With concern over germs at an all time high, antimicrobial coatings are gaining interest. One company, Vitracoat, explains how its VitraGUARD line of coatings uses a spherical silver-ion based ingredient to disrupt the grown and reproduction of bacteria.
ACC system designed for reliable, consistent point-to-point movement of everything from small to heavy parts.
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Walmec's 0.01-micron SuperStar filter removes vapors and contaminates for flow ranges of 50, 75 or 100 SCFM.
Sherwin-Williams has launched a line of powder coatings that uses a polyester resin comprised of 25% pre-consumer recycled plastic (rPET).
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