NASF Palmetto Technical Conference is Oct. 9-11

Chapter President Paul Skelton says the event brings together a community of metal finishing professionals to promote and advance the industry’s past, present and future.
#nasf #plating


Alkaline Detergent Designed for Difficult Cleaning Applications

Madison Chemical's Clean-Gard 83 suited for ultrasonic cleaning.

Pollution Control

Understanding Compliance Inspection using the 6Ps Model

Staff from  the City of Los Angeles Sanitation Department’s Bureau of Sanitation’s Industrial Waste Management Division, explain how metal finishers can utilize the 6Ps Model.
#management #pollutioncontrol #research


Colloy A-Z-N 300 Addresses Common Plating Problem

Columbia Chemical replaces ammonium chloride/high salt content in older zinc-nickel systems.


Maximizing the Service Life of Process Tanks

PVDF liners have a proven history with delivering end users longer lasting, lower maintenance plating tanks.

Liquid Coating

Finding Correlations to Salt Spray and UV Protection Hours

Bob Hohn with Assured Testing Services says it is often difficult to equate test duration to actual years of field service.
#asktheexpert #plating


Houston Plating and Coatings Propels Itself to No. 1 in 2019 Top Shop Survey

HPC finds itself atop the Products Finishing Top Shops Benchmarking Survey as the No. 1-rated liquid and powder coater facility in North America for 2019.
#marketing #plating


How Zinc Flake Systems Ensure High Corrosion Protection

Albert Gelles, technical director at Doerken Corporation USA, a member of Dörken MKS, explains how zinc flake coatings offer a high degree of cathodic protection with thin film coating thickness.

Liquid Coating

Finishing Index Ends 30 Consecutive Months of Expansion

June Finishing Index is 47.5, over five points lower than the reading from the same month one year ago.
#economics #plating

Powder Coating

25 Lessons in 25 Years

In my own little way of commemorating 25 years in executive leadership, I offer the 25 most valuable lessons I’ve learned in 25 years.
#management #plating