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Published: 6/1/2016

Aluminum Anodizer Implements Zero Liquid Discharge
Success of water minimization reuse at Bonnell Aluminum in Georgia after implementing zero liquid discharge facility for aluminum anodizers.

Published: 6/1/2016

Why Does Anodize Fade?
There are several causes not related to shops cutting corners and a specification should not be an excuse.

Published: 11/1/2014

The Toughest Plater in America
SEE THE VIDEO: KMG Metal Finishing’s Kim Bossley is a plater, and a survivor after losing her shop and suffering through an often-fatal illness.

Published: 9/1/2014

Science of Successfully Anodizing Die Cast Substrate
Die castings pose some of the most challenging problems in anodizing. This paper provides some explanations by tying together metallurgical science with anodizing practice.

Published: 9/1/2013

Anodizer Heads West to Get to the East
Southern Aluminum Finishing branches out to the Western U.S. and Asia. The new facility will help service its growing list of customers in the Western and Mountain regions of the U.S. and in Canada, as well as to take advantage of overseas orders fr...

Published: 7/1/2013

DiamonDyze in the Rough
A pair of coaters—who are also racing enthusiasts—say they have made a significant advance in aluminum anodizing using ceramics to produce an extremely hard, corrosion- and wear-resistant anodic oxide coating.

Published: 12/1/2012

Hard Lessons in Hardcoating
Michael Kelner decided in 2007 to invest in a hardcoat aluminum anodizing shop in Minneapolis, despite having no coating experience whatsoever. Today, after investing more than $4 million and 10 months after construction started, Kelner has new equi...