Volkswagen Approves MacDermid's Trivalent Chromium Process

Volkswagen approves Trilyte Flash SF to meet its global requirements for decorative exterior and interior trim.
#plating #automotive


Caplugs CSPP Plugs Mask Angled Faces

Caplugs’ CSPP series plugs can be used for finishing processes.

Liquid Coating

Atotech Announces Staff Updates

Specialty chemicals and equipment company has management changes in sales and marketing.
#management #plating #marketing


Goad's PVDF Liners Feature Drop-In Installation

Liners designed for highly corrosive, high-temperature applications.
#plating #surfin

Powder Coating

Asterion Celebrates Customers, Holidays with Donation to Habitat Indy

The finishing supplier matched its employees’ contributions and donated more than $1,300 to the organization that helps remodel and build homes for people in the community.


Finisher Noble Aerospace Partners with NASCAR Champion Martin Truex Jr.

Truex will function as a public ambassador for owner of Embee Processing and All Metal Processing, as the company elevates its awareness throughout North America.
#plating #aerospace


Decorative Trivalent Chromium Deposits Applied by Barrel Electroplating

With the wide acceptance of the benefits of decorative trivalent chromium plating, there is a growing demand to successfully adapt this technology to barrel plating.  Traditionally, trivalent chromium deposits were not commercially viable using barrel electroplating.  Factors such as barrel design, cathode contact, anode placement and current density must be considered when providing a trivalent chromium barrel electrodeposit.  This presentation outlines trivalent deposits applied in a barrel and examines variables in operating and electrolyte compositions.
#research #plating #surfin

Liquid Coating

Atotech's Techseal Brilliant Silver Maximizes Performance

Topcoat provides appearance of zinc plating with the benefits of zinc flake coatings.


Electro-codeposition of MCrAlY Coatings for Advanced Gas Turbine Applications - 8th Quarterly Research Report

This NASF-AESF Foundation research project report covers the eighth quarter of project work (October-December 2019) on AESF Foundation Research at Tennessee Tech. The objective of the work is to study and optimize the MCrAlY electro-codeposition process to improve the coating oxidation/corrosion performance.  In this quarter, the effects of particle density and shape on codeposition were studied.  The results show that the shape of the particles plays an important role.
#research #plating #nasf


VIDEO: A Look at the 2020 Automotive Finishing Market

Michael Guckes, chief economist for Gardner Intelligence, offers a lengthy discussion on what he sees ahead for the automotive sector in 2020 and beyond.
#economics #plating #automotive