Pollution Control

John Fletcher Stands Down as Chairman of ASTM D01 Paint Committee

Fletcher ill continue his role as Chairman of D01 Sub-committee D01.23: Physical Properties of Applied Paint Films.
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Powder Coating

Hentzen Coatings Awards Newest Approved Applicator, PTF Industrial Coatings

After line audit and physical testing to the AAMA 2605 specification, PTF Industrial Coatings in Hialeah, Florida, awarded Approved Applicator status.
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Parts Cleaning

BASF Opens New Automotive Center in Houston

Center includes the latest in virtual and in-person training facilities, spray booths and market-leading application equipment.
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Pollution Control

Axalta, Jeff Gordon Make a Splash at the ECOAT16 Conference

Axalta’s most advanced E-Coat, the tin-free technology used in AquaEC 6100 helps meet environmental goals.
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Electrocoating Q&A: Film Thickness Options

What type of epoxy ecoat do most automotive companies use for their steel parts?

Liquid Coating

GBI: Finishing for January 2016—46.4

New orders index continues to improve.


L.A. Law

Criminal action against California platers shows the heat is on.


Electrocoating Q&A: Orange Peel Effects on Steel Parts

We are experiencing intermittent orange peel effects on steel parts that are zinc plated before phosphate and black epoxy ecoat paint.

Pollution Control

Measure soluble salts on surfaces significantly faster with the new Elcometer 130 SSP Soluble Salt Profiler

Portable, hand-held gauge which accurately and reliably measures 4 Bresle equivalent readings in less than three minutes
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Pollution Control

BASF Presents Winner of 2016 Fight Club of Automotive Design

Omar Gonzalez won the 2016 Middlecott Sketchbattle Experiment, Detroit’s first-ever “Fight Club of Design."
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