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Published: 5/1/2012

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...

Published: 5/1/2012

Sand + Snow Makes Pretreatment Essential
Polaris' finishing department made sure its cleaning and pretreatment process was doing the job right before they electrocoated and powder coated popular off-road vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles and military vehicles. SEE THE VIDEO

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...

Published: 1/1/2012

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...

Published: 4/1/2011

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...

Published: 3/2/2011

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.

Published: 3/2/2011

A Shop for All Reasons
When Dennis Doane started his new metal fabricating endeavor in 2003, he selected the name A-1 Fabricators and Finishers for his Cincinnati-area company. It also helped years later, now that he has added a powder coating line to his repertoire.

Published: 8/1/2010

Volkswagen: Red, White, Blue … and Green inspires new $120M plant
Volkswagen: Red, White, Blue … and Green inspires new $120M plant

Published: 7/1/2010

ACTIVE DUTY: CARC lines are growing
Oshkosh Corporation in Wisconsin was approved by the U.S. Army earlier this year to build about 23,000 military trucks and trailers under the five-year contract starting in 2011.

Published: 11/1/2009

Closed-Loop Cleaning/Pretreatment
System fits with 'keep it simple' powder coating philosophy