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Solving Wide-Body E-Coat Immersion Problems
Altec Industries in Burnsville, N.C., a manufacturer of heavy truck bodies and related equipment, added e-coat to its finishing operation and—through the proper design and execution of an electrocoat/liquid spray topcoat paint system —addressed issu...
Article Published: 4/1/2012
Meeting the Critical Cleaning Challenge
Today’s parts cleaning industry faces numerous challenges that can make the selection of an effective critical cleaning system difficult
Article Published: 4/1/2012
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
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
Electrocoating
E-coat can produce uniform finishes with excellent coverage and outstanding corrosion resistance.
Article Published: 2/21/2011
Taking the Guesswork Out of E-coat
Fast, accurate simulation of E-coat paint processes.
Article Published: 8/1/2009
Single and Available
A look at one-step cleaner/pretreatment processes
Article Published: 7/1/2009
Expanding on E-Coat
Electrocoat products and processes continue to evolve, with development focused on lower energy use, very low VOC content and methods to reduce cost per applied square foot. The following is a primer on how a combination of new materials and good pr...
Article Published: 9/1/2007

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