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Taking the (Oxide) Edge Off
Metal fabricators that laser-cut with oxygen take steps to prepare parts better for powder coating.
Article Published: 3/1/2013
Nanotechnologies Address Pipe Corrosion
The boom in the gas and oil business, both in the United States and globally, has refocused attention on efforts to reduce corrosion on the surfaces of pipes and equipment used in the industry.
Article Published: 3/1/2013
PPG Also Wins $1.5 Million Through DoD’s SERDP
PPG will work with ARL to develop a powder topcoat that will meet military standards for ultraviolet durability, matte finish and resistance to chemical agents.
Article Published: 2/1/2013
There’s No Stopping This Powder Coating Line
McCain Manufacturing recently dramatically expanded its facilities to 100,000 sq ft to increase and improve its powder coating and finishing operations with a new automated conveyor that was installed along with a large-scale batch powder coating sy...
Article Published: 12/1/2012
A Dip in the Coatings Pool for Durability
OEMs turn to dip coating for products both large and small.
Article Published: 10/1/2012
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...
Article 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
Article Published: 5/1/2012
Are Ionic Liquids Right for Your Parts Cleaning Job?
Ionic liquids have also been considered for parts cleaning applications because of their negligible vapor pressure, high thermal and electrochemical stability, and low melting points of less than 100°C.
Article Published: 4/1/2012
Meeting the Critical Cleaning Challenge
Today’s parts cleaning industry faces numerous challenges that can make the selection of an effective critical cleaning system difficult
Article Published: 4/1/2012
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...
Article Published: 2/1/2012

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