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News Briefs

ACA Comments on Eighth Draft of California Safer Consumer Products Regulations
APV Engineered Coatings Renovates, Expands Lab Facilities
ASTM Launches a New Initiative to Address the Environmental Impacts of Products
BASF Opens Acrylic Dispersions Plant in South Africa
California Air Quality District Holds Off On New Rules For Metal Plating
Columbia Chemical Promotes Purchasing Manager
Coventya Zn/Ni Finish Gets GM Approval
Dynapower Names Sales Manager for Industrial Systems
Enthone Names European Vice President
EPA Stays Chemical Manufacturing Area Source Rule prior to Compliance Date
Henkel Coatings to Protect CPV Solar Equipment
Military Chooses DuPont Cleaning Solvents
NASF Queries Maine on Listing Nickel as a "Chemical of High Concern"
NASF: U.S. Factory Index Edges Higher, Latest Data Show
New York State Proposes Changes to Coating Rules
OSHA holds meeting of Federal Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
OSHA offers free on-site assistance to small businesses
Pneu-Mech Systems Adds to Sales Team
Sifco Earns AS 9100 Revision C Certification
Small-, Medium-Sized Manufacturers Project Strong Second Half 2012
Walter Surface Technologies Celebrates 60 Years

New Products

Anodized-Effect Powder Coatings Are Durable
Anomet Platinum-Clad Mesh Anodes Offer Uniform Current Distribution
BASF Thermoplastic Polyurethanes Protect Wire and Cable
David Weisman Infrared Heater Bank Boosts Part Temps
Graco Handheld Sprayers Paint Small Jobs Faster
Grieve Inert Atmosphere Oven Processes Corrosive Materials
Guyson Robotic Blast Machine Preps Turbine Buckets
Markal Mini Paint Marker Dries Fast, Cutting Downtime
Polymer Molding Updates Protective Solutions Catalog
Power Vision Optical Coating System Designed for Small Batches
Rex-Cut Videos Demonstrate Stainless Finishing
Solvent Kleene Paint Stripper Safely Removes Aircraft Paints
Technic Post-Treatment Protects Gold-Plated Electronic Connectors
TQC Gloss Meters Measure Surface Reflection

Feature Articles

A Perfect Case For Removing Sludge From Pretreatment
Back from the Brink of Finishing Death
Caterpillar Is Back on the Coatings Prowl
The Call of Heavy Duty Coatings


Anodizing Q&A: Parts Burning During Hard Anodizing
Attorneys Gotthelf and Richotte Are Featured Speakers at NASF Mid-Winter Conference in Orlando
Lose Your Shirt at Fabtech in Vegas? Your Friends at Products Finishing Have Got You Covered
NASF and Southern California Metal Finishers Kick Off Bright Design Challenge
NASF Sues EPA Over Hex Chromium Rules
Plating Q&A: Electroless Nickel on Tungsten
Powder Coating Q&A: Discoloration of Powder
Rand Baldwin Replaces Greg Rajsky As Aluminum Anodizing Council President
Transmet Corporation completes Cast Zinc Shot plant expansion


Anest Iwata Air Compressors Designed for Low Maintenance
Binks Airless Spray Gun Features Stainless Fluid Tube
Gema Manual Powder System Coats Complex Parts
Global Finishing Powder Systems Boost Production Efficiency
Graco Handheld Sprayers Paint Small Jobs Faster
Hosco Restrictor/Regulator Enables Control of Spray Flow Rates
Nordson Cyclone Separator Ensures Contamination-Free Color Change
Sames Powder Applicator Delivers Efficiency, Uniformity
Turbo Spray Low-Pressure Spray Gun Has Multiple Heads

Tech Notes

DeFelsko Launches Cloud-Based Thickness Gages and Inspection Instruments
Steamed Over Heating Costs? Try Gas For Your Finishing Shop


Plating Bath Parameters Affecting the Performance of Zinc-Nickel Alloys for Post-Plate Fabrication

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