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Are Ionic Liquids Right for Your Parts Cleaning Job?
Ionic liquids have also been considered for parts cleaning applications because of their negligible vapor pressure, high thermal and electrochemical stability, and low melting points of less than 100°C.
Article Published: 4/1/2012
Taking It to the Max: Throughput changes that amount to 300% finishing improvement.
When it comes to getting maximum throughput and optimal first pass yield from their finishing departments, Metalcraft of Mayville has quite a story to tell.
Article Published: 3/1/2012
A “Bizarre” Approach: Using Moisture to Cure CARC Coatings
When veteran inventors Mike Bunnell and Daryl Bruischat put their minds together to build a better mousetrap for the drying and curing of waterborne CARC paints, they both hoped to come up with a system that might change the industry somewhat.
Article Published: 2/1/2012
Just How Clean Is Clean?
Most finishing consultants have lost count of the number of times that inadequate cleaning and pretreatment was the cause of defective painting or plating. Skip plating, blistering, delamination—these are just some of the commonly found defects caus...
Article Published: 2/1/2012
Military “STARs” Are Born With Paint Facilities
The Yermo Annex Marine Corps. Logistics Base in California and the Corpus Christi Army Depot Aviation Center in Texas have acquired new systems to help train and enhance employees’ painting abilities.
Article Published: 2/1/2012
Tackoff: In Pursuit of the Perfect Paint Job
When it comes to today’s vehicles, a high quality paint finish is the first thing a consumer notices. The automotive industry is constantly improving its paint shop either by upgrading existing facilities or by building new ones to take advantage of...
Article Published: 1/1/2012
Soaring to New Aerial Paint Heights
PPG, Sherwin-Williams release improved aerospace paint
Article Published: 12/1/2011
Reducing the Chance of Spray Booth Fires
In the finishing industry, there is a real connection between safety and quality—especially when it comes to spray booths, which can run the risk of causing fire if not properly maintained. A review of basic safety precautions, plus a look at the Na...
Article Published: 12/1/2011
Stripping Organic Coatings
Chemical, pyrolytic and mechanical methods for removing paint and powder coatings.
Article Published: 9/29/2011
Today’s Paint-Application Methods
An overview of spraying, dipping, flow coating, and everything in between.
Article Published: 9/29/2011

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