Episode 4: Surface Finishing and Environmental Stewardship

In this episode of  Products Finishing’s On the Line podcast we focus on the environment, recycling and sustainability. We’ll speak with powder coating recycling company Innovakote and hear about Advanced Plating Technologies’ efforts to recycle metals from electroplating sludge.

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.

Powder Coating Enables Recreation During COVID

In the midst of the pandemic, recreational equipment manufacturer Lifetime turned to George Koch Sons LLC to design, fabricate and install a powder coating system to support increasing business demand.

Episode 1: Early Days - Insights Into the Surface Finishing Industry

Products Finishing’s On the Line podcast for coaters and finishers discusses evolving trends in surface finishing with interviews with powder coating consultant Rodger Talbert and 2021 Finishing Hall of Fame inductee Bill Saas.  

Coatings Drive Electric Vehicles Further

Electric vehicle batteries depend on coatings to maintain optimal temperatures, reduce the risk of fire damage and electrical interference, and more.

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.

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Understanding AAMA Specifications

Rodger Talbert

Rodger Talbert

Columnist, Products Finishing magazine

Powder coating consultant Rodger Talbert explains AAMA specifications and considerations coaters should make before taking on work required to meet those standards.

Q: We have a chance to take on a new job that requires us to meet a specification issued by the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). We have coated aluminum parts but we have never had anyone ask us to meet the conditions outlined in the AAMA 2604 specification. We are not sure if we can meet it or what we have to do to ...READ MORE

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