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Published: 3/1/2012

Is Lean and Green Possible in the Finishing World?
Is it possible to be both lean and green in the finishing world? Lean manufacturing says that money spent on resources for any goal other than the creation of value is wasteful and should be eliminated.

Published: 2/1/2012

Military “STARs” Are Born With Paint Facilities
The Yermo Annex Marine Corps. Logistics Base in California and the Corpus Christi Army Depot Aviation Center in Texas have acquired new systems to help train and enhance employees’ painting abilities.

Published: 2/1/2012

A “Bizarre” Approach: Using Moisture to Cure CARC Coatings
When veteran inventors Mike Bunnell and Daryl Bruischat put their minds together to build a better mousetrap for the drying and curing of waterborne CARC paints, they both hoped to come up with a system that might change the industry somewhat.

Published: 2/1/2012

The EPA’s Common Sense Initiative and Its Legacy on the Finishing Industry
The Common Sense Initiative was the centerpiece of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s much-touted regulatory reinvention in 1994. Called a “bold experiment,” the EPA developed the Common Sense Initiative to address claims that its regulatory...

Published: 2/1/2012

Just How Clean Is Clean?
Most finishing consultants have lost count of the number of times that inadequate cleaning and pretreatment was the cause of defective painting or plating. Skip plating, blistering, delamination—these are just some of the commonly found defects caus...

Published: 1/1/2012

Tackoff: In Pursuit of the Perfect Paint Job
When it comes to today’s vehicles, a high quality paint finish is the first thing a consumer notices. The automotive industry is constantly improving its paint shop either by upgrading existing facilities or by building new ones to take advantage of...

Published: 12/1/2011

Reducing the Chance of Spray Booth Fires
In the finishing industry, there is a real connection between safety and quality—especially when it comes to spray booths, which can run the risk of causing fire if not properly maintained. A review of basic safety precautions, plus a look at ...

Published: 12/1/2011

Soaring to New Aerial Paint Heights
PPG, Sherwin-Williams release improved aerospace paint

Published: 9/22/2011

Finishing Pavilion at Fabtech: An Inside Look
In just its second year, the Chemical Coaters Association International’s Finishing Technologies Pavilion and Conference will double in size when North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, finishing and welding conference and exhibition, Fa...

Published: 9/7/2011

NAI Coating Show 2011
NACE International and the Powder Coating Institute host the 2011 NAICS in Cincinnati, Ohio, Oct. 4 - 6. The event promises top-of-the-line programming and an exciting show floor.