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.


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. 

Business As Usual? Coronavirus and Manufacturing Industry Recovery

As we recover from the coronavirus epidemic, how many companies will use lessons learned during this time to reevaluate the way they do business?

Supply Chain Lessons from COVID-19

Don’t miss the upcoming webinar on supply chain deficits during COVID-19, and how to adapt with stronger, shorter supply chains from Gardner Business Media.

Powder Coating

Axalta's Antimicrobial Technology Used in Bed Frames for Chicago Field Hospital Coronavirus Patients

Axalta will supply E&R Powder Coating with more than 7,000 pounds of its Alesta AM powder coatings for bed frames at a temporary hospital at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Three Rules to Live by When Business Times Get Tough

Advice for business leaders in the finishing industry as the world reacts to the economic repercussions of the coronavirus COVID-19 crisis. 

Safety in Manufacturing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Resources and recommendations for manufacturing employees to stay safe during COVID-19 were released from OSHA, AIHA.

Liquid Coating

Finishing Index Contracts as COVID-19 Disrupts Economy

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

Women in Finishing Webinar: Living & Leading Through the Storms of Life

Women in Finishing group will host a free webinar, Living and Leading Through the Storms of Life, on April 24 at 2 pm GST.

Perstorp Converts Production to Solve Swedish National Disinfection Crisis

Perstorp started large-scale production of hand sanitizer and surface disinfectant for the Swedish healthcare sector in response to COVID-19.

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