Parts Cleaning

Optimizing Aqueous Cleaning Requires Proper Design and Maintenance

A well designed and proactively managed aqueous washer system provides premium performance.

Parts Cleaning

How to Use Pretreatment to Improve Salt Spray Hours

Q. Our goal is to have our gas regulators pass ASTM B117 for 500 hours. We use an epoxy powder coat; parts are treated with zinc phosphate first, then powder coated. We are seeing the internal parts of the castings rusting prematurely. Which spec could I call out to increase corrosion protection, MIL-DTL-16232G Type Z, class? Or TT-C-490, Type I?

Parts Cleaning

How to Strip Zinc Phosphate Without Using Chromic Acid

Q. I want to remove zinc phosphate from hardware parts after cold heading. Typically to remove zinc phosphate, I would soak in chromic acid at a high temperature, but this is not a viable or safe method for bulk treatment. Can I just hit the parts with a higher concentration of potassium hydroxide at a higher temperature to remove the zinc phosphate?

Parts Cleaning

Intermittent Phosphate Line Usage

Q. I inherited a cleaning and phosphate line and over the last two weeks, we have lost our phosphate solution twice. I am told it is because we have lost iron in the solution. Is there an additive that can be used to help maintain the solution as the tank is not in constant use?


Greatness Begins with a V1 Moment

With commitment and courage, success is pinned to taking risks.

Powder Coating

Life Cycle: Powder Coat Turns Bikes into Fine-Tuned Machines

Two San Francisco bike makers turn to powder coating to finish their custom products.
#curing #masking

Powder Coating

Kyzen, CJI Host 'Clean and Green' Seminar June 13-14

The two firms will be offering two days of training, with several technical sessions and hands-on testing throughout the day. The training is free, but space is limited.
#plating #workforcedevelopment

Parts Cleaning

Ecoat18 Seeks Papers for 2018 Conference

Speaking opportunities include keynote addresses, general sessions, panel discussions and focused workshops on relevant issues faced by today's finishers.
#masking #pollutioncontrol

Parts Cleaning

Gardner Business Index: March 2017 — 55.5

Industries across the board demonstrate strong growth.

Powder Coating

Parts2Clean Show Addresses New Cleaning Challenges

Global trends such as electromobility, lightweight construction, Industry 4.0, sustainability and more at show Oct. 24-26 in Stuttgart, Germany.
#plating #Industry40 #sustainability