Former Products Finishing Columnist Carl Izzo Passes

Izzo was a paint consultant when he joined the magazine after spending a career as a scientist researching paints and coatings for Westinghouse and PPG.
#masking #pollutioncontrol #curing

Parts Cleaning

How to Identify Substrate or Paint Defect

Q. Over the past several years we have had a coating defect anomaly randomly show up on painted parts...Cleaning expert David S. Peterson takes a close look at cleaning processes to identify the root cause. 

Parts Cleaning

Kyzen Hosts Educational Training

The seminar focused on solvent regulatory changes affecting the industry, and the solvent-based materials currently available to meet cleaning and environmental needs today and in the future.
#regulation #workforcedevelopment #sustainability

Powder Coating

Jeff Hale Celebrates 30 Years at Gema

The current Marketing Director for Gema has held a variety of positions within the company, including engineering, project management, product management, territory sales and distribution sales.
#curing #masking #marketing

Parts Cleaning

BASF Invests $40 Million in Automotive Coatings in North America

The investments add capacity to the company’s production plants in Greenville, Ohio, and Tultitlan, Mexico.
#automotive #masking #pollutioncontrol


Gardner Business Index: May 2017 — 55.1

Finishing Business Index records best reading in five years.

Liquid Coating

Supercar Gets Super Ecoat System

Honda builds unique ecoat system for Acura NSX at $70 million Performance Manufacturing Center.
#masking #measurement-testing #automotive

Parts Cleaning

Study Shows Electric Impulses Sterilize Industrial Water, Paints

Sterilization of industrial water and paints with electric impulses is the objective of the DiWaL cooperation project funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
#masking #pollutioncontrol #education

Parts Cleaning

Choosing the Right Aqueous Cleaning Operation

For most machining processes, water-based solutions can be applied using tailored technologies for specific applications.

Parts Cleaning

Do Your Own Compatibility Testing

It’s helpful to check for compatibility problems before setting up a new cleaning process, before adding a new product and before changing a process.