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Attend CEF Certification February 9-13

5. January 2015



Asterion, LLC will be hosting C.E.F. certification training from Feb 9-13 in Indianapolis. The C.E.F. certification is vital for anyone working in the metal finishing industry. It gives you the knowledge to improve every step of the metal plating process.


Typically, you can only get this certification through NASF twice a year. If you don’t have your C.E.F. certification yet, now’s the time to do it.


Asterion, LLC is offering the class in Indianapolis from February 9-13, with the certification test being held on February 13. You can reserve your seat and attend for a reduced rate by simply filling out the contact form by clicking HERE


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.



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