July 2020 ISSUE

Products Finishing July 2020
July 2020 | Digital Edition
COVER STORY

How to Create a ‘Frictionless’ Plating & Coating Supply Chain

Making an outside finishing vendor part of an integrated supply chain cuts costs for both parties and — even more importantly — enables increased throughput.

FEATURES

40 Under 40: Class of 2020

Products Finishing’s 40 Under 40 award program recognizes young professionals in the finishing industry.
Electroplating

Copper Anode Filming and Sludge Formation

Clarifying the role of film formation and anode-sludge creation in connection with the use of phosphorus-containing copper anodes in electroplating.
Powder Coating

How to Create a ‘Frictionless’ Plating & Coating Supply Chain

Making an outside finishing vendor part of an integrated supply chain cuts costs for both parties and — even more importantly — enables increased throughput.


Electroplating

The True Cost of SCR Versus Switch-Mode Rectifiers

Replacing old SCR rectifiers may help lower electrical costs, but choosing between modern SCR and SMPS rectifiers requires some careful consideration. 
Powder Coating

Using Antimicrobial Coatings to Help Combat the Spread of Germs and Bacteria

With concern over germs at an all time high, antimicrobial coatings are gaining interest. One company, Vitracoat, explains how its VitraGUARD line of coatings uses a spherical silver-ion based ingredient to disrupt the grown and reproduction of bacteria.