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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
Fundamentals of Powder Coating
Equipment and process advances drive applications.
Article Published: 9/29/2011
Price is Finally Getting It Right With Coral Chemicals
How one company changed chemical baths and saw improved products and cost savings.
Article Published: 8/1/2011
Tumbling to the Finish
The Flow-Clad system of coating smaller parts at higher production rates uses a tumbling method not usually found in many custom coaters. “I just don’t think too many people even know that this process exists,” says president Bob Zimmerli. “It will ...
Article Published: 5/1/2011

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