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PEO coatings sparking new interest
Plasma electrolytic oxide surface treatment for aluminum, magnesium or titanium
Article Published: 6/1/2011
A Protective Decorative Electrolytic Coloring Process for Aluminum
The main task of this work was to study the influence of the different parameters on the electrolytic coloring process for aluminum.
Article Published: 5/18/2011
2020 Vision: Anodizing
A look at anodizing in the coming years
Article Published: 5/18/2011
2020 Vision: The Future of Coatings
The year 2020 will be here before you know it, signaling the beginning of a new decade and bringing changes to the world as we know it.
Article Published: 5/18/2011
2020 Vision: Vacuum Coatings
Across all industries – medical device, automotive, electronics, military and aerospace ‑ electronic components are becoming smaller in size, but more complex in application capabilities.
Article Published: 5/18/2011
EPA may require “financial assurances” in plating industry
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is currently mulling what industries to invoke new clean-up rules as part of the Comprehensive Environmental Recovery and Liability Act.
Article Published: 5/1/2011
Antimicrobial coatings: Billion Dollar Bugs
Antimicrobial coatings are starting to make an even bigger entry into U.S. homes. More consumer goods manufacturers are offering “germ resistant” surfaces on many household items such as refrigerators, dishwashers, stoves and other appliances and fi...
Article Published: 4/1/2011
PCX PREVIEW: Precision Cleaning
In the finishing world, there are four common precision cleaning processes: hydrocarbon, aqueous, semi-aqueous, and vapor degreasing. Each has its strengths and disadvantages, but one of the biggest problems with aqueous and semi-aqueous cleaning is...
Article Published: 4/1/2011
Getting a Good Finish Begins with a Great Start
Virtually all metal parts and many plastic parts have some sort of finish applied to them. These finishes are applied to improve appearance, increase corrosion resistance and enhance wear resistance.
Article Published: 3/2/2011
Pre-Colored Stainless Steel Improves Product Design, Productivity
Sandvik Materials Technology has rolled out a pre-coated metal strip steel intended to boost productivity and reduce environmental constraints associated with plating and coating in multiple industries.
Article Published: 3/1/2011

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