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25. February 2019

March Issue Preview

Here is a look at our upcoming March issue, where we take a look at coatings for the energy sector, specifically for wind energy.

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Posted by: Tim Pennington 25. February 2019

Energy Coatings Get Big Lift

The March issue of Products Finishing takes a look at coatings for the energy sector, specifically for wind energy. Surface Technology’s Michael Feldstein takes a deep look at composite electroless nickel finishes.

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The parts cleaning exhibitors at this year’s edition of Precision Machining Technology Show (PMTS) in Cleveland, Ohio, April 2-4, provide products to the industry such as ultrasonic cleaning systems, chemical solvents and cleaning fluids, drying systems, rust preventatives, cleanliness analysis microscopes, oil skimmers and much more. To get a feel for the current hot topics in parts cleaning prior to the show, I asked several of the exhibitors what attendees should expect the show “buzz” to be as well as their thoughts and insights about the show and conference.

I discovered that most of these industry professionals I contacted for the article, “PMTS 2019 Parts Cleaning Segment Focuses on Demand for Cleaner Parts,” said their customers are asking about how to achieve cleaner parts during this time of transition to increasingly stringent regulations.

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Gema, Dubois Chemical and Vogel Industrial Coatings are holding two powder coating workshops this year.

The first is May 1-2 in Las Vegas, with early registration ending April 24. The second is Sept. 10-11 in the Dallas area, with early registration ending Sept. 3. Workshop fees are $299 per person for early registration or $349 per person within one week of class.

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AZZ Inc., a provider of metal coating services, has reached an agreement to acquire Tennessee Galvanizing, a privately held metal coatings company in Jasper, Tennessee, with four operating galvanizing lines, including centrifuge, rod, conveyer and a 42-foot structural kettle. 

The transaction is expected to close in the spring of 2019, pending completion of final due diligence activities. The facility will operate as AZZ Galvanizing – Chattanooga and will retain key managerial personnel and hourly employees currently employed at the facility.

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