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Electroplating

Atotech Two-coat System Meets French OEM Fastener System Standards

Zintek 200 SL F features high corrosion protection, controlled friction properties and a reduced number of coating layers.
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Coronavirus Coverage

Finishing Index Contracts as COVID-19 Disrupts Economy

Index falls to historic low as domestic and foreign orders activity weakens.
#plating #economics

Electroplating

Jack Maliszewski Retires From Reliable Plating Works

Reliable Plating Works announces the retirement of executive vice president Jack Maliszewski after 47 years of dedicated service.
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Electroplating

Electro-codeposition of MCrAlY Coatings for Advanced Gas Turbine Applications - 9th Quarterly Report

The NASF Research Board has funded a research grant at the Tennessee Technological University, under the direction of Professor Ying Zhang.  The objective is to study and optimize the MCrAlY electro-codeposition process to improve the coating oxidation/corrosion performance.  In this reporting period, the study studied a sulfur-free fluoborate plating solution.  Although the fluoborate solution is sulfur-free and offers high plating rates, the CrAlY powder was attacked by the fluoborate anion.  The fluoborate-based plating bath may be suitable for codeposition of more inert particles but not for active CrAlY-based powders. 
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Electroplating

OEM Testing Matrix Review with Trivalent Chromium

Continued tightening of regulations on hexavalent chromium used in decorative plating have caused an increased interest from OEMs in the performance of trivalent chromium plating regarding extended outdoor corrosion and accelerated corrosion performance tests.  This article reports on corrosion testing results of trivalent chromium deposits with various thickness levels of chromium and various STEP values of the underlying nickel deposits.
#regulation #surfin #plating

Electroplating

Technic's Italy Location Celebrates 40 Years

Technic Italgalvano provides metal finishing products and technical services to customers in Europe, Russia, and the Middle East.
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Electrocoating

FABTECH Call for Papers Deadline Approaches

CCAI is accepting abstract submissions for its FINISHING Conference at FABTECH 2020, November 18-20, 2020 in Las Vegas. The deadline is Monday, April 20.
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Electroplating

Registration Is Open for NASF Zinc and Zinc Alloy Plating Webinars

NASF is offering an online 10-lesson course on zinc and zinc alloy plating. Registration deadline is April 21.
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Electroplating

Coronavirus Response in Manufacturing: Haviland Enterprises

In response to the coronavirus crisis, Haviland has delivered its first batch of 500 gallons of hand sanitizer at no charge for groups within its local community (re)filling pump or squeeze-style sanitizer dispensers.
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Electroplating

Graham Torr Joins Columbia Chemical

Columbia Chemical hires Graham Torr as managing director of the company’s global business portfolio including Europe, Mexico, South Africa and South America.
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Electroplating

2020 Top Shops Benchmarking Survey Results for Electroplating & Anodizing

North American Market Shows Mixed Results for the 2019 Reporting Year
#plating #economics #marketing

Electroplating

Fixing Dull Parts From Alkaline Zinc-Nickel Bath

A lack of expected brightness is a common malady affecting many alkaline zinc-nickel platers, and MacDermid Enthone’s Adam Blakeley provides some answers to fix it.
#plating #asktheexpert

Electroplating

Phosphorus Copper Anodes for Acid Copper Plating

Copper anodes produced from pure copper cathodes will result in a copper purity of greater than 99.99% copper, including silver and the alloyed phosphorus, according to Univertical’s André Depew.
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Powder Coating

A.M. Metal Finishing Focuses on Quality, Service

A chemist and quality manager are involved every step of the way, checking the parts through the process.
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Electroplating

It’s All Greek at Lustrous Metal Coatings

Top Shop is dedicated to perfection.
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Electroplating

ChromeTech Keeps Employees Learning

Cross-training staff gives job shop more flexibility to accommodate customers and run the business more smoothly.
#plating #workforcedevelopment

Electroplating

First-Class Quality: Cadillac Plating Makes Top 5 Shop in 2020 North American Finishing Operations

One of Detroit’s Largest Electroplaters Just Keeps Getting Bigger, Better, Faster
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Anodizing

2020 Top Shops for Electroplating and Anodizing

Data from the Benchmarking Survey is used to name 50 Top Shops, which are listed along with their top official.
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Electroplating

Valence Surface Technologies-Lynwood Plant Ranks First in 2020 Electroplating Operations

Los Angeles-area facility gets top marks in this year’s Products Finishing North American benchmarking survey.
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Electroplating

Cyanide-Free Silver Plating Process Meets Environmental Responsibility Standards

Technic’s new cyanide-free silver plating process addresses the global demand for an environmentally-safe, high-performance silver process.  
#plating #sustainability