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NASF REPORT: Is EPA Playing Dirty With Chromium Data?
NASF’s Jeff Hannapel and Christian Richter point to major flaws, bad precedent in EPA chromium air rule. NASF leaders have submitted a 100-page package of comments to the EPA in response to the agency’s proposed rule for chromium finishing operation...
Article Published: 5/1/2012
Finding Lost Profits In Your Finishing Line
The finishing division of White Castle restaurants teamed with Profit Finders, a continuous improvement company specializing in data collection and analysis, to look at ways to increase process efficiencies.
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
Adding E-Coat to an Existing Powder Coating Line
If sales for your finishing business have been declining, you may need to consider adding a new coating line to bring in new business. An option may be to add an electrocoat system to your current powder line to increase your coating capabilities.
Article Published: 2/1/2012
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
E-coating Simulation
Computer simulation of coating processes has made great strides in recent years. Proper design of plating racks, thickness and property distribution of plating systems and the performance of plated coatings on parts can be predicted with uncanny ac...
Article: External Published: 10/1/2011
Finishing Pavilion at Fabtech: An Inside Look
In just its second year, the Chemical Coaters Association International’s Finishing Technologies Pavilion and Conference will double in size when North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, finishing and welding conference and exhibition, Fa...
Article Published: 9/22/2011
Supreme Court Rejects Climate Change Suit
Based in Federal Common Law of Nuisance
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
2020 Future: Ecoating
Electrocoat has long been recognized as a cost effective, environmentally friendly coating process.
Article Published: 5/18/2011

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