Products Finishing January Issue Preview

A look at the stories in the January issue of Products Finishing


Diamond Coating Spurs Electroplater's Growth

Surface Technology’s Composite Diamond Coatings spur growth for supplier, plater.

Powder Coating

Medical Industry Shows Signs of Strength

Gardner Intelligence’s chief economist, Michael Guckes, says company earnings and economic data both indicate short- and long-term growth for manufacturers in the medical industry.


Hixson Metal Finishing Battles its Way to No. 1

The California shop’s road to success began two decades ago with new leadership and commitment to refocus.

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.


Gardner Intelligence's Michael Guckes on Aerospace Economic Trends and Outlook

The economist says that, as air traffic increases, the aerospace manufacturing industry can look forward to similar growth.

Liquid Coating

Preview the International Finishing and Coating Summit

Watch Products Finishing Publisher Todd Luciano talk with Anne Goyer, executive director of the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) about the International Finishing and Coating Summit (IFCS), to be held July 30–August 1.

Liquid Coating

Diamond Vogel Unveils New Brand Identity

The redesign includes a modernized and simplified update to the company’s iconic windmill logo, and a new look and feel to its branded communications and signage.

Powder Coating

Axalta Gifts Mobility to Kids with Physical Disabilities

Axalta Coating Systems partnered with Atrium Health’s Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital, Hendrick Motorsports, LP Building Products and GoBabyGo! to build custom vehicles for children with mobility issues.
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Massachusetts Plater Honored by Immigration Organization

Fausto Garcia, a native of the Dominican Republic, founded metal finishing business Five Star Plating in Lawrence, Massachusetts.