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Nominations for the Products Finishing Hall of Fame are being accepted now through December 15. Nominate someone for consideration today!

The 2019 Products Finishing Hall of Fame class is open to anyone in the surface finishing industry, including liquid and powder coaters, as well as professionals in other finishing applications. Nominees are being sought from the electroplating, anodizing, powder coating, liquid coating, electrocoating, mechanical finishing and vacuum coating industries.

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Here’s a small sampling of what visitors to FABTECH 2018 will see on display in the CCAI Finishing Pavilion, including products and services from Atotech, Caplugs, Chemetall, DeFelsko, Fischer Technology and Pneu-Mech Systems Mfg.

FABTECH 2018 takes place November 6-8, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Visit fabtechexpo.com for more information.

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The 2019 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey for electroplating and anodizing operations will open December 1.

Data from the survey is used to determine which shops will be considered the 2019 “Top Shops” and to provide all participants with insight into the best practices of shops throughout North America.

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Dürr has announced that it will build a new high-tech paint shop at the Toyota Motor Co. plant in Georgetown, Kentucky. In addition to its EcoReflect paint application quality control system, Dürr says it is supplying large paint booths and small booths/work decks, ovens, and the Ecopure RL, one of the company’s most advanced exhaust-air purification systems. 

Dürr has had a relationship with Toyota in North America for more than 20 years and in 2016 was awarded an order for construction of a paint shop at a plant in Tijuana, Mexico. That plant started production of the Tacoma pickup truck at the beginning of this year. 

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A seven-axis painting robot will be used to coat electric vehicles in a new Chongqing Sokon Industry Group plant that is scheduled to open later this month in Chongqing, China. This will be the first time that the painting robot, the EcoRP E043i from Dürr’s new generation of robots, will be used in China.

Dürr officials say the robot can paint different sized bodies of the electric SUVs flexibly and without the previously required displacement rail. The complete paint shop also will include a Dürr Ecopure air purification system with heat recovery, allowing the new plant to set standards when it comes to air pollution control, the company says.

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