Joe Saad Retires from Acme Manufacturing Company

Highly recognized globally as an industry expert in metal finishing, Acme VP of Sales & Maketing Joe Saad has been instrumental in the development polishing automation solutions for automotive trim, truck bumpers, aluminum wheels, plumbing components, hand tools and builders' hardware during his career.


NASF Update: Paycheck Protection Program

The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) explains the latest details of the legislative package for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that would reportedly allow more flexibility for surface finishers to spend forgivable loans for payrolls and expenses.


Hunter Chemical Offers Variety of Finishing Products

Fume suppressants and high-speed catalysts are produced for hard chrome plating, decorative chrome plating and anodizing applications.


Altana Names New Supervisory Board Chairman

The supervisory board of the specialty chemicals group Altana has elected Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber as its new chairman.


Troubleshooting Bright Nickel Processes: How to Identify the Problem

For bright nickel process troubleshooting, Doug Lay of Coventya suggests narrowing the scope with a checklist.


Columbia Chemical's TriCol Process Enhances Metal Distribution

TriCol Décor process for trivalent chromium plating is chloride based for faster plating, according to the company  


Asterion Ultra Zinc-Nickel Systems Provide Corrosion Resistance

Asterion’s line of ultra alkaline and acid zinc-nickel plating systems produce a high nickel alloy of 12–16%.


Dynapower Products Help Power Surface Finishing Lines

Dynapower rectifiers, controllers and preventative maintenance programs keep processes running.


Uyemura's Galvanic Rhodium Alloy Improves Durability

Rhodium coatings have improved durability with deposits being crack-free up to 1 μm.


Haviland Chemistries Keep Plating Operations Inline

Products include cleaners and chromates for anodizing and zincating.


Pavco Grows Portfolio of Metal Finishing Technologies

Pavco to showcase systems for alloys, zinc, nickel, chrome, copper and newly released conversion coatings.


Metalor's Metal Plating Processes Meet Stringent Requirements

Procesesses designed for a variety of applications.


Plating International Offers Single-Component EN

Company manufactures and distributes specialty chemicals and equipment to the metal finishing industry. 


Atotech's Hybrid Approach Combines Organic and Plating Finishes

Atotech has more than 100 hybrid systems for applications such as painting over chrome for decorative trim and painting over zinc alloy plating for brake calipers.


Caplugs' CSPP-SH Series Plugs Withstand Anodizing and Ecoating

These plugs provide a tight fit for the clear hole below the angled area, promoting secure protection from foreign debris.


Coventya's Plating Process Alternatives are PFAS-Free

PFAS-free technologies, such as Tristar trivalent decorative sulfate and chloride-based chrome processes, meet OEM automotive trim requirements.


Aldonex Manufactures Industrial Power Supplies

Products include rectifiers, data loggers, and amp hour totalizers and controllers.


Lanco Supplies and Buys Used Metal Finishing Equipment

Lanco buys, sells and trades used and refurbished filter presses, rectifiers, plating lines, spin dryers, sludge dryers, clarifiers and more.

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SanRex Creates Plating Power Supplies

Company’s DCAuto HKD-G Series serves as power source for plating small capacities.

Coronavirus Coverage

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.


Filter Pump Creates Custom Pumps, Systems

Product line includes array of custom pumps, including vertical seal-less immersible; horizontal-centrifugal direct drive; magnetic-driven centrifugal; and self-priming.


Birchwood Technologies Manufactures Range of Metal Finishing Chemicals

Birchwood Technologies makes Tru Temp mid-temperature black oxide, alkaline soak cleaners, rust preventives, Presto Black room-temperature blackeners for iron and steel.


Elsyca Designs, Optimizes Electrochemical Processes

Elsyca’s processes include electroplating, electropolishing, ecoating, electroforming and anodizing.


Arkema's Kynar Flex PVDF Resists Corrosion

These resins are designed to bring chemical resistance and prolonged life to plating equipment.