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Sweet Smell of Painting Success
Jet Metal’s unique inline metalization process is a hit with fragrance makers.
Article Published: 9/1/2014
Auto Makers Undergo Paint Shop Makeovers
Ford and GM install new paint shops, equipment to improve efficiency.
Article Published: 8/1/2014
Painting Finesse in America’s Heartland
Agricultural equipment manufacturer improves production efficiency and enhances finish quality.
Article Published: 5/1/2014
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.
Article Published: 3/1/2014
Wheels of Fortune For A Florida Coater
Once a supplier to international companies, a Florida manufacturer now makes and coats its own aftermarket wheels after it discovered that 80 percent of the aftermarket wheel manufacturing business that used to be done in the U.S. is done overseas, ...
Article Published: 10/1/2013
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.
Article Published: 9/1/2013
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 ...
Article Published: 1/1/2013
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...
Article Published: 11/1/2012
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.
Article Published: 11/1/2012
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...
Article Published: 11/1/2012

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