Chemeon Adds Research Scientist
Alec Kindall recently earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Arizona State University.
Chemeon Surface Technology has hired Alec Kindall as a research scientist. He recently earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Arizona State University.
Question: I am new to this industry and have heard about smut and desmutting operations.
The cornerstone of quality and productivity for any finishing operation, process control is a plater’s key to success. To find out how far techniques have come, where they’re headed in the future, and how platers can raise the bar, Products Finishing convened a panel of experts for a roundtable discussion on the topic. With well over 100 years of combined plating experience, experts Greg Arneson, Art Kushner, Peter Gallerani and Joelie Zak share their thoughts.
In this paper, a review of several process solutions, examining coolants, solvent cleaning, alkaline clean/etch and deoxidizing/desmutting, listing intended and unintended chemical reactions along with possible mechanisms that would favor corrosion formation.