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Arlington Plating Co. of Palatine, Illinois, has expanded its aluminum anodizing operations to include hardcoat parts processing that meets MIL-A-8625 Type III, Class 1 and 2 standards.

The fully automated, 5,000-square-foot line produces conventional and hardcoat anodizing with high-pH sealant and organic die-coloring capabilities. Offering bright dip and satin finish applications, the rack line meets pH 13.0 automotive industry requirements for exterior trim applications, the company says.

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Estron Chemical, a global supplier of polymeric resins and additives, has opened the Dr. Stanley B. and Ingrid I. Skora Center for Innovation and Technology at its headquarters in Calvert City, Kentucky.

The facility will accommodate all the company’s research and application activities, including product development, synthesis and analytical testing.  Company officials say the center will serve to meet the demands of Estron's growing markets, and enable the firm to more extensively collaborate with its customers and business partners, as well as take advantage of new opportunities.

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Sponsored Content 19. November 2018

Why Water Quality Matters for Surface Finishing

Surface finishers may know that they need high-quality water for their processes. But what they might not know is what level of quality is needed and how to measure it.

Identifying contaminants in your water is the first step to treating it for your company’s specific applications. Water tests are used to measure factors such as SDI, TDS, pH, ORP conductivity and other characteristics. Your source of water can have a major impact on the performance of the membrane filter, ultimately affecting the RO system as a whole. This can vary from water source to source, from city to city.

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Houston Plating and Coatings (HPC) is celebrating its 30th anniversary of providing corrosion and wear protection services to energy and other equipment manufacturers in a variety of industries across the Southwest and the nation.

HPC has grown to be one of the largest such service firms in the Southwest by providing its customers with electroless nickel plating, salt bath nitriding (SBN/QPQ), zinc and manganese phosphate, and a wide variety of spray coatings at its south Houston and Humble, Texas plants.

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