Liquid Coating

Electrocoat Addition

Question: We currently have a five-stage zinc phosphate washer and are powder coating various metal parts for original equipment manufacturers.
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Parts Cleaning

E-Coat Prep

Question: Please advise if you know of a best practice for cleaning or other surface preparation for e-coating that needs to be “secondary crimped.” L.N.
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Powder Coating

What Temperature Profiling System is Right for Me?

Today, profiling systems that are both sophisticated and easy to use can give a clear pass/fail finding, document regulatory compliance, let operators know when and where their ovens are trending out of acceptable limits or show that a process is within suppliers’ or customers’ specifications.
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Powder Coating

Conveyors and Paint Systems

Choosing the right conveyor system, coating technology, and ancillary equipment.
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Vacuum/Vapor Coating

Are Ionic Liquids Right for Your Parts Cleaning Job?

Ionic liquids have also been considered for parts cleaning applications because of their negligible vapor pressure, high thermal and electrochemical stability, and low melting points of less than 100°C.
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Parts Cleaning

Meeting the Critical Cleaning Challenge

Today’s parts cleaning industry faces numerous challenges that can make the selection of an effective critical cleaning system difficult

Parts Cleaning

NASF REPORT: Is EPA Playing Dirty With Chromium Data?

NASF’s Jeff Hannapel and Christian Richter point to major flaws, bad precedent in EPA chromium air rule. NASF leaders have submitted a 100-page package of comments to the EPA in response to the agency’s proposed rule for chromium finishing operations.
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Liquid Coating

An Introduction to Cyclic Corrosion Testing

A more realistic way to perform salt spray tests.


Guarding Against Counterfeit Parts

We have been doing a lot of defense work lately and are concerned about counterfeit parts. How can we protect ourselves?
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80 Years Helping Finishers

Our readers share how Products Finishing has helped their careers as the magazine celebrates its 80th year covering the finishing industry.
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