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Paint Pockets Offering Free Trial Of Filters

31. December 2014




Paint Pockets is offering a free trial of its filters to new and current customers. Shops must complete an online form at and they will receive a supply of filters to try from a Paint Pockets distrubutor.


Prior to starting the test, shops make sure to take a digital photo of their current filter in their spray booth and submit it to Paint Pockets. Once the test is completed successfully, it is time to ask for the "Zipper" Mounting System pieces to set up the conversion of your booth. Shops  can contact Paint Pockets to provide a CAD drawing of your booth to show how the conversion is achieved and a detailed parts list with instructions for installation.  


Once the conversion is complete, shops must take "after" photo to qualify for the conversion Bounty and fill out their Bounty Release Form.


Shops then send their two digital photographs and the Bounty Release Form to their distributor, and they will request from Paint Pockets the 50 percent reduction on the "Zipper" Mounting System. This Bounty is available if a shop has a single booth or are a large plant that has multiple booths.


Current Paint Pockets users are also eligible for the Bounty Program. Simply take a before and after digital photo of your booth and turn in the release form to qualify for the Bounty.


Check out this video about installing the "Zipper" Mounting System.



The Most Expensive BMW Paint

26. December 2014



BMW Individual Pure Metal Silver is the most expensive paint from BMW.  It is listed as a $10,300 option for the M6 Gran Coupe in the United States.


It has a chrome-like finish and extraordinary brilliance. In this video clip below from BMW, you can see the intensive craftsmanship it takes to produce a "Pure Metal Silver car."




MacDermid Hosts Plating on Plastic Summit

22. December 2014



MacDermid held a plating-on-plastic summit for their customers at the Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills, Michigan.


Attendees were updated on the latest advancements in POP technology, including a new UV lacquer process, advances in double-shot molding and a qualification process for decorative fashion finishes.


Of particular interest were presentations on molding and plastics by Mitch Gordon of Synventive and Brian Grosser of Samsung. The round table discussion involving Chrysler, Ford and General Motors was also a highlight of the two-day summit.


The increased use of trivalent chrome was discussed, as was a new innovation in passivate technology. In addition, MacDermid’s latest innovation in hex-chrome-free pretreatment was introduced. The new process, evolve, which is chromium, PFOS, SVHC and permanganate-free, requires no extra process tanks or processing times when compared to conventional metallization cycles. The process is currently in production, meeting automotive specifications and demonstrating outstanding adhesion.


For more information about the topics discussed, please visit

Florida Finishers Conference is Jan 28-29

19. December 2014



The fifth annual Mid-Winter Surface Finishing Conference and Exposition sponsored by the Florida Finishers Corp. will be January 28-29, 2015 in Orlando, Florida.


The event will feature speakers and presentations on Wednesday and Thursday of the week, followed by an optional golf outing on Friday. The event will be at the Hilton Double Tree Resort at Sea World.


This year, Lockheed Martin is offering two tour opportunities.  Florida Finishers Corp sincerely appreciates their gratious hospitality. 


Click HERE to register for the event.



Students Win Scholarships In Plating Contest

17. December 2014

Regina Dowling-Jones from the Art Center College of Design with Bright Design Competition scholarship recipients David Hansung Kim, Judy Chu and Ofir Atia, along with Bryan Leiker, president of the MFASC and K&L Anodizing. Photo courtesy of Lucia Loiso, Art Center College of Design.


The Metal Finishing Association of Southern California's West Coast Bright Design Challenge awarded three scholarships totaling $15,000 to students from the Art Center of Design in Pasadena in a contest that emphasized plating and anodizing development in commercial products.


Students from the college were asked to incorporate various types of surface finishing in their product designs.  About 15 students from the Art Center of Design began the contest by touring K&L Anodizing and General Brite Plating in September to get a look at what it takes to anodize and plate metal components.


Ofir Atia won a $7,500 scholarship as the top prize. David Hansung Kim and Judy Chu each won $3,750. Sponsors of the event were MFASC, NASF, K&L Anodizing, General Brite, Uyemura, Miles Chemical, EME, Ronatec, Bowman Plating and Moore Training.



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