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Measuring Up On Coating Thickness
Fischer Technology’s DataCenter software eases measurement requirements, giving reasons why management guru W. Edwards Deming said: “If I had to reduce my message for management to just a few words, I’d say it all had to do with reducing variation.”
Article Published: 7/1/2012
PPG Industries, AkzoNobel Launch New Aerospace Coating Products
The Aerocron primer from PPG’s aerospace coatings group is the first e-coat primer for airframe manufacturers and subcontractors; AkzoNobel’ Metaflex SP brand is a result of a two-year partnership between AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings and Pantheon En...
Article Published: 5/1/2012
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
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
Wheel Exchange Program Taking Off for Coaters
Jaguar, BMW, Mercedes in the program.
Article Published: 8/1/2011
Diversity in the Realm of the Giants
BASF and Volvo celebrate 30-year cathodic e-coat partnership in Sweden.
Article Published: 8/1/2011
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: High-Performance Coatings
Currently, the NAFTA and European regions are considered to be more mature markets for traditional coatings applications, while the growing Asia region is expected to continue to expand.
Article Published: 5/18/2011
Touching Up: Selective Brush Plating in the Field
Selective brush plating is much more than just a touch-up repair process. Hundreds of applications are using the selective brush plating process to provide surface enhancement coatings to aircraft OEM applications.
Article Published: 5/1/2011
Rent an E-Coat System? Now You Can
Imagine turning space usually set aside for storing parts needing to be shipped out for e-coating into an actual e-coat assembly, one that a plant could lease for a specific job and then turn it back in when the job is finished.
Article Published: 4/1/2011

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