Finishing Index Jumps 9 Points to All-Time High

Survey Respondents Report Troubled Supply Chains and Strong Demand

Powder Coating

Inside Antimicrobial Coatings

Examining types of antimicrobial coatings from efficacy to regulatory considerations, with input from same major players in the industry.


Antimicrobial Properties, Electroless Nickel Durability

LeKem offers antimicrobial electroless nickel, designed for everyday production. Owner Paul Feagins talked to PF about the technology and its efficacy.

How Do We Reconnect?

As one industry tradeshow after another is stalled by the COVID-19 pandemic, what other ways of networking can coaters, finishers and suppliers embrace?

Haviland Combats Hand Sanitizer Shortage

Haviland Products Company retooled its Kalamazoo manufacturing location to produce hand sanitizer for non-profits in need. It has since expanded its disinfectant line and found it a significant growth segment.

Electropolishing in the Era of COVID

Custom Fab Solutions vice president Larry Vortherms discusses electropolishing, how COVID is impacting parts cleaning and his advice for weathering the pandemic.

The Virtual Gemba

Process Technology’s solution for continuing to embrace lean manufacturing principles during the global pandemic.


Epner Technology Pays Tribute to Industry Legend Stephen Candiloro Jr.

David Epner of Epner Technology discusses the work of the late Stephen Candiloro Jr., a giant in the finishing community who passed away due to the coronavirus in April.

Powder Coating

Antimicrobial Powder Coatings from Powder Technology Inc.

Powder Technology Inc. added antimicrobial powder coating to their offerings, using BioCote technology. In the time of COVID-19, antimicrobial technology is in demand.


2020 Anodizing Conference Converts to Online Event

Due to concerns and restrictions surround the COVID-19 pandemic, the AAC has made the decision to convert the 2020 Anodizing Conference into a live virtual event in October.

Parts Cleaning

Reshoring of Medical Equipment With an Eye on Electropolishing

Hubbard-Hall prepares to help surface finishers seeking to implement electropolishing processes in order to take advantage of reshoring efforts to bring production work back to the U.S.

HMG Paints Increases Sanitizer Production as UK Businesses Reopen

U.K. coatings manufacturer HMG Paints has expanded production of hand sanitizer to meet demand during business reopenings.

Haviland Enterprises Partners with LANXESS Corporation to Distribute Disinfectant

Haviland has released Rely+On Virkon, a broad-spectrum hard surface disinfectant, to help businesses maintain clean, safe facilities.

Finishing Index Contraction Accelerates As COVID-19 Disruption Continues

Index moves nearly 10-Points below prior low of 2012.

Social Distancing Sensors for the Factory Floor

ProGlove Connect app update includes a feature that notifies workers in close proximity to help them maintain proper social distance during COVID-19.


2020 Bright Design Challenge Concludes Virtually

The Metal Finishing Association of California has completed the 10th year of the Bright Design Program with the Pasadena College of Design, this year conducting the final presentations online to allow for social distancing during the coronavirus crisis.

Liquid Coating

UV-Radiation Resistant Coating May Aid Disinfection Efforts

NEI’s new UV-C radiation resistant coating shows promise in helping protect surfaces that are being disinfected using UV-C — a method of cleaning surfaces that is gaining interest during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

Process Technology Makes Local Donations During COVID-19

Process Technology, supplier to the finishing industry since 1978, gives back to local community center and food pantry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CORROSION 2020 Conference & Expo Canceled

CORROSION 2020, NACE’s annual flagship five-day event, has been canceled. CORROSION 2021 will take place in Salt Lake City in April.

Manufacturers Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The manufacturing industry has been crucial to responding to COVID-19. Read about the efforts of Therma-Tron-X, Nordson and HMG Paints and hear from GBM President Rick Kline.