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Auto Makers Undergo Paint Shop Makeovers
Ford and GM install new paint shops, equipment to improve efficiency.
Painting Finesse in America’s Heartland
Agricultural equipment manufacturer improves production efficiency and enhances finish quality.
What’s Next for the Aerospace NESHAP?
Will it be business as usual or are major changes in store for the aerospace industry as feds look at 40 CFR Part 63 Subpart GG, commonly referred to as the Aerospace National Emission Standard for Hazardous Air Pollutants, or NESHAP.
Take the Paint Efficiency Audit
Achieve cost savings through more efficient finishing operations. As finishing operations look to stay competitive in an increasingly global economy, it’s no surprise that efficiency has become a popular topic.
Waterborne painting process is a first at South Carolina BMW plant
PPG launched the first use of waterborne compact paint technology in a U.S. automotive manufacturing plant at the BMW assembly plant in Spartanburg, S.C. This painting process has turned out to be a 2012 award winner and has opened up a new way for ...
DeFelsko Launches Cloud-Based Thickness Gages and Inspection Instruments
New wireless features enable users to synchronize readings with its cloud-based website, download updates with the latest features and functionality, and wirelessly communicate any wireless-connected device.
Steamed Over Heating Costs? Try Gas For Your Finishing Shop
The cost of natural gas in the U.S. is at record lows—about where the rates were in the mid-1970s—causing many in the plating industry who need to heat tanks to search for alternative avenues to curtail their rising energy costs.
The Call of Heavy Duty Coatings
PPG renews its commitment to heavy-duty equipment coatings with Caterpillar as it is selected the company’s industrial coatings business as the sole heavy-duty equipment coatings supplier for a new motor grader assembly plant in North Little Rock, A...
A Perfect Case For Removing Sludge From Pretreatment
Chemical change ends sludge buildup for CNH coating line in plant in Fargo, N.D. as the company re-engineered their paint line’s pretreatment system to improve its performance and reduce costs, a process that took nearly two years and numerous trial...
Stopping Paint Line Bottlenecks
New Exel system on paint line improves efficiency by 95 percent