Powder Coating

How to Stop Outgassing with Die-Cast Parts

Q. We run aluminum extrusions using a chrome treatment conversion coating. We began running aluminum die-cast parts and are seeing small blisters and holes in the coating. How can we stop this?


Gardner Business Index: February 2017 — 55.7

The finishing industry expands for the second consecutive month, as the industry grew at its fastest rate since May 2012.

Powder Coating

Chemetall Receives Highest Airbus Award for Third Time

Only four out of a total of 68 strategic key suppliers of Airbus have received this "Accredited Supplier" award in 2016.
#plating #aerospace

Parts Cleaning

Axalta Launches Mobile Color Matching App for Powder Coaters

The free tool allows users to scan any surface and easily match it to an Alesta stock powder coating hue which increases productivity by eliminating the wait for a sample powder or color chip delivery.
#curing #masking

Parts Cleaning

Cleaning Experts Come Together to Discuss Forming Industry Association in the U.S.

Leaders in industrial cleaning come together before the Parts Cleaning Expo at PMTS to discuss forming a new association dedicated to cleaning technologies and applications.


PPG Coatings Protect World's Tallest Condo Tower

Designed by noted architect Rafael Viñoly, the 96-story skyscraper features a lattice-like network of aluminum window wall systems finished with PPG's Duranar Sunstorm Gray Mica and Sunlight Silver coatings.
#masking #pollutioncontrol #curing

Parts Cleaning

Can Aqueous Alkaline Cleaner Be Used on Aluminum?

Q. Should I not use the same bath to process aluminum and stainless steel? Can aqueous alkaline cleaner be used on aluminum?

Parts Cleaning

Gardner Business Index: January 2017

Finishing industry expands for the first time since June 2015.

Parts Cleaning

Surface Finishing Mexico Holds Second Show

Mexican Association for Surface Finishing expects 2,000 visitors.

Parts Cleaning

Kyzen’s McChesney to Present on Parts Cleaning Environmental Concerns

McChesney will present and discuss “Parts Cleaning and Environmental Concerns. Choosing a Green Solvent” on March 7 at 3 p.m.