Mark Schario from Columbia Chemical explains USCAR’s multiyear project to determine how various trivalent chromium systems would perform in the real world.
APC has an extensive polishing and buffing department, one that has been a mainstay of the shop for more than 60 years.
The company says the move will also allow it to provide additional service to an expanding customer base.
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Gary Kriesch leads the business unit at Tri-Mer Corp. that specializes in turnkey anodizing, electrocoating and other metal finishing systems. In this helpful article, he offers insights into the design, selection and maintenance of tanks that are the heart of those systems.
Gary Kriesch leads the business unit at Tri-Mer Corp. that specializes in turnkey anodizing, electrocoating and other metal finishing systems. Photo Credit: Tri-Mer Corp. Q. What advice do you have for selecting process tanks? It begins with design. The most critical joint in a welded tank — whether metal or polymer — is the weld between the bottom channel and the vertical. The entire design is based around ...READ MORE
Anodizing has capital costs and benefits beyond the machines — companies evaluating in-house systems should examine them carefully before committing.
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INNOVATIONS IN ANODIZING TECHNOLOGY
Coventya Inc. introduces Alumal Elox 557, a liquid product designed to enhance the conventional anodizing electrolyte based on sulfuric acid.
CHEMEON’s eTCP RTU conversion coating and anodic seal leaves a distinct violet coloration on coated parts, easing quality assurance efforts.
MacDermid Enthone has debuted a new Autotex AM hardcoat film with antimicrobial features. The company recommends this film for quick service restaurants.
Luster-On Aluminescent is manufactured in powder form to provide economical and easy-to-use product.
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