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Electroplating

Veolia Water Technologies Helps Optimize Resources

Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to industry sustainability.

Liquid Coating

Electric vs. Pneumatic Agitators: What Makes Sense?

When determining the need for an agitator, says Mike Elberson from Autoquip, you must look at budget versus long-term energy conservation.

Liquid Coating

Using Alternatives in Pretreatment Baths for Degreasing

Effective cleaning at low, even ambient temperatures, is possible, says Atotech’s Brandon Lloyd, and creates a safer work environment and reduces energy demands.

Swift Coat Nets $1M to Commercialize Self-Cleaning Nanocoatings

The project aims to reduce efficiency losses in solar panels due to soiling, the buildup of dirt on the panel’s surface that blocks sunlight.

Liquid Coating

Col-Met AutoSeal Door Saves Energy

Batch oven roll-up door also designed for safety, maintenance and space savings.

Idvac's Polymer Nanolayer Protects Metallized Copper

Vaccum-deposited nanolayer is designed for variety of uses in security, decorative, packaging, agriculture and solar markets.

Powder Coating

Col-Met Makes LED Lighting Standard in Spray Booths

The LEDs are available for both liquid and powder booths, offering more energy efficiency and providing more vibrant, truer color.

Mechanical Finishing

Sweco Finishing Mills Provide 3D Motion

Vibro-energy finishing mills have compressive scrubbing action that cleans, deburrs, rounds sharp corners and smooths out surface impressions. 

Mechanical Finishing

Beko Technologies' Drypoint X Series Designed for Energy Savings

Dryers use energy-efficient components in combination with in-house controller programming to offer energy savings.

Powder Coating

DuBois' DuraLink Minimizes Pretreatment Floor Space

Product line designed to help eliminate phosphates and reduce energy costs while improving coating system performance.

IntelliFinishing Coating Systems Offer Flexibility, Smaller Footprint

Systems include friction-driven conveyors, energy-efficient washers and ovens, easy-to-use smart controls, liquid and powder booths, platforms and more.

Electroplating

Hendor D13 Vertical Pump Reduces Energy Consumption

Hender-PE’s line of pumps and filtration systems includes the D13 series of sealless, bearingless vertical pumps.

Energy Coatings Get Big Lift

The March issue of Products Finishing takes a look at coatings for the energy sector, specifically for wind energy. Surface Technology’s Michael Feldstein takes a deep look at composite electroless nickel finishes.

Electroplating

PPG to Acquire Global Coatings Manufacturer Whitford Worldwide

Whitford specializes in manufacturing low-friction, wear-resistant coatings for industrial applications in automotive, aerospace, energy and construction products.

Electroplating

Automated Electroplating Systems

Simultaneous engineering reduces energy and resource consumption.

Liquid Coating

High-Solid Acrylic Resin Dries Faster at Lower Temps

Royal DSM’s Hybrane CY235 is a high-solid acrylic resin designed to enhance the performance of metal coatings while providing higher throughput and reduced energy consumption.

Parts Cleaning

Eductors Enable Smaller Pumps to Circulate Large Volumes

Bex says its eductors take advantage of the surrounding liquid to create a high-velocity flow yield at the diffuser, circulating as much as five times the pump output with a discharge plume broader than the jet from a solid stream nozzle of equivalent energy.

Powder Coating

Finishing Systems Offer Energy-, Cost-Savings Features

General Fabrications Corp.’s finishing systems feature variable frequency drives for washer pumps coupled with pressure transducers for the changing of spray pressure.

Electroplating

Asterion Adds Technical Sales Engineer for Ohio, Kentucky

Heather Lemieux has a diverse background in technology and customer service, including five years of experience in the oil and gas industry.

Liquid Coating

Navy Developing Coating to Reduce Ship Fuel, Energy Costs

It can repel water, oil, alcohol and even peanut butter, and it might save the U.S. Navy millions of dollars in ship fuel costs, reduce the amount of energy that vessels consume and improve operational efficiency.

Electroplating

Innovative Applications of Electroplating and PVD for New Material Solutions - The 54th William Blum Lecture

The following is Dr. Per Møller’s William Blum Memorial Lecture at SUR/FIN 2018, in Cleveland, Ohio on June 4, 2018, with commentary by NASF Technical Editor James H. Lindsay.  It covers a variety of projects involved with surface finishing applications, including sustainable energy.  Due to Dr. Møller’s serious illness, he was unable to make the journey to SUR/FIN.  In his stead, his longtime professional colleague, Dr. Lars Pleth Nielsen, of the Danish Technological Institute (DTI), presented the lecture. 

Electroplating

A Brite Adds Green Power Products' Switch Mode DC and Pulse Rectifiers

The product line can be used in both the surface finishing and waste-treatment sectors, and are designed not only to save energy, but also to be compact, rugged and corrosion-proof.

Electroplating

New Thermal Coatings for Spacecraft, Satellites Use Metamaterials

Metamaterial optical solar reflectors (meta-OSRs) are the first surface coatings on the outside of a spacecraft, designed to effectively radiate infrared heat away from it while reflecting most of the optical solar spectrum.

Electroplating

Ventilation System Designed for Energy Savings, Worker Protection

KCH Engineered Systems will display its Smart Tank Cover system at Sur/Fin 2018, designed for energy savings and increased worker protection against airborne fugitive emissions.