Valence Everett Obtains Range Rare Lockheed Martin Approvals

Valence Everett has received approval for several Lockheed Martin Aeronautics processes, including a rare approval for Thin Film Sulfuric Anodize.

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Throughput Consulting Hires Cyber Security Officer

Throughput Consulting has hired Joe Coleman as its new cyber security officer to help customers achieve compliance with NIST 800-171, CMMC and DFARS.


Valence Seattle Adds Capability for Black Dye Anodizing

Valence Seattle has added capability for Type II and Type III Anodizing with Class 2 black dye, further expanding its offerings after launching Type III Anodizing operations in September 2020.


Valence Surface Technologies Discusses Defense, Space Approvals

During the downturn of the commercial aerospace sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Valence has used the time to seek new approvals and put some additional focus on the defense and space markets.

Angel 7 and PPG Announce Partnership

Angel 7 and PPG have partnered to provide military and law enforcement with powerful lens and durable coating technology.

Daubert Cromwell's Bore Tube Packing Protects Metal from Corrosion

Daubert Cromwell has expanded its selection of anti-corrosion packaging for military and industrial commercial uses with a VCI-treated bore tube.


Valence Surface Technologies Acquires Fountain Plating

With the acquisition of Fountain, Valence continues to execute its customer-focused strategy to improve the aerospace and defense supply chain.

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Solvent Kleene's D-Zolve Removes Epoxy Coatings

Typical applications include use by military, hospitals, warehousing and marine industries.

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Building Corrosion Control Facilities for Painting Military Aircraft

The U.S. government is experiencing a capacity issue for corrosion control maintenance for C-130 aircraft, but GFS’ Steve DellaSala explains how to get that business with a new system.

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Carlisle Fluid Technologies Acquires Hosco, IDS and Classic Precision

Hosco makes paint circulating and application finishing fittings; IDS manufactures dispense systems and custom engineered fluid controls; and Classic Precision specializes in precision machining for aerospace and defense manufacturing processes.


PriceWalgren and Jessup Systems Provide Custom Surface Finishing Equipment

Industries served by PriceWalgren and Jessup Systems includes automotive, aerospace/military, agricultural and industrial marketplace as well as job shops.

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LumiShield Recognized for Defense Department Corrosion Solution

LumiShield awarded prize for its solution to brake-component corrosion in Defense Department’s new Maritime Combatant Craft Medium Mk I boat trailers to help solve problem faced by troops in the field.


Firearms and Flatware Feed Silvex’s Growing Electroplating Operation

It’s obvious that Silvex specializes in silver, but its processes also reach into the defense, aerospace, power generation and medical industries.

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Pilatus Aircraft Qualifies PPG Aerospace Coatings Systems

The PPG paint systems are qualified for application on the PC-24 Super Versatile Jet; PC-12 NG turboprop airplane; PC-6 multirole aircraft; and PC-21, PC-9 M and PC-7 MkII military trainers.


James E. Leopold, Founder of Vulcanium/RighTech Fabrications, Passes

Leopold passed away on December 28 at age 99. His family said he was an entrepreneur, family man, unapologetic Cubs fan and military hero.

A Super Defense Against Corrosion and Abrasion

This eco-friendly PVD coating protects plastics without producing harmful fumes and waste.

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PPG Donates Coatings to Help Restore A-12 Spy Plane

PPG donated nearly 90 gallons of PPG Desothane HS 8201/F gloss military topcoat in midnight for the livery and four additional colors for markings.

A Conversation with Frank Zimone, Society of Vacuum Coaters

The Society of Vacuum Coaters named Frank Zimone as its executive director earlier this year, but he is no stranger to the organization, having previously served in other roles with the organization and as president of Jenoptik Defense.

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Axalta Forms Partnership with National Transportation Center

Axalta will provide its interactive, commercial transportation curriculum for use in NTC’s Heavy Truck Collision course, which focuses on training military veterans how to properly prepare substrates and successfully complete the truck refinishing process.

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King Coatings Providing Canadian Forces with Mack Truck Coatings

Mack Defense of Allentown, Pennsylvania, was awarded two contracts to provide standard military pattern trucks and related equipment for the Canadian Forces.


Evaluation of Hexavalent Chromium Free Bond Primers for Aerospace and Defense Applications

Three hex chrome free bond primers demonstrated that they can surpass the 960 hour threshold before exhibiting panel corrosion away from the scribe.

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Sherwin-Williams CARC Powder Topcoats Earn Approval from U.S. Army Research Lab

High performance, near-zero gloss CARC powder topcoats help safeguard American military vehicles and the warfighters within through chemical agent resistance and protection from detection through an infrared signature.


Reducing Hexavalent Chromium in Military Anodizing Operations

How U.S. Air Force facilities transitioned a dichromate sealer replacement.

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PPG Donates Military Coatings, Window for EC-135C Aircraft Restoration

PPG donated a boom operator compartment side window and will donate military aircraft coatings to the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate in Ashland, Nebraska.

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