Liquid Coating

Finishing Index Gains Due to Broad Activity Expansion

The Finishing Index is 47.5 as the ongoing slump in business conditions is not universal to the finishing industry. Firms with more than 250 employees have reported expanding conditions since June.


ATI Orbital Sander Designed for Robotic Surface Prep

The compliance force is adjustable to accommodate a variety of applications. 


Valence Surface Technologies Acquires Fountain Plating

With the acquisition of Fountain, Valence continues to execute its customer-focused strategy to improve the aerospace and defense supply chain.
#plating #aerospace #military


Michael Rogers to Keynote SUR/FIN

Rogers is a best-selling author, technology pioneer and futurist, who also serves as futurist-in-residence for the New York Times.
#plating #surfin

Powder Coating

Hitachi Hosts Free Plating Webinar on Process Control Feb. 25

Products Finishing presents Hitachi webinar on how to monitor and adjust plating line to ensure high quality.
#education #plating


Tri-Mer Offers Stainless Steel Dust Collector Version

The MCD Whirl Wet is a modular conveyor dragout system that was engineered for facilities with high dust loadings or that operate continuously.


The Formulation of Electroless Nickel-Phosphorus Plating Baths

Originally published as K. Parker, Plating and Surface Finishing, 74 (2), 60-65 (1987), this paper was awarded the 1988 AESF Gold Medal for Best Paper published in Plating and Surface Finishing in 1987.   The functions of various bath components are discussed in detail.  Organic acid complexants, buffers and stabilizers were added to a lactic acid bath to determine their effects on plating rate, bath stability and deposit resistance to nitric acid.


NASF/AESF University Funded Research Transitioned to Industry: Practical Performance Improvements in Functional REACH-Compliant Trivalent Chromium Plating

This paper shows information learned from a NASF/AESF Foundation Research grant which has led to successful application. The work at the University of Houston (UH) is discussed – a technique developed to perform in-situ analysis of the stress of the chromium deposit from a REACH-compliant trivalent chromium electrolyte. An understanding of crack formation during plating has led the way to a means to avoid it. Faraday Technology Inc. scaled-up and optimized the same process through support from the U.S. Army. The results enabled significant chromium coating performance enhancements, matching the wear index of conventional Cr deposits from hexavalent baths.
#surfin #nasf #plating


Uyemura Appoints Troy McNulty Midwest Sales Manager

McNulty will focus on Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan region.
#plating #sales


ECS Environmental Solutions Acquires KCH Engineered Systems and Heil Engineered Process Equipment

Combined entity focuses on meeting odor and air pollution control needs of both municipal and industrial customers.
#sustainability #plating