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Controlling Quality of Zinc Flake Coatings on Steel Fasteners

Scott McEuen, North American business development manager of zinc flake coatings at Atotech, explains how the quality of zinc flake coatings depends on good adhesion and bonding to the substrate of the fasteners.
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Atotech Two-coat System Meets French OEM Fastener System Standards

Zintek 200 SL F features high corrosion protection, controlled friction properties and a reduced number of coating layers.

Electroplating

Finishing Index Contracts as COVID-19 Disrupts Economy

Index falls to historic low as domestic and foreign orders activity weakens.
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Jack Maliszewski Retires From Reliable Plating Works

Reliable Plating Works announces the retirement of executive vice president Jack Maliszewski after 47 years of dedicated service.

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Electro-codeposition of MCrAlY Coatings for Advanced Gas Turbine Applications - 9th Quarterly Report

The NASF Research Board has funded a research grant at the Tennessee Technological University, under the direction of Professor Ying Zhang.  The objective is to study and optimize the MCrAlY electro-codeposition process to improve the coating oxidation/corrosion performance.  In this reporting period, the study studied a sulfur-free fluoborate plating solution.  Although the fluoborate solution is sulfur-free and offers high plating rates, the CrAlY powder was attacked by the fluoborate anion.  The fluoborate-based plating bath may be suitable for codeposition of more inert particles but not for active CrAlY-based powders. 
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OEM Testing Matrix Review with Trivalent Chromium

Continued tightening of regulations on hexavalent chromium used in decorative plating have caused an increased interest from OEMs in the performance of trivalent chromium plating regarding extended outdoor corrosion and accelerated corrosion performance tests.  This article reports on corrosion testing results of trivalent chromium deposits with various thickness levels of chromium and various STEP values of the underlying nickel deposits.
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Technic's Italy Location Celebrates 40 Years

Technic Italgalvano provides metal finishing products and technical services to customers in Europe, Russia, and the Middle East.

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Coronavirus Response in Manufacturing: Haviland Enterprises

In response to the coronavirus crisis, Haviland has delivered its first batch of 500 gallons of hand sanitizer at no charge for groups within its local community (re)filling pump or squeeze-style sanitizer dispensers.

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Graham Torr Joins Columbia Chemical

Columbia Chemical hires Graham Torr as managing director of the company’s global business portfolio including Europe, Mexico, South Africa and South America.

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2020 Top Shops Benchmarking Survey Results for Electroplating & Anodizing

North American Market Shows Mixed Results for the 2019 Reporting Year
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