December Issue: Agricultural, Industrial Markets
The December issue of Products Finishing is now available. The focus of this month’s issue is agricultural and industrial markets. As we wrap up a challenging year and look ahead to 2021, it felt right to end our 2020 reporting with a peek at these important sectors that are vital to infrastructure and the food supply. You’ll read about:
- A visit with Winona Powder Coating to check out the company’s new electrocoating facilities, which enables the processing of heavy industrial castings and weldments.
- Turf equipment manufacturer Excel Industries and its 10-stage washer that features a neutral pH descaler from Chemetall to eliminate flash rusting.
- How TIGER Drylac aided Farm equipment company Bridgeview Manufacturing in its quest for uniform powder coatings.
- A technical article delivered by Chemeon and Ronatec detailing their efforts to enhance electroless nickel corrosion resistance through application of a trivalent chromium pretreatment top coat.
- Plus, the benefits and challenges of plating with zinc-nickel; tips for troubleshooting powder coating problems; ideas for reducing waste for two-component coatings
- And much more.
In 2021, PF has plenty of new content lined up with two new regular columns (don’t forget to send your shop pictures to me at email@example.com for our new photo segment!), a new newsletter format, and plans to launch a podcast. We wish you a peaceful and happy holiday season and much success in the new year.
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