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Published: 12/1/2017

Electrocoat Primer Takes Off in Aerospace
PPG’s Aerocron electrocoat system tops our list of the finishing products highlighted in 2017.

Published: 12/1/2017

Old School Ways for New Method Plating
Cadmium and die castings help a 86-year-old Massachusetts plating shop thrive.

Published: 11/18/2017

Direct Metallization for Plating on Plastics
A new combination of copper immersion and autocatalytic copper-(I)-oxide deposition enables lower palladium concentrations in the activator bath, though the amount of copper deposited on the plastic surface can be up to ten times higher co...

Published: 11/1/2017

Arresting Indoor Air Quality Criminals
Open-surface plating chemical tanks often commit hazardous mist and vapor crimes.

Published: 10/1/2017

Electroless Nickel Baths Get Simpler
How Michigan’s Classic Plating switched to a one-step process to get better brightness.

Published: 10/1/2017

Medical Coatings That Fight Back
A University of Georgia researcher is developing technology that helps medical implants resist infection and clotting.

Published: 9/1/2017

Making Contact with Your Plating Line
Picking the right electrical contact system is important for proper plating line optimization.

Published: 9/1/2017

Electronic Plating: OutREACH or OverREACH?
U.S. chemical companies can benefit from compliance with the European regulation.

Published: 8/1/2017

Cold Spray for Chrome Plating Replacement
U.S. Army Research Lab and research partners investigate cold spray as an alternative to electrolytic chrome and nickel plating.

Published: 8/1/2017

Evaluation of Hexavalent Chromium Free Bond Primers for Aerospace and Defense Applications
Three hex chrome free bond primers demonstrated that they can surpass the 960 hour threshold before exhibiting panel corrosion away from the scribe.