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Atotech introduces new passivate for electroplating market

Atotech (Berlin, Germany) recently introduced Tridur ZnNi H5.2 to the electroplating market; a black passivate, which is applicable to alkaline and to acidic zinc-nickel surfaces. Tridur ZnNi H5.2-plated parts can be combined with aluminum alloys and used in the automotive industry to minimize contact corrosion.

Like Atotech’s other passivates, the new passivate exceeds the requirements of DIN EN ISO 19598. The application of Tridur ZnNi H5.2 is said to result in an extended lifetime compared to the market standard. Tridur ZnNi H5.2 forms a long-lasting, homogeneously spread, deep black color to surfaces at 12-13% incorporation rates of nickel (well within OEM standards), ensuring very high corrosion protection against red rust.

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Compressed air filtration system removes contaminates down to .01 micron


Walmec North America (Mazeppa, Minn., U.S.) has announced a new .01 Micron SuperStar Filter designed to provide clean, dry, compressed air resulting in the removal of any vapors and contaminates down to .01 micron.

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Recyclable VCI Moisture-Barrier Paper Surpasses Biobased Content Requirements

Cortec’s (Saint Paul, Minn., U.S.) EcoShield VpCI-144 moisture barrier VCI (vapor corrosion inhibitor) paper provides protection against rust and corrosion on ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The product also provides resistance to grease and oil. It can be used to wrap or interleave metal products for storage or shipment. Typical applications include protection of the following:

In addition, EcoShield VpCI-144 contains 69% USDA certified biobased content. The majority of the product’s content comes from a renewable source, such as plant, animal, marine or forestry feedstocks, surpassing the minimum biobased content needed to meet mandatory purchasing requirements for federal agencies and their contractors buying corrosion preventatives under the USDA BioPreferred Program.

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NASF SUR/FIN 2020 Attendee Registration Now Open

Registration is currently open for SUR/FIN 2020, the annual technical conference and trade show hosted by the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF). SUR/FIN 2020 will take place June 15-17 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Attendees will have access to:

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