ELECTROPLATING

Copper Anode Filming and Sludge Formation

Clarifying the role of film formation and anode-sludge creation in connection with the use of phosphorus-containing copper anodes in electroplating.
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40 Under 40

Products Finishing is recognizing the industry’s top young talent through an annual 40 Under 40 program.

How to Create a ‘Frictionless’ Plating & Coating Supply Chain

Making an outside finishing vendor part of an integrated supply chain cuts costs for both parties and — even more importantly — enables increased throughput.
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2020 Top Shops for Liquid and Powder Coating

The sixth annual Top Shops Benchmarking Survey measured shops based on more than 50 operational metrics including lead time, on-time delivery, first-pass quality yield and finishing equipment usage, among others.
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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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Polishing Is Spot-On For Arlington Plating

APC has an extensive polishing and buffing department, one that has been a mainstay of the shop for more than 60 years.
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Aircraft X-Ray Laboratories Brings Hi-Tech to the Plating Shop

New leadership brought changes to AXL, which have propelled them into becoming one of the premier facilities in the U.S.
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Wisconsin's Professional Plating Provides Triple Threat as 5-Time Top Shop

Professional Plating is a 5-Time Products Finishing Top Shop winner that provides plating, powder coating and electrocoating services.
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Avoiding Adhesion Failure Due to Paraffin

Greg Terrell

Greg Terrell

Director of Business Development , Coventya

For plating applicators, paraffin residue can cause poor adhesion, delayed blistering or other poor-quality performance of the plated deposit, including poor corrosion resistance. Coventya director of business development Greg Terrell explains how to remove paraffin-based lubricants prior to plating. 

Q:  We recently ran into a rash of adhesion failures on our rack alkaline zinc line, and we traced it back to a new job. We obtained an SDS on the lubricant used and a main ingredient was a paraffin. What is the best way to remove this? First, why is paraffin a good additive? The metal-forming industry focuses on lubricants that extend the life of the tooling ...READ MORE

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Troubleshooting Bright Nickel Processes: How to Identify the Problem

For bright nickel process troubleshooting, Doug Lay of Coventya suggests narrowing the scope with a checklist.
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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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Fixing Dull Parts From Alkaline Zinc-Nickel Bath

A lack of expected brightness is a common malady affecting many alkaline zinc-nickel platers, and MacDermid Enthone’s Adam Blakeley provides some answers to fix it.
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Phosphorus Copper Anodes for Acid Copper Plating

Copper anodes produced from pure copper cathodes will result in a copper purity of greater than 99.99% copper, including silver and the alloyed phosphorus, according to Univertical’s André Depew.
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Using Alternatives in Pretreatment Baths for Degreasing

Effective cleaning at low, even ambient temperatures, is possible, says Atotech’s Brandon Lloyd, and creates a safer work environment and reduces energy demands.
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Summary Report on USCAR Field Test for Trivalent Chromium

Mark Schario from Columbia Chemical explains USCAR’s multiyear project to determine how various trivalent chromium systems would perform in the real world.
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INNOVATIONS IN ELECTROPLATING TECHNOLOGY

Asterion Introduces New Zinc-Nickel Process

Asterion’s TECHNILLOY ZN NI 770 process offers corrosion protection, while delivering consistent and repeatable uniform surfaces.
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Hunter Chemical Offers Variety of Finishing Products

Fume suppressants and high-speed catalysts are produced for hard chrome plating, decorative chrome plating and anodizing applications.
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Columbia Chemical's TriCol Process Enhances Metal Distribution

TriCol Décor process for trivalent chromium plating is chloride based for faster plating, according to the company  
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Asterion Ultra Zinc-Nickel Systems Provide Corrosion Resistance

Asterion’s line of ultra alkaline and acid zinc-nickel plating systems produce a high nickel alloy of 12–16%.
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Dynapower Products Help Power Surface Finishing Lines

Dynapower rectifiers, controllers and preventative maintenance programs keep processes running.
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Uyemura's Galvanic Rhodium Alloy Improves Durability

Rhodium coatings have improved durability with deposits being crack-free up to 1 μm.
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