A Focus on Evironmental Stewardship
The April 2021 issue of Products Finishing is now available. The month of April we celebrate the Earth and our natural resources. In this issue, we present several stories from the perspective of environmental stewardship.
Here are a few of the stories you’ll find inside:
- An industrial hinge manufacturer expands its offerings to include a powder coating line after years of contemplation. One of the deciding factors for the company was a phosphate-free, non-reactive pretreatment process.
- A single component electroless nickel system makes a once impractical bleed and feed method not only practical, but potentially profitable for the plater and beneficial for the environment, reducing material usage and minimizing waste.
- How powder coating can aid in achieving environmental certifications for architectural applications.
This issue also kicks off our celebration of this years Products Finishing 40 Under 40 class recognizing the emerging leaders within the finishing industries.
You’ll also find technical articles and Ask the Expert clinics offering best practices and troubleshooting. As always, the issue includes insightful columns and the latest news and innovations in the surface finishing industry. Don’t miss our On the Line interview with Marc Aleksinas of Metal Chem.
If you have a story that might be of interest to a wide audience of coaters of finishers, get in touch with editor in chief Scott Francis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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