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

Continuous-Flow Wastewater Treatment System Features Modular Design

Designed for large waste volumes, DMP Corp.’s Module 6000 wastewater treatment system continuously treats rinses and concentrates up to 60 gpm. Its modular, expandable design can handle many different types of wastes from a variety of different industrial applications.


Metal Pretreatment System Passivates, Seals Without Rinse

Chemtec North America will showcase Toran 3/P, a metal pretreatment system designed to passivate and seal metal surfaces in a single step without a rinse stage.