Liquid Coating

Paint Application Without Atomizer Eliminates Overspray

Dürr's EcoPaintJet applicator applies paint in continuous jets, eliminating overspray, enabling quick color changes and improving efficiency.


Wireless Carrier Fleet Provides Modular Overhead Conveyance

Wireless, modular conveyor system provides flexibility and scalability for carrying parts through finishing processes.

Liquid Coating

Univar and Techi Chem To Distribute Silicone For CASE Market

Univar Solutions China has made an agreement with Zhuhai Techi Chem to distribute Techi Chem’s silicone solutions in the Chinese market.

Liquid Coating

Dürr and Chemetall Partner for VOC-free Cleaners

Dürr and Chemetall are furthering their VOC-free cleaning partnership with Gardostrip P, powered by the companies’ EcoFlush Zero technology.

Liquid Coating

Protech Group to Acquire Winslow Browning Inc.

The Protech Group will acquire the Indiana-based liquid coating group Winslow Browning Inc. on December 4th, 2020 as part of its ongoing growth strategy.

Powder Coating

PCI Announces 2021 Board of Directors and Executive Officers

The Powder Coating Institute has announced its 2021 Executive Officers and Board of Directors, led by president John Cole.

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Digital Manufacturing

From machine monitoring and machine tool dynamics to out-of-the-box digital tools, discover the digital manufacturing technologies becoming a requirement for competing in the marketplace as well as simplifying and improving businesses.

Trends in Parts Cleaning

The latest cleaning trends point toward environmentally friendly ways to clean effectively, involving the replacement of harmful chemical solvents within a cleaning process or switching to a mostly aqueous method.

The Parts Cleaning Series

ON DEMAND: Learn how to use the latest technology and stay within environmental limitations with this 6-part webinar series.

The Plating Insight Series

Products Finishing Editor Scott Francis hosts the IMTS Spark Plating Insights Series Wednesdays through Dec. 2.


Powder Coating

Powder Coating Week 2021 Hosted by PCI

Powder Coating Week 2021, hosted by the Powder Coating Institute, will take place April 27-30 at the Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld.

Products Finishing Then and Now and Tomorrow

As 2020 comes to a close, Products Finishing editor-in-chief Scott Francis discusses upcoming initiatives for 2021.

Finishing Hall of Fame

PF’s Hall of Fame program recognizes individuals instrumental in the development and growth of the surface finishing industry.


SUR/FIN 2021 Call for Abstracts

The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) is accepting technical paper and presentation abstracts for SUR/FIN 2021 until December 11, 2020.
#nasf #surfin


A Conversation with Jody Richards of Process Technology

Products Finishing talked to Process Technology president Jody Richards about her forward-thinking strategy, the future of the finishing industry and more.

Particle Analysis Evolves with Cleanliness Specifications

Cleanliness analysis equipment has become more advanced as testing and reporting particle contamination levels have become more critical.


Powder Coating

A Focus on Heavy Castings

Winona Powder Coating invests in heavy-duty line and electrocoating to serve agricultural, industrial markets.
#automotive #construction


December Issue: Agricultural, Industrial Markets

The December issue of Products Finishing puts focus on coating and finishing in the agricultural and industrial markets.
#plating #construction

2021 Top Shops Benchmarking Survey to Open in January

Beginning in 2021, the Tops Shops program will allow survey values to be compared to a larger, cumulative database of results, expanding the benefits of participation.
#topshops #marketing


Powder Coating

Troubleshooting Powder Coating Issues with SIRE Methodology

Steve Houston of Vitracoat Inc. describes the SIRE method he employs for troubleshooting powder coating lines that produce faulty parts.

Photo Credit: Vitracoat Inc. Q: What is the best or most efficient way to approach troubleshooting problems with a powder coating line? I have heard it said that doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result is the definition of insanity. But what if you think you are doing the same thing over and over, but the outcome is a different result? Maybe this can drive you ...READ MORE

Liquid Coating

How to Reduce Waste for Two-Component Coatings

John Owed of Carlisle Fluid Technology suggests fluid metering equipment to reduce solvent and coating waste for multiple-component coatings.


Plating with Zinc-Nickel: Benefits and Challenges

Chad Murphy of Columbia Chemical speaks about the benefits of various types of zinc-nickel alloy, and provides tips for manufacturers about the zinc-nickel plating process.
#asktheexpert #plating

Powder Coating

How to Minimize Plug Loss and Leakage During Coating

Custom Fabricating and Supplies offers several tips to manufacturers having trouble with plug loss and leakage during coating.


3 Tests to Ensure Parts are Clean Prior to Plating

Making sure that all of the pre-processing fluids are removed prior to plating is not as simple as it seems. Richard Held of Haviland Enterprises outlines three tests that can help verify that your parts are clean.
#asktheexpert #plating

Liquid Coating

How to Choose the Right Atomizing Spray Nozzle

Choosing the correct atomizing spray nozzle for your needs can be difficult. Thankfully, the engineers from EXAIR Corporation have designed a simple guide for choosing the nozzle you’ll need.

Powder Coating

Color is Key: Getting Color Right in Powder Coatings

What do powder coaters need to know about color management? Rik Mertens of Datacolor explains how digitalization helps save time and avoid error.