#AUTOMOTIVE

Liquid Coating

Axalta Announces Auto Color of 2021

Axalta names the yellow-green ElectroLight its 2021 Global Automotive Color of the Year, while its research shows white continues to be a global favorite.
#automotive

Powder Coating

Coatings Drive Electric Vehicles Further

Electric vehicle batteries depend on coatings to maintain optimal temperatures, reduce the risk of fire damage and electrical interference, and more.
#automotive

Parts Cleaning

Speedy Growth in EV Batteries Spurs Cleaning Technology

Hubbard-Hall teams up with lithium-ion battery makers to provide cleaning chemistry for electric vehicle batteries.
#automotive

Liquid Coating

Evolving Automation in Automotive

A look at the latest liquid coating technologies for the automotive sector from leading robotics and surface finishing technology providers
#automotive

The Changing Landscape of Automotive

Products Finishing editor-in-chief Scott Francis considers the future of automotive beyond the pandemic and in the advent of electric vehicles. 
#automotive #editorial

January 2021 Issue: The Changing Landscape of Automotive

The January 2021 issue of Products Finishing puts focus on coating and finishing for the automotive market.
#automotive

Powder Coating

A Focus on Heavy Castings

Winona Powder Coating invests in heavy-duty line and electrocoating to serve agricultural, industrial markets.
#automotive #construction

Anodizing

Dürr Partnership Expands Market Access for EV Batteries

The Dürr Group and Osaka-based firm Techno Smart have partnered to increase EV battery production efficiency. The Dürr Group is also expanding its small-factor battery production tech business and contributing to EV production across multiple departments.
#automotive

Electroplating

A Conversation With Will Wallace of SAT Plating

SAT Plating general manager Will Wallace talks to Products Finishing about his company’s surface activation technology, plating on composites, and what the changing manufacturing landscape might mean for platers.
#masking #plating #automotive

Powder Coating

BASF Releases Tenth Annual Automotive Color Trends Report

BASF’s Coatings division has launched its 2020-2021 Color Trends Report for the automobile sector, delivering a variety of colors to fit aesthetic preferences across the globe.
#automotive

Liquid Coating

ABB PixelPaint Optimizes Automotive Painting Efficiency

ABB Robotics’ PixelPaint cuts custom automotive painting job times in half and eliminates overspray.
#automotive

Electrocoating

The EV and the Curing Oven

How will the advent of electric vehicles change paint curing processes and oven requirements?
#curing #automotive

FANUC Receives GM Supplier of the Year Award for 2019

It is the 16th time—and the 15th consecutive year—FANUC has received General Motors’ supplier award. 
#automotive

Liquid Coating

Pneu-Mech Systems Hires Business Development Manager

Rick Aquino’s experience has involved work with large multinational companies including automotive OEMs.
#automotive

Electroplating

Hard Chrome Enterprises Inc. Acquired

The plating company has served the aerospace, automotive, medical and consumer sectors since 1969. 
#automotive #plating #aerospace

GM Gives BASF 2019 Supplier of the Year, Overdrive Awards

It is the 15th Supplier of the Year Award General Motors has given to BASF. 
#automotive

Electroplating

Columbia Chemical Granted General Motors Decorative Plating Color Style Approvals

Columbia Chemical has received color approvals from General Motors for its TriCOL Trivalent Chromium Plating Process.
#plating #automotive

Liquid Coating

Sports Car Manufacturer Embraces Automation with Dürr

Lotus is using technology from Dürr, including painting robots, updated painting supply systems and a new drying rack, to modernize its paint shop.
#automotive

Liquid Coating

Orion Engineered Carbons Expands Germany-based Operations

Orion Engineered Carbons, a worldwide supplier of specialty and high-performance carbon black, a reinforcing filler and color pigment for industrial and automotive coatings, is building a new logistics center at its largest manufacturing plant in Cologne, Germany.
#automotive

Electroplating

Joe Saad Retires from Acme Manufacturing Company

Highly recognized globally as an industry expert in metal finishing, Acme VP of Sales & Maketing Joe Saad has been instrumental in the development polishing automation solutions for automotive trim, truck bumpers, aluminum wheels, plumbing components, hand tools and builders' hardware during his career.
#plating #automotive #sales