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Adhesion to Electroless Nickel
Black Chrome Again
Black Coating for Steel
Coating Methods to Avoid Rust
Fast Color Change
Nitrites and Fragrances
Painting Iron Castings
Phosphatizing Powdered Metal Parts
Pipe Glue, Revisited
Plating Zinc on a Zinc Substrate
Solvent Attack on Plastic
Spent Hydrochloric Acid
Visible Nickel
Volcanoes in the Coating

New Products

Automatic Spray Gun Improves Finish Quality in Airless Painting
Compressed-Air Vacuum Guns Have No Moving Parts
Flexible Hose Replaces PVC, Rubber for Pneumatic Conveying
Free-Spinning Nozzle Cleans Large Tanks
Gage Measures Surface Profile Height
Handheld Spectrometer Saves Time, Costs
In-House Blackening Process Designed for Aluminum Parts
Line of Rust Inhibitors Protect Variety of Metal Surfaces
Mobile Video System Connects Internal, Field Staff
Non-Metallic Pump/Tank Cart Handles Caustics, Ultrapure Fluids
Process Oven Features Afterburner to Vent Smoke, Odor
PVD Coating Achieves “True” Black
Ready-To-Ship Powders Available In Variety of Appearances
Robotic Pressure-Blast System Offers Small Footprint
Shot Blasting Cabinet Features Dual Work Stations
Syphon Guns Produce High-Vacuum Suction
System Works with Existing Compressor to Clean, Heat Atomizing Air
Temperature Tape Designed for Drying, Curing Processes
Trivalent Passivate Produces Iridescent Film for Corrosion Resistance
Zinc-Plating Alternative Offers Corrosion Resistance

News Briefs

AkzoNobel Earns Platinum SMaRT Certification
Coater Building Parylene Center in Texas
Columbia Chemical Names Technical Sales Rep
Companies Partner to Produce Nano-Enhanced Products
ECOAT2012 PREVIEW: Conference is April 10-12 in Orlando, FL
Enthone Appoints Online Communications Manager
European Union May Ban 13 Chemicals
MacDermid Adds to Global OEM Staff
Metal Finishing Industry Mourns Member
OSHA Improves Web Page For Better Accessibility
OSHA's Free On-Site Consultation Program Grows
PCI's COATING 2012 to Focus Solely on Industrial Coatings
REACH Consortium For Chromium Trioxide Authorization
Rust Remover Wins SEMA Global Media Awards
White House begins review of TSCA rules

Feature Articles

Buffing & Polishing: The Need for Speed
Finishing Shops Can Take Government R&D Tax Credits
RFID Refines Automotive Electroplating
Tackoff: In Pursuit of the Perfect Paint Job


"Saving Bob" Video A Winner At Bright Design Challenge
First FABTECH Canada debuts in March
FTC Says Graco-ITW Deal Violates Anti-Trust Laws
Houston Plating & Coatings Announces $9 Million Investment in Louisiana
MATT KIRCHNER: "The Number One Problem Facing Surface Finishers Today"
Minnesota Paint and Powder Coating EXPO 2012
New Coating Could Make iPhones Waterproof Without A Case
New Coating Could Mean Cheaper Solar Cells
Powder Coater Turns To Flashy Football Helmets
Powder-coated "Glowbar" big hit as a gift
PPG Aerospace Donates Coatings to Restore V-22 Osprey Aircraft for Museum
Q: Best type of polymer for a baking enamel?
Study on Metal Hip Parts Finds Unusual Surface Coating
Valley Chrome Plating Receives National EPA Award

Tech Notes

Have Guns, Will Travel to Show Them


Estimating the Total Solids Burden during the Waste Water Treatment of Vibratory Finishing Effluents
Opportunism! The 21st William Blum Lecture
Shot Peened Surface Characterization Using 3D Metrology

End of the Line

A Conversation With ... David Wentworth, Paint Pockets

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