2011


A Quantitative Test for Determining the Bond Strength Between an Electroplated Coating and the Basis Metal
Electrodeposition of Zinc Films from Environmentally-Friendly Gluconate Salt Solutions
Investigation of Tin Whisker Formation

Finishing Touch

Commemorating the Past, Looking to the Future

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Exhibits & Display

Ovens, Washers Save Energy

End of the Line

A Conversation With ... Harry Moser, Reshoring Initiative

Tech Notes

Measuring the Surface Area of Fasteners

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