Electrocoating

The Electrocoating Zone is a library of all things e-coat—a process whereby electrically charged particles are deposited out of a water suspension to coat a conductive part. From application systems to coatings and curing, this site-within-a-site is your ultimate resource for electrocoat articles, suppliers and products. Check out our feature stories, tips from industry experts, and the latest in innovations from world-class suppliers.

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 Increase Line Density

Q. Our finishing shop applies both liquid and powder applications, as well as some plating, too. How can we increase our racking line density by adding more parts per foot? Racking expert Scott Rempala has the answer. 

Experts

How to Identify and Maintain Ecoat Bacteria

Q. Our electrocoat supplier tested our system for bacteria and reported that we are positive for bacteria. What kind of bacteria are found in ecoat systems and where can they come from? How can this affect the operation of the system?
Featured Video

Supercar Gets Super Ecoat System

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

Pocket Tester Measures Water Quality

EcoTestr pocket testers, available from Gardco, feature updates designed to quickly and easily measure water quality.


Horizontal Vortex Pump Provides Unrestricted Flow

Vertiflo Pump Co. offers its Series 1600 industrial horizontal vortex sump pump for industrial and municipal applications.