Columbia Chemical Corp.

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Brunswick, OH 44212 US

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As your global plating partner, Columbia Chemical provides high quality, specialty chemistries to the surface finishing industry.

Your Global Plating Partner

Don't Gamble on your Black Trivalent Chromium Plating

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How Trivalent Chrome Compares to Hexavalent
Columbia Chemical’s Mark Schario explains how the performance of trivalent chromium compares to hexavalent chromium, and what is needed to make the change to tri-chrome plating.

Converting to Trivalent Chrome from Hexavalent
Although this requires an initial time and cost investment, Columbia Chemical’s Mark Schario says the benefits of trivalent over hexavalent quickly and increasingly overcome the drawbacks.

Mark Schario

Webinar Discusses Switch from Hexavalent to Trivalent
Columbia Chemical and Products Finishing will host a free webinar on October 18 that will address regulations, process differences, conversion details, cost factors and benefits.

Columbia Chemcial Tri-COL electroplating

Tri-Chrome Processes are Chloride-Based for Faster Plating
Columbia Chemical’s TriCOL trivalent chromium electroplating processes are chloride-based for faster plating speed over sulfate-based electrolyte processes.

plated high-carbon steel bolts

Fixing Adhesion Issues on High-Carbon Steel
Columbia Chemical’s Matt Schario says focus on the acid pickling stage of the plating process to solve adhesion issues on high-carbon steel.

handheld profilometer measures surface roughness on Hull cell panels

Leveling the Field in Nickel Plating
Profilometry helps determine the leveling characteristics of Watts nickel baths.

Columbia Chemical’s TriCOL trivalent chromium electroplating processes are chloride-based for a faster plating speed as compared to processes operating in full sulfate electrolytes.

Columbia Chemical Offers Trivalent Chromium Process with Faster Plating Speed
Columbia Chemical’s TriCOL trivalent chromium electroplating processes are chloride-based for a faster plating speed as compared to processes operating in full sulfate electrolytes.

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Columbia Chemical Launches New Website
Columbia Chemical, a global manufacturer of surface finishing additives, announces the launch of a newly designed website offering visitors a more user-friendly experience.

Mejor control de la aleación en baños zinc-níquel alcalino
En la deposición de la capa de zinc-níquel en un baño zinc-ní­quel alcalino, la protección contra la corrosión está relacionada, en parte, con el porcentaje de níquel en el depósito.

Better Alloy Control of Alkaline Zinc Nickel Baths
The factors that influence nickel content in deposits from alkaline non-cyanide zinc nickel baths.

This year, Products Finishing looks back at the industry’s top new products and services for industrial surface finishing.

Top Surface Finishing Innovations of 2016
We look back at the industry’s top new products and services for the past year.

Columbia Chemical Names Schario And Boehmer To New Positions
Schario promoted to Vice President, Global Business Development, and Boehmer promoyed to Director, Domestic Business Development

Columbia Chemical Adds Kissig, Del Guidice
Lab chemist Kissig most recently served as a research technologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Del Guidice brings five years of retail and business-to-business marketing.

Elyria Plating as a certified Columbia Approved Resource (C.A.R.) applicator
The re-approval was conducted by lab chemist Shauna Butauski, as she becomes another member of the Columbia Chemical global automotive approval team.

Plateco Earns Columbia Chemical's CAR Certification
Electroplater in Reedsburg, Wisconsin, recently earned certification as a Columbia Approved Resource applicator; this certification was attained through a stringent quality control audit, conducted in collaboration with Columbia Chemical.

Columbia Chemical Unveils TriCol Blackjack Black Trivalent Chromium Plating Process
Process operates in a mixed sulfate and chloride electrolyte to give metal distribution across the entire current density plating range.

Columbia Chemical Appoints Customer Service Representative and Lab Chemist
Jirgens will handle all aspects of fulfilling orders for U.S. customers and Adkins will provide customers with detailed analytical reports.

Columbia Chemical’s Process Uses Mixed Sulfate and Chloride Electrolyte
These baths are engineered to provide a range of black trivalent chrome finishes from a light smoky black to a richer, deeper black.

Columbia Chemical Invests $250k to Upgrade Lab Equipment
The renovation supports the development of innovative chemistries and product support for customers and OEMS, while meeting ISO and ASTM standards.

Columbia Chemical Renews ISO Registrations
The renewal audit was conducted by Orion Registrar.

Product Categories of Columbia Chemical Corp.

Chromate Conversion Coatings
Cleaning & Pretreatment Chemicals
Cleaning Chemicals, aqueous
Dyes for Chromate and/or Phosphate Coatings
Inhibitors, acid pickling
Lacquer
Phosphate Coating Chemicals
Pickling Solutions
Plating Processes, cadmium
Plating Processes, chromium, trivalent
Plating Processes, nickel
Plating Processes, nickel, electroless
Plating Processes, tin
Plating Processes, tin-zinc
Plating Processes, zinc
Plating Processes, zinc-cobalt
Plating Processes, zinc-iron
Plating Processes, zinc-nickel
Pollution Control Chemicals, heavy-metal removal
Rinse Aids
Rust-Preventive Chemicals and Oils