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Epner Technology says the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) selected its proprietary Laser Gold electroplating process as the new gold standard for infrared reflectivity.

The Brooklyn-based Epner says the process is unique in that it is both ultrapure at 0.9999, while also being three times harder than any other 24 kt. gold.

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The 2019 Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey for liquid and powder coating operations will close June 1.

 

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Perfection industrial Finishing in Tucson, Arizona, received certification from the National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program (Nadcap) in chemical processing.

Nadcap is an industry-managed approach to conformity assessment of special processes that brings together technical experts from prime contractors, suppliers and representatives from government to work together and establish requirements for approval of suppliers using a standardized approach.

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Axalta Coating Systems announced that Michael Cash resigned as senior vice president and president of its industrial coatings business effective May 31 to pursue an opportunity outside of the coatings industry. He will be succeeded by Rajeev Rao, who serves as Axalta’s vice president of global powder and business development, and David Heflin, who is vice president of global industrial coating systems.

Robert Bryant, Axalta’s chief executive officer, says Rao will continue to run Axalta's powder business, and Heflin will be promoted to vice president of global industrial liquid coatings, where he will oversee Axalta's general industrial, coil coatings, wood coatings and energy solutions businesses. Rao and Heflin will serve as co-leaders of Axalta's industrial coatings business and report directly to Bryant.

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Trion Coatings is partnering with KCH Services for the deployment of its Safe Chrome, an environmentally friendly chrome plating technology.

KCH will act as Trion’s exclusive engineering, procurement and construction provider for the plating technology. Trion, which launched at Notre Dame’s IDEA Center, was formed to develop an environmentally friendly alternative to hexavalent chromium in functional and decorative chrome plating processes.

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