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If you missed a webinar that Products Finishing presented along with industry leaders, you can still watch them at PFonline.com.

Products Finishing’s on-demand webinars cover topics including electroplating, liquid and powder coating, electrocoating, anodizing, mass finishing and cleaning. Go HERE to see the webinars that are in our webinar library.

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Pioneer Metal Finishing employees donated more $12,000 to local charities and more than 7,200 pounds of food that were distributed to food pantries in their communities.Based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Pioneer also has locations in Michigan, Minnesota, Oregon, Indiana and Mexico.

Pioneer raised more than $6,000 for a charity in the Monroe, Michigan area that serves abused and neglected children in the region. Pioneer presented a check to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Monroe County after the group was chosen as nonprofit agency of the year by the company. CASA of Monroe County is a group that advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children throughout court proceedings by way of 20 court-appointed community volunteers.

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Patently Apple reports that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that specifies coatings that have flake pigments needed to protect the display of a device such as a future iPhone that is capable of bending in half without damage. 

“Apple’s invention covers coatings formed from polymer with pigment flakes that may be applied with uniform thickness to curved substrates such as curved windows using liquid polymer coating techniques such as spraying, printing, and dipping, may be applied to glass layers without reducing glass strength, and may be sufficiently flexible to accommodate display flexing (e.g., when the coating is applied to an array of organic light-emitting diode pixels that flexes as a flexible device housing is bent),” says Patently Apple at https://www.patentlyapple.com/patently-apple/2018/12/apple-invents-specialized-display-coatings-designed-to-support-future-foldable-idevices.html

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Here is the Products Finishing Latest News for the week of January 16, which includes information on webinar that Products Finishing presented along with industry leaders, Apple, National Surface Finishing Day, Florida Finishers Mid-Winter Conference, Robert Bryant being named Chief Executive Officer of Axalta, the Technical Tip of the week on 'How to Select the Best Anodizing Seal Process.' and the innovation of the week comes from Nordson and its newly released Encore nLighten powder coating gun.

 

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The Masters’ Association of Metal Finishers (MAMF), the New York and New Jersey chapter of the NASF, celebrated the holiday season with a luncheon.

The event was sponsored by Tilton Rack and Basket, which is a long-standing tradition that owner Joe Tilton hosts, says MAMF Executive Director DonnaJean Plante.

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