January 2020 ISSUE

Products Finishing January 2020
January 2020 | Digital Edition
COVER STORY

Wisconsin's Professional Plating Provides Triple Threat as 5-Time Top Shop

Professional Plating is a 5-Time Products Finishing Top Shop winner that provides plating, powder coating and electrocoating services.
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FEATURES

A New Way to Corrosion-Proof Thin Atomic Sheets

Ultrathin coating could protect 2D materials from corrosion, enabling their use in optics and electronics.


Electroplating

Automate Your Brush Plating Operation

Derek Kilgore from Sifco ASC says the brush plating operation can be mechanized, semi-automated or even fully automated.
Liquid Coating

Axalta Receives Daimler Truck Masters of Quality Supplier Award

The award honors top suppliers of components and services to Freightliner Trucks and Western Star brand trucks.
Electroplating

California Issues Mandatory PFAS Testing Requirements for Chrome Plating Facilities

California State Water Resources Control Board issued order requiring mandatory environmental assessment at 271 chrome plating facilities.
Powder Coating

CCAI Accepting Scholarship Applications

Students must be enrolled in programs that could lead to a career in the finishing industry to apply.
Liquid Coating

Data Platform Helps Automotive Coatings Run Smoother

Viu Insight is hoping to help automakers get as close to perfection as possible in their paint processes with a data collection platform.
Liquid Coating

Designing Spray Booths by Applying the Right Airflow Design

Spray booth solutions are varied, Spray Systems’ Bob Hauck says, so use key performance objectives to arrive at the best airflow option for you.
Liquid Coating

Elinor Coatings wins $3.2M Air Force Materials Research Subcontract

University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) and the Air Force Research Lab at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, award contract to research the areas of advanced behavior and life prediction of aerospace materials for the U.S. Air Force.
Powder Coating

Europe’s Tallest Building Gets Powder Coatings from AkzoNobel

Poland’s Varso Tower features a sleek black exterior which has been created by using a super durable topcoat on the cladding and profiles in a striking Noir Sablé shade.
Electroplating

FAA Proposes $3.9 Million Civil Penalty Against Boeing Over Plated Parts

Slat tracks were weakened by a condition known as hydrogen embrittlement that occurred during cadmium-titanium plating.
Liquid Coating

FANUC America Opens New North Campus Robotics and Automation Facility

New 461,000-square-foot North Campus robotics and automation facility opened in Auburn Hills, Michigan, on Oct. 22. 

Graphene used to extend rechargeable battery life

Researchers from Western University finds that adding a carbon-based graphene layer extends lithium-ion rechargeable battery life up to 50%.   
Powder Coating

Manufacturer, Powder Coater Plans $35 Million Facility in Texas, 100 jobs

United Alloy expects to break ground on the project in early 2020, with operations commencing by the end of that year.
Liquid Coating

PaintExpo 2020: Trends in Coating Technology

8th International Trade Fair for Industrial Coating Technologies in Karlsruhe, Germany will be April 21-24.
Electroplating

Sifco ASC Welcomes New Ownership

Quaker Houghton has acquired  Norman Hay PLC, a private UK company that provides specialty chemicals, operating equipment and services to industrial end markets.
Parts Cleaning

Webinar Discusses Reducing Cleaning Costs by 35%

Webinar explains the economics that determine the optimal disposal point of a cleaner bath.
Liquid Coating

Westside Finishing Honored as 'Super 60' Winner

Westside Finishing, which has been named a Products Finishing Top Shops for several years, has previously won the Super 60 award.
Electroplating

Electrochemical Destruction of Perfluorooctanesulfonate in Electroplating Wastewaters - 1st & 2nd Quarterly Report

This is the first report on a new NASF-AESF Foundation research project dealing with PFAS - a critical issue for the surface finishing industry.  The project will study an electrochemical, destructive treatment strategy for the remediation of relevant PFASs in electroplating wastewater.  The overall objective is to utilize a cost-effective reactive electrochemical membrane (REM) for the removal of PFAS from synthetic electroplating wastewater.


Electroplating

Improved Process Capabilities for Groove Repair

Advanced selective plating techniques have been developed for the challenging application of repairing internal grooves that have experienced severe corrosion.  Many groove configurations require uniform, high-thickness deposition of a plated deposit onto any, or all, of the surfaces with a minimal need for intermediate machining steps.  This paper demonstrates how a combination of an engineered, wrap-less anode design along with optimized computer controlled operating parameters has led to reduced downtime, high quality and repeatable selective plating repairs.
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