January Issue Focuses on Finishing Workforce Development
Our cover story is on PVD and powder coating of automotive rims, but I also had the chance to talk with several shop owners about the importance of certification and training in retention of employees, and discovered a new program that helps veterans enter the liquid and powder coating industry.
#automotive #education #workforcedevelopment
Progress in Replacing Decorative Electroplating Chrome Coatings on Plastics with Physical Vapor Deposition Coatings
Decorative electroplated chrome coatings on plastics have been produced for decades. For environmental reasons, there has been a shift away from hexavalent chrome (Cr6) to trivalent chrome (Cr3) with increased investments towards elemental chrome PVD coatings to maintain the true chrome appearance.
Applying highly-adherent aluminum coatings onto metals is recognized as a replacement for cadmium...
Determining the cleanliness and chemical de-coating of PVD/CVD layers.