PRETREATMENTS

Test to Find Answers to a Cleaning Solution Dilemma

Finding the best cleaning fluid for a specific application is possible by carrying out practical trials, backed by lab analyses.

On the Line Podcast

PF’s On the Line podcast presents stories from the world of finishing in the voices of those who are in the trenches doing the work. Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform.

Chemcoaters Hires Connor McMenamin as President

McMenamin previously worked at Tata Steel, where he held positions in sales, account management and country head in Mexico.
#management #sales

VaporTech Customizes CVD and PVD Coating Colors

PVD and DLC coating machines are simple to integrate into manufacturing processes. 
#vacuum-vapor

AZZ Metal Coatings Offers Variety of Pretreatment Processes

AZZ provides hot-dip galvanizing, powder coating, metalizing and steel surface treatment.
#masking #curing

Finishing Hall of Fame

  • 2020 Finishing Hall of Fame Inductees

    Brad Andreae, the late Dr. George Dubpernell, Jim Jones, the late Daniel Leonhardt and Clifford Roy are selected for the 2020 Finishing Hall of Fame inductee class.

  • 2018 Hall of Fame Inductees

    Abner Brenner, Dr. George E.F. Brewer, Daniel Brockman, Richard Crain, Pieter de Lange, Ronald Duncan, Dr. Erwin Gemmer, David Marsh and Blair Vandivier were picked by an independent panel of industry executives.
     

  • 2017 Hall of Fame Inductees

    Frederick Gumm, John Horner, Dr. Leslie Lancy, John Lindstedt and Milt Stevenson Sr. were elected by a panel for their contributions to the surface finishing industry.

ASK THE PRETREATMENTS EXPERT

Longer, Cleaner Plating Bath Life

Angelo Magrone of Bales Metal Surface Solutions suggests adding an agitation and filtration system to keep plating pretreatment tanks cleaner, longer.

Q: What can I do to ensure a longer, cleaner bath life for plating pretreatment? Just like our dinner dishes, letting parts soak is a perfectly adequate way of cleaning them before plating. However, what if we can clean them faster, without interrupting the manufactures’ parameters? I think we can all agree on how important pretreatment is to plating. So why do we tolerate letting cleaning ...READ MORE

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How To Reduce Steps Required In Nonferrous Surface Finishing

The finishing of parts made from various copper and aluminum alloys traditionally require many distinct and separate process steps, and Hubbard-Hall’s Mike Valenti explains how both come with their own unique needs .
#asktheexpert

Top Reasons to Switch to a Better Cleaning Fluid

Venesia Hurtubise from MicroCare says switching to the new modern cleaning fluids will have a positive impact on your cleaning process.
#asktheexpert

INNOVATIONS IN PRETREATMENTS TECHNOLOGY

Advances in Near Neutral pH Descaling

Atotech’s UniPrep AC products offer versatile alternatives to conventional chemical and mechanical descaling methods.

Hubbard-Hall's Metal Guard 560 Prevents Rust with Thin Film

Hubbard-Hall’s Metal Guard 560 provides a thin-film rust preventative excellent for situations in which dimensional change is unacceptable.

Hubbard-Hall’s Aquaease Infinity Line Cleaners Reduce Costs

The company says its line of cleaners and Arbortech membrane technology can reduce cleaning costs by 35% and reclaim 95% of production cleaner.
#surfin

Ecoclean Service App Available for IOS, Android

App enables two-way exchange between equipment users and Ecoclean customer service employees via video call and chat functions.

EcoClean's EcoCcore Now Manufactured in U.S.

Location gives customers in North America more immediate access to knowledge, skills and resources for training, parts and service. 
#workforcedevelopment

Alkaline Detergent Designed for Difficult Cleaning Applications

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