Zinc Phosphate Application
Question: We have been asked to apply a zinc phosphate to steel surfaces in one of our products.
Removing Welding Smut from Aluminum
Question: We are welding 6063 aluminum extrusions and are looking for an efficient way to remove the welding smut from the parts.
BR&F Spray wanted to eliminate the waste stream from its cleaning and pretreatment system. So the company switched from a five-stage conveyorized system to a two-stage batch system...
The Government Relations Program continues its work for the finishing industry. Here is an update on current activities...
On My Mind: Organizational Lenses
Organizations are commonly analyzed using three perspectives or lenses: strategic, political and cultural.
Dot Commentary: It's Your Turn to Bid
I'd like to take a few minutes this month to tell you about a new service that PF Online has launched in an effort to put your shop in touch with new customers, new markets and new work.
Globe was able to increase production and reduce costs by going to a vapor degreasing only cleaning system…
Stripping the Anodic Coating
Question: I have several thousand hose fittings that are a machined casting made of 356-T6 aluminum alloy.
Electrolytic Coloring and Corrosion Resistance
Question: Does the electrolytic coloring of aluminum cause corrosion if tin is used to produce the desired color?
Question: I'm trying to determine the best way to finish my 1,500 linear ft of oak 3-board fencing.
Reflection on Iridescent Coating on Aluminum Mirrors
Question: In the January 2001 Painting Clinic, I answered a question about iridescence in ultra-thin coatings applied to aluminum mirrors.
Resins in Liquid and Powder Coating
Question: I should like to have more information on powder coatings available as liquids for painting electrical panel boards and other steel furniture that is fabricated by us.
Have you grown numb from the glacier of information that has descended upon us since the terrorists' attacks of September 11?
Simple Spray Booth
Question: We are dealers in water pumps, and we make pump banks on steel frames or base plates.
Stripping Mobile Phones
Question: I have an enquiry at present for reconditioning mobile phones.
Old Electrostatic Cable
Question: Where can I find 100 kV cable for my electrostatic paint system that has 1 mm or 0.062-inch stranded conductor in a 0.375-inch polyethylene insulation.
Question: I read an article some time back about the relative merits of zinc-rich epoxy coatings vs. inorganic zinc coatings.
The ability of a coating to withstand severe duty is a complex function dependent upon the substrate, coating chemistry, pretreatment and application variability. This report benchmarks the methodology the Tank Automotive and Armaments Command is using on select programs to define and quantify the durability of epoxy-based coating systems whose primary performance requirement is to protect the substrate from corrosion...