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Columbia Chemical Launches New Website
Columbia Chemical, a global manufacturer of surface finishing additives, announces the launch of a newly designed website offering visitors a more user-friendly experience.
News Published: 2/2/2017
Arlington Plating Co. Opens Anodizing Operation
Arlington Plating Co. (APC) announces the installation of an anodizing line at its Palatine, Illinois, headquarters.
News Published: 1/31/2017
Hazard Waste Management Hours Per Week
Hazardous waste management is one of the hardest responsibilities of a finishing shops due to the regulatory requirement of local, state and federal agencies. The average plating shop in the 2016 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey spen...
News Published: 1/30/2017
Lou Hirbour, former Technic VP, passes
Hirbour had been with Technic for 50 years, beginning as a salesman in the Northeast U.S. in 1961. In later years, he developed Technic’s West Coast regional sales operations and was instrumental in opening the Asian markets for Technic products.
News Published: 1/11/2017
Scrap/Rework Rate as a Pct of Shop Sales
We surveyed plating shops on their scrap and rework rates, and asked them to determine what it was as a percentage of overall sales. The Top Shops came in at a much higher rate of 4.0 percent, which may mean they scrutinize their finished parts more...
News Published: 1/11/2017
Southern California Platers Search for PFOS Alternatives
SCAQMD, the air pollution control agency for Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, requires platers to use a SCAQMD-certified chemical fume suppressant.
News Published: 11/1/2016
Survey: On-Time Delivery Rate
On-time delivery rate is a crucial factor in customer service when it comes to the finishing industry. In our Top Shops Benchmarking Survey for electroplaters, the top 20 percent of shops had a 99.0 percent on-time rate; all other shops had a 90.0 p...
News Published: 10/18/2016
Asterion White Paper Details How Water Selection Impacts the Plating Process
“Water and the Plating Process” is authored by technical sales engineer Jake Fisher, and details how water plays an integral and critical role in the plating process.
News Published: 10/18/2016
Asterion New Sample Submission Process Delivers Enhanced Customer Experience
Designed to ensure ease-of-use and quick customer response, the submission process meets growing customer requirements to optimize plating line efficiency and productivity at a low cost of ownership.
News Published: 9/20/2016
Chemeon Names Dr. Sjon Westre as Technology Vice President
Westre will lead Chemeon's development of environmentally responsible coating and seal alternatives to hexavalent chrome for use on light metals
News Published: 9/8/2016

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