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A Mighty Wind for Finishers
Here in the U.S., the wind energy market grew by about 60 percent from 2009 to 2010, and with more than 40,000 installed megawatts, we rank second to China. Those numbers have caught the attention of finishers, who see a new market to plate parts, e...
Article Published: 9/1/2011
Measuring the Surface Area of Fasteners
How do you measure the surface area of a threaded fastener? How much coating would you put on it? How thick of a coating? What about non-threaded fasteners? The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, of all people, may have come up with th...
Article Published: 9/1/2011
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
2020 Vision: Ecoating (2)
At BASF, we believe the industry will focus on new technologies, new innovations, and products and processes that enable the customer to be more efficient and ultimately more successful.By more efficient we mean ‘no coats’ and ‘par...
Article Published: 5/18/2011
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
Power Up to Cut Down on Energy
 Electrocoat rack stripping is a substantial cost to coaters, so it is imperative to use practices that reduce high energy requirements and identify techniques to minimize these costs that contribute to the electrical contact defects.
Article Published: 3/1/2011
Conveyors and Paint Systems
Choosing the right conveyor system, coating technology, and ancillary equipment.
Article Published: 2/22/2011
Electrocoating
E-coat can produce uniform finishes with excellent coverage and outstanding corrosion resistance.
Article Published: 2/21/2011
Good As Gold: Epner Technologies' 'Laser Gold'
David Epner's Laser Gold application -- with 99.4% reflectivity and a hardness of 200 on the Knoop scale -- has saved countless projects and several careers for clients who couldn’t get it done otherwise. And it has kept Epner smiling as he relishes...
Article Published: 2/1/2011

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