Parts Cleaning

The Cleaning Zone is a library of all things industrial cleaning and pretreatment. From aqueous to solvent and ultrasonic to blast, this site-within-a-site is your ultimate resource for cleaning articles, suppliers and products. 

PPG to Acquire Coatings Application Services Provider The Crown Group

Headquartered in Warren, Michigan, Crown has 950 employees and is one of the leading component and product finishers in North America.

Gardner Business Index: June 2017 — 55.0

Finishing Business Index holds near its five-year high.

Experts

How to Implement Ambient Temperature Cleaning

Q. How can we find an ambient temperature spray cleaner to implement for our five-stage pretreatment line used prior to powder coating? Cleaning expert David Peterson has the answer. 

Experts

How to Identify Substrate or Paint Defect

Q. Over the past several years we have had a coating defect anomaly randomly show up on painted parts...Cleaning expert David S. Peterson takes a close look at cleaning processes to identify the root cause. 

Featured Video

Supercar Gets Super Ecoat System

Honda builds unique ecoat system for Acura NSX at $70 million Performance Manufacturing Center.
INNOVATIONS

Mild Burnishing Compound Designed to Decrease Burnishing Time

Madison Chemical introduces Tumble Brite EP-13, a mild burnishing compound designed to decrease burnishing time while cleaning oils and removing oxide and scale, producing a smooth surface with a bright appearance and luster.


Marine Coatings Line Adds Multi-Purpose Primer

AkzoNobel’s marine coatings business has added a multi-purpose, one-pack primer. Specially formulated for brush and roller application, Interstores Alkyd is compatible with most of the company’s marine topcoat options and is said to be suitable for all substrates above the waterline.