Pollution Control

The Pollution Control Zone is a library of environmental health and safety issues for the surface finishing industry. From air to water pollution, this site-within-a-site is your ultimate resource for EH&S articles, regulation updates, 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: October 2016

Business expectations remain at the highest level since July 2015.
Experts

How to Combat Roughness in Cyanide Copper Bath

Q. We have been experiencing roughness in our cyanide copper bath. What should we be looking at to fix this? Plating expert Adam Blakeley has the answer. 

Experts

What to Consider When Applying a Classic Black Finish

Q. What are the best options for a durable black finish? Uyemura's Rich DePoto answers that question.
Featured Video

Bumper Crop for Valley Chrome

Once an exclusive plating operation, the California company has transformed into one of the largest manufacturers of accessories for the automobile and trucking industry, selling about 50,000 bumpers per year.
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.


Paint Overspray Collectors Employ Larger Baffle Openings

Columbus Industries’ combination baffle/strainer-type paint overspray collector filters are constructed of layers of slit expanded Kraft with an optional final layer of duo-density synthetic polyester backing.