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Pioneer Metal Finishing LLC Acquires Parts Finishing Group

Sprawling Michigan operation is the latest addition to Pioneer's stable.
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Pioneer Metal Finishing Acquires Dragon Anodizing

Pioneer Metal Finishing, headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., is proud to announce the acquisition of Dragon Anodizing located in Gaffney, S.C. The acquisition marks Pioneer’s sixth location and represents a solid foundational block in the company’s growth plan.
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Pioneer Metal Finishing Acquires Superior Metal Finishing

Purchase expands Pioneer’s service offering and broadens its presence in the city of Portland, Ore.
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Pioneer Metal Finishing Acquires Nimet Industries

Latest purchase marks Pioneer’s seventh location.
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International Editions

Metal Finishing China & Asia Our Chinese-language Edition for the Chinese and Asian Surface Finishing Industries Metal Finishing China & Asia gives the Chinese and Asian finishing industries access to the latest technologies and "best" practices in electrop...
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Receive Your Own Copy of Metal Finishing Metal Finishing digital edition is distributed free of charge in either print or digital format to North American finishers and coaters who match our circulation profile.  To apply to receive a free monthly copy of Metal Finishing ...
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About the Magazine

Metal Finishing , the technical magazine for the electroplating and coating industries, is the go-to source for the global surface finishing community. From job shops serving a multitude of end-use sectors to dedicated captive operations, tens of thousands of readers regularly consult Metal Fi...
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Ace Metal Finishing Successfully Powder Coats Large Industrial Tanks

Project showcases Ace Metal Finishing's expanding capabilities.
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Metal Finishing Magazine to Cease Publication

Final issue will be the November-December 2013 dual edition.
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Great Lakes Metal Finishing Gets Approval for 12-Year Tax Exemption

Finisher expected to create no fewer than 13 full-time jobs and retain no fewer than six full-time jobs within two years of completing its expansion and renovations.
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Donald Moeller, Territory Sales Manager for Metal Finishing, Passes

Metal Finishing’s West Coast/Southwest advertising sales manager, Donald Moeller, passed away on Friday, Aug. 2, after a long illness.
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Metal Finishing Weekly is a FREE newsletter that provides you with regular updates on a variety of issues surrounding the finishing industry. To receive this newsletter each week, simply visit our registration page and sign up.  
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International Surface Finishing Academy to Hold One-Day Technical Sessions in Monterrey, Mexico

Sessions to cover a host of topics, including: pretreatment, alkaline zinc plating, chromate conversion coatings & passivates, principles & practices of wastewater treatment, equipment purchasing and much more.
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Spray Finishing Training Program Set for Spring 2014

Collaboriate effort sponsored by Owens Community College and Finishing Brands.
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Walgren Company Announces Mexico Headquarters

New Queretaro base will support sales and service, as well as manufacturing and process development activities for Walgren's growing customer base in Mexico and, eventually, Central America.
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Metco Metal Finishing Announces New ISO Certification

Achievement reflects Metco Metal Finishing's focus on operational consistency and continual improvement.
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DeVilbiss, Binks and Owens Community College Team Up to Offer 'Spring Training" Courses

Courses to provide in-depth instruction on paint stripping, spray application, and equipment selection and maintenance.
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Abakan Announces Incorporation of MesoCoat Coating Services Inc.

New subsidiary to provide advanced wear- and corrosion-resistant coating services for components used in the oil and gas, mining, aerospace and metal finishing industries.
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Southwest Metal Finishing Introduces Online Request-a-Quote Capability

Fully redesigned website allows customers to outline job parameters, attach drawings and technical documentation.
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Elsevier Launches the 'Metal Finishing Network'

New multi-faceted outreach program that aims to connect manufacturers and suppliers with thousands of researchers and industry professionals involved in the science, application, and specification of surface finishes, processes, and procedures.
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InsideEPA: States Say 'Green' Metal Finishing Technology Requires New Effluent Limitations Guidelines

State water quality regulators are pushing EPA to revise regulations or issue new guidance regarding pretreatment standards for the metal finishing industry.
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The Crown Group Acquires Electra-Finish, Inc.

Transaction represents the first add-on acquisition The Crown Group has completed under ownership of High Road Capital Partners.
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Sales and Marketing Manager

Metal finishing and specialty coatings manufacturer seeks sales/marketing manager.
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Plant Manager

Metal finishing company needs experienced plant manager.
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Platers/Painters Profile: No Order Is Too Tall for Paramount Metal Finishing

Paramount Metal Finishing, a New Jersey-based finisher, leverages capabilities, expertise, flexibility, and problem solving to its advantage—and that of its customers.
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Metal Finishing Launches Online Finishers’ Directory

Metal Finishing magazine, the plating and coating industries’ technology magazine, is making it easier for finishers to connect with potential customers. Metal Finishing recently took the wraps off the new Finishers’ Directory, part of the newly revamped metalfinishing.com website.
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Platers/Painters Profile: Master Metal Finishing Takes Anodizing Seriously

From electronics to aircraft parts, Master Metal Finishing of Patterson, N.J., finishes to spec—and beyond.
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MFASC Supplier Showcase

Metal Finishing Association of Southern California's Annual Conference & Exhibition
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2012 MFASC Supplier Showcase

Annual Metal Finishing Association of Southern California Meeting
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2012 MFANC Vendor Showcase

Annual Metal Finishing Association of Northern California Meeting
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MFANC Vendor Showcase

Metal Finishing Association of Northern California Annual Conference
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Environmental Honors for Valley Chrome Plating

California Environmental Protection Agency recognizes Central Valley Plater for effective pollution prevention program
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American Plating Power, LLC Announces New Branch Office in Central Mexico

APP’s new branch office employs a bilingual staff with many years of experience in metal finishing.
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Chrysler Grants Supplier Approval to Coral Chemical

Certification means Coral meets Chrysler’s stringent system pretreatment requirements.
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Indispensable Parts Cleaning Technology

Two-day workshop on metal surface cleaning taught by world-renowned cleaning expert and Metal Finishing columnist Dr. John B. Durkee.
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RPM Technology’s eOx Economic: A Greener Cleaning Chemistry

Powerful aqueous-based formula works wonders for Youngstown, Ohio-based architectural panel and aluminum extrusion finishing operation.
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CCAI To Host New Finishing Technologies Pavilion at the FABTECH Show

The Chemical Coaters Association International, CCAI, has announced that beginning in 2010, it will host a new Finishing Technologies Pavilion at the FABTECH International & AWS Welding Show, including METALFORM tradeshow.
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Enhanced Automation of Plating and Metal Finishing Barrel Process Operations Using Automatic Barrels for Bulk Finishing

Metal finishing barrel operations are used most often for “bulk” finishing of large quantities of parts. They are the most efficient method for finishing bulk parts and any pieces that do not require individual handling. A hoist system is generally used to transfer the loaded metal finishing barr...
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ABMyr Industries Shutting its Doors

After 88 years in business, ABMyr is closing its operations.
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Register Online to Attend the 2010 Southern Metal Finishing Conference

The 2010 Southern Metal Finishing Conference, sponsored by the International Surface Finishing Academy, has announced that online registration for the annual conference is now open.
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Osborn Celebrates 125 Years

Leading supplier of surface treatment solutions and high-quality finishing tools reaches significant milestone.
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NAMF New England Chapter Launches New Website

Features include events listings and meeting schedule as well as latest association news.
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Metal Finishing Magazine Expands 'Ask the Experts' Roster

Pavco's Matt Stauffer tackles questions related to zinc/zinc alloys, bright nickel, acid copper, and more.
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Columbia Chemical Joins Pair of Industry Organizations

Prominent supplier of zinc plating additives announces membership in MFAI and NASF.
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Francis A. Schneiders, Former Enthone President, Passes

Schneiders remembered as a pioneer, respected leader, and a devoted friend throughout the surface finishing industry.
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ASM International’s Class of 2009 Fellows Includes Metallurgical and Coating Specialists

ASM International, the materials information society, recently recognized select members for their distinguished contributions to the field of materials science and engineering via the announcement of the 2009 Class of Fellows.
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Everyone’s a Winner at FABTECH 2012

Mega-manufacturing event pleases show organizers and exhibitors alike.
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NASF Honors Industry Advocates at SUR/FIN 2012

Annual National Association for Surface Finishing awards program recognizes commitment and dedication of industry supporters.
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'The Finishing Experts' Online Support Program Launches

Web-based consulting group offers expert consulting in the areas of chemical/process support and troubleshooting.
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A Fab-ulous ‘FABTECH’ for Suppliers, Surface Finishers

Chemical producers, equipment manufacturers, and even a few exhibiting finishers enjoyed brisk traffic during FABTECH 2010, held Nov. 2-4 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
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Remembering Ron

Metal Finishing's long-time organic coatings editor loses battle with cancer.
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AESF Electroplating and Surface Finishing CEF Course Comes to Southern California

Comprehensive AESF finishing program to cover 22 subjects in four days.
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EPA Issues NESHAP Standards

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing national emission standards regarding the control of hazardous air pollutants for nine metal fabrication and finishing area source categories. This final rule, which went into effect on July 23, establishes emission standards in the form of man...
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Preventing Leaks, Improving Looks, Increasing Profits

Read how the Surface Matrix Sealing System (TM) from IMPCO can lower parts rejection rates via a technique known as "filling porosity."
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Uyemura Japan Eyes Expansion

New research racility marks milestone for finishing research.
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Marko Duffy Named President of the NAMF New England Chapter

Duffy, a 32-year industry veteran and MacDermid rep, earns unanimous vote.
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Dipsol and Enthone Expand Collaboration in Europe and North America

Enthone Inc., a business of Cookson Electronics, and Dipsol Chemicals Co. Ltd, of Tokyo, Japan, recently announced an expansion of their association to further integrate sales and OEM activities between the two companies.
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The Viability of Practical Alternatives for Hexavalent Chromium

Environmentalists, community leaders, labor representatives, local and national politicians—everyone, it seems, points the finger of blame at hexavalent chromium, accusing the substance of causing everything from groundwater contamination, soil and crop pollution, to human cancer and loss of busi...
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The Painful Truth About Hexavalent Chromium Permissible Exposure Limits

A proposed government regulation designed to protect workers from exposure to hexavalent chromium carries a potentially dangerous side effect. Chrome plating employers contend the ruling would bankrupt half the industry and force other companies to relocate to countries where environmental laws a...
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Annual New England Surface Finishing Regional Serves Up Educational, Networking Opportunities

Scores of surface finishers—and even a few suppliers—from Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Maine, and New Hampshire, were on hand recently for the 6th Annual New England Surface Finishing Regional, held at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis, Mass.
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REM Surface Engineering Hosts Lean Leadership Tour

Southington, Conn.-based specialty finisher shares experiences and lessons learned in its 'lean' journey.
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Riley Surface World Announces Major Disposal of Associated Anodising Equipment from Manufacturer of Surface-Finished Aluminium Coil

Sale includes a large selection of process storage tanks, cooling towers, heat exchangers, a demineralised water treatment plant and DC rectifiers.
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Global Industry Analysts Releases Coatings Market Report

The global market for coatings is forecast to reach $107B in value by the year 2017, a newly released report projects.
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Heatbath Expands Staff

Jameson Grout welcomed as Heatbath's newest member of its technical service staff for metal finishing.
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AESF Electroplating Course Set for October 26–29 in Warwick, R.I.

The AESF Foundation announces the last call for its Electroplating and Surface Finishing Course, scheduled to take place Oct. 26–29 at the Holiday Inn Express at 901 Jefferson Blvd. in Warwick, R.I. The deadline for registration is Monday, Oct. 19.
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Sirius Technology and Taskem Announce Merger

Sirius Technology, Inc., and Taskem, Inc., announced that the two companies have merged. The deal, effective April 1, 2008, will result in a new company to be called Coventya, Inc.
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New England Regional Conference Makes Donation to the NASF Government Relations Fund

Annual contribution reflects ongoing support of NASF's efforts on the regulatory front
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"Right-Sizing" Your Finishing System Based on a Cost/Production Analysis

The objectives of the right-sizing process are to match the capacity for a prospective finishing system to the product throughput required to meet the organization’s business needs.
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Enthone Publishes PEARLBRITE® Satin Nickel Automotive OEM Approvals Listing

Processes reliably produce uniform and smooth satin bright to full matte finishes on a diversity of automotive parts, Enthone says.
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Powder Coating Institute Adds The Finishing Experts to Their Offering

By adding the knowledge-based partner to their stable of talent and tools, PCI expects their members to be that much more prepared and effective.
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uv.eb EAST 2009

An event aimed at introducing and promoting ultraviolet light (UV) and electron beam (EB) curing technologies to various industries such as metal, plastics, wood finishing, packaging and printing, and electronics applications
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Enthone Introduces Supplier Quality Engineering Audit

Goal of audit is to optimize performance of organic solderability preservatives, or OSPs
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Electroplating Know How Basics

Two-day training program with an emphasis on metal finishing for aerospace applications.
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FABTECH 2012

North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, finishing and welding event.
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast, August 11, 2010

Weekly news bits from Sam Dupler, Metal Finishing's editorial contributor
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The Toxics Use Reduction Institute Aerospace/Defense Industry Supply Chain Conference Set for Sept. 24 in Sturbridge, Mass.

Conference developed for representatives from across the aerospace/defense industry supply chain, from OEMs to solution formulators to metal finishers.
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Huw Williams Appointed Global General Manager for the SERFILCO division of Service Filtration Corporation

Williams brings a wealth of hands-on experience and knowledge of materials finishing, both from a chemical and equipment standpoint.
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FABTECH 2011 Off to a Strong Start

Exhibitors report heavy traffic—and even a few orders—at Chicago show.
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Program Agenda Firmed Up for Southern Metal Finishing Conference

The 6th Annual Southern Metal Finishing Conference, set for Sept. 14-15 at the historic Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C., promises to offer a wealth of networking opportunities, education, and team-building activities.
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Coming to Grips with Electronic Marketing

The Electronic Age is no longer a fad in industry. It’s a proven vehicle for conducting business, obtaining important information, and shopping for goods and services. For solid proof that the Internet is dramatically changing the way consumer and business products are marketed and sold today, lo...
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NASF Reveals Updated Technical Conference Program for SUR/FIN 2010

The newly amended SUR/FIN 2010 Technical Conference Program contains more than 60 educational sessions.
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Palmetto Plating Hosts U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham

Prominent South Carolina politician gets a birds-eye view of the surface finishing industry from a plater's perspective.
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Metco Metal Finishing Announces Nadcap Accreditation

Certification assures the global aerospace and defense contractor industries that Metco conforms to their strict guidelines.
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Cleveland Black Oxide Proud of its Role in 9/11 Memorial In New York City

Specialty finisher solves surface treatment challenge in "Reflecting Absence" pools.
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Coventya Relaunches Tech Center in Oriskany, N.Y.

Research and development resources added to support customers in the metal finishing sector and the high-density drive market.
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Charles Remied Celebrates 50 Years with SERFILCO

Career arc spanned positions in manufacturing and product development, as well as sales, customer relations and project management.
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NASF Honors Industry Veteran, William Nebiolo

Product Manager for REM Surface Engineering recognized for his dedication and service to the industry.
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Back Issues of Metal Finishing Available Online

Behind on your Metal Finishing Issues? Recent editions are now archived on our website for a limited time.
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Coral Chemical Company Named John Deere 'Partner-level Supplier'

Recognition is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating.
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Chromalloy Expands Capabilities

Portfolio now includes blended alloy ingots, in addition to cast parts, engineering services and part repairs.
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Surface Finishing Sheet-Metal Assemblies When Using Self-Clinching Fasteners

This article provides a basic understanding about self-clinching fastener technology and the issues associated with surface finishing can help guide the way toward best practices
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Marathon Sales Company Makes Debut

New England-based metal finishing, metal working and metal coating supplier enters the fray.
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ACM Technologies Goes Solar!

Provider of environmentally friendly water treatment systems and services for industry completes recycling "loop" with new solar-powered facility.
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CCAI Announces 2013 FABTECH FINISHING Conference Schedule

Attendees will have access to a good mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced sessions, including electrocoating, system design, powder coating, cleaning & pretreatment and running efficient paints systems, to 'Finishing Essentials' sessions.
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Pneu-Mech Systems Expands Sales Force

Bill Brawley tapped to focus on growing sales into new and emerging markets.
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Profile: Palmetto Plating

Many finishers "preach" customer service, but at Easley, S.C.-based Palmetto Plating, client focus is Commandment #1.
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NASF Doles Out Industry Awards at SUR/FIN 2010

Surface finishing Industry standouts were honored at a special ceremony at SUR/FIN 2010 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
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Coventya Reorganizes Management Structure

Erik Weyls, formerly executive vice president, assumes the position of president, Coventya, Inc., in a recent management reorg.
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Columbia Chemical Appoints Product Manager for Automotive

Mark Schario brings more than 30 years of industry experience, specializing in automotive and aerospace finishing.
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AESF Helps Finishers Design ‘Custom’ Courses

The AESF Foundation, the educational arm of the National Association for Surface Finishing, is offering finishers customized courses for their employees.
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Enthone Names Regional Manager for Easter Canada

Enthone Inc., a business of Cookson Electronics, recently named Robert Smith Eastern Canada regional manager. In this role, Smith will be responsible for managing the growing Enthone sales and technical service team that has been firmly established over the last year.
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Columbia Chemical Joins “Ask the Experts” Roster on Metalfinishing.com

Jeff Grodecki, technical support manager for Columbia Chemical, becomes the latest addition to the “Ask the Experts” roster on metalfinishing.com. Grodecki will field questions related to the categories of zinc and zinc alloy plating.
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Fall Schedule Set for AESF Foundation Educational Courses

The AESF Foundation has released the schedule for its Fall 2009 courses. Topics range from environmental issues to precious metal plating techniques.
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Keynote Speaker Set for Southern Metal Finishing Conference

Jon Allen, Sr., vice president of RamQuest Software, Inc., has been tapped to deliver the keynote speech at the 6th Annual Southern Metal Finishing Conference in Charleston, S.C., Sept. 13–15 at the historic Francis Marion Hotel.
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All The World is NOT Flat: Part 2

This column expands upon my observation to that effect, which I described in my previous column (Metal Finishing, Volume 108, Issue 2, Feb. 2010). My basis for that belief is attendance at the Parts-2-Clean (P2C) international (though primarily German) trade show devoted to parts cleaning, held ...
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Reducing Operational Costs, Environmental Impact Via Rigorous Plating/Finishing Analysis

This article presents the methodology used by the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology to determine the baseline costs of a typical plating/finishing operation and offers potential improvement methods and technologies.
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CCAI’s FINISHING Pavilion and Conference at FABTECH Breaks Records

With more than 160 exhibiting companies showcasing finishing products and services in the CCAI FINISHING Pavilion, FABTECH is now the destination for finishers to see all products & services that they need to improve their finishing operations.
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Coventya Expands Product Management Team

Rick Rauppius, 21-year industry veteran, named international product manager.
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Southern Metal Finishing Conference

An event dedicated to metal finishing professionals from all over the US, Europe, other countries abroad who choose to attend for the value of the workshops and technical sessions, to increase their technical skills, and to network with fellow metal finishing professionals, in a historic setting....
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast, July 12, 2011

Metal Finishing expands Ask the Experts roster...MacDermid ZinKlad 1000 finishes meet Ford approval...SPECTRO Analytical receives R&D Award...Miles Chemicals' latest certification
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Uyemura International Corporation Announces Field Appointment

George Gallager named applications specialist.
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Enthone OSP Final Finish Verification Program Ensures Product Reliability and Performance

More than $1,500,000 USD customer value created.
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SUR/FIN 2010 Welcomes New Exhibitors, Special Guest Attendees

The National Association for Surface Finishing, organizer of SUR/FIN 2010, has signed up more than 25 “first-time” exhibitors. Additionally, about a dozen key end-market companies are expected to participate as attendees at the event.
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Inaugural NASF Chicago Briefing Set for September

New NASF-sponsored environmental and technology symposium scheduled for Sept. 8, 10:30 a.m.–5 p.m., at the Union League Club of Chicago.
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CCAI Finishing Pavilion at FABTECH 2013 Sold Out!

More than 160 exhibiting companies signed on to promote their products, services, innovative ideas and equipment to finishers interested in all finishing technologies.
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Rockford Metal Polishing Company Makes Capital Investment

Installation of new Garboli LPC 300 orbital grinding machine expands capabilities.
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Conserve Water with Conductivity Meters

Although 70% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water, nearly all of it is contaminated with salt and therefore inappropriate for most uses.
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Problems with Volatile Corrosion Inhibitors in the Metal Finishing Industry

The use of volatile corrosion inhibitors (VCIs) within the metal finishing industry presents two generally unrecognized health and performance problems. VCIs have been used to prevent corrosion since World War II yet have had little risk analysis. Although many of the benefits of VCIs have been p...
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New EPA Directive Exempts Popular Cleaning Agent from VOC Status

Our metal finishing industries have been driven and changed by environmental, health, and safety concerns for a generation. The direction has always been—for excellent reasons—restriction or abandonment of some then-useful technology. On Jan. 13, however, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...
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Thousands Flock to Brazil for EBRATS ’09

Attendees hailing from all over Latin America, Europe and beyond descended on the Transamerica Expo Center in São Paulo, Brazil, May 7–9, to attend the 30th anniversary of EBRATS, the country's premier surface finishing exposition and technical conference, organized by the Associação Brasileira d...
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Benchmark Products, Inc., and New Surface Technologies to Join Forces

Benchmark Products, Inc., of Indianapolis, Ind., and New Surface Technologies, LLC, of Bedford, Ohio, recently announced the formation of Asterion, LLC, effective Dec. 1, 2009. Asterion will manufacture and sell the entire metal finishing product line of both companies.
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EPA Announces Chemical Action Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, as part of its efforts to enhance chemicals management under the Toxic Substances Control Act, or TSCA, has released action plans on four targeted chemicals: phthalates, short-chain chlorinated paraffins, polybrominated diphenyl ethers—PBDEs—and perfluori...
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Metal Finishing Expands 'Ask the Expert' Program

Jim Wetherald to tackle electroless nickel-related questions
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Southern Metal Finishing Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

The International Surface Finishing Academy is pleased to announce that Tonya Vyhlidal of Lincoln Industries will deliver the keynote speech.
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A Brite Company Acquires Sunbelt Systems

Purchase gives A Brite customers a broader offering of process equipment, chemistry, and controls for plating and waste treatment.
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Organizers Promise a Bigger, Better FABTECH 2010

Show's expansive format embraces virtually all levels of the manufacturing supply chain.
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KC Jones Plating Co. Names VP of Operations

Jeffrey Stone to oversee KC Jones' facilities in Michigan and Indiana.
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In-Place Repair of Worn or Damaged Mold Components

Portable, high-speed process reduces repair costs and downtime.
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Mid-West Powder Coating Expands Operations

Muncie, Ind.-based Mid-West Powder Coating invests in new equipment, production facility.
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Prototek Sheet Metal Fabrication Expands Capabilities

Prominent New Hampshire fabricator adds powder coating and plating services to roster.
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One on One Interview: Dave Lurie, Co-Executive Director of The Powder Coating Institute

PCI has high hopes for association and industry at large.
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MetoKote Corporation Announces New Powder Coating Line in Peru, Ill.

Aim is to provide additional product offerings to those customers seeking both electrocoat and powder coat, MetoKote says.
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Osborn Announces New Sales Force Growth Plan

Aggressive strategy adds 50 experienced industrial sales professionals to promote more coverage and better market penetration.
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Haviland Products Company Expands Staff; Announces Promotion

Rachel Cheng named Senior Research and Development Chemist; Rob Pawson promoted to Regional Sales Manager for the South/Southwest Regions.
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Dubois Chemicals Webinar Set for Dec. 17

Metal Finishing, in association with Dubois Chemicals, will present a webinar on Dec. 17, 2009. The one-hour presentation, based on an update on Dubois Chemical’s Zirconization™ technology, will focus on DuBois’ DuraTEC 110 Nonphosphate Cleaning and Pretreatment Solutions for Ferrous and Nonferro...
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ITW Gema and Alliance Surface Finishing Team up To Market New Powder Coating Process

ITW Gema and Alliance Surface Finishing, Inc., recently reached an agreement on a strategic global partnership to promote a new Alliance Surface Finishing-patented technology known as the Dual Coat System, or DCS. This new technology enables manufacturers to apply two different powder coat films ...
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NASF Announces 2010 Bright Design Challenge Winners

Patrick Snow, Kelly Steiler, and Stephen Rapaski—all juniors at the College of Creative Studies in Detroit, Mich., took home the top honors in NASF’s 2010 Bright Design Challenge.
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NASF/AESF Palmetto Branch Announces 2nd Annual Myrtle Beach Technical Conference

Educational, networking event slated for Sept. 16-18 at the Hampton Inn & Suites Oceanfront in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
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Compliance Requirements of New EPA Regulations on Area Sources in the Plating and Polishing Industry

The U.S. EPA has developed new requirements to reduce air pollution from plating and polishing facilities. Shaikh Tayeb and Tapan Das, from the Delaware Dept. of Natural Resources & Environmental Control, discuss the new compliance and reporting requirements, in addition to providing suggestions ...
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Deposition of Aluminum Using Ionic Liquids

Surface coating is of major importance technically as well as economically. Aluminum surface finishing processes are used not only in traditional fields such as mechanical and plant engineering, aircraft and spacecraft, automotive, and medical technology, but they are a key technology in many oth...
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2013 NASF Washington Forum

Manufacturing, regulations, health care, taxes and spending dominate the agenda.
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Owens Community College and Finishing Brands Sponsor Fall Spraying Workshop

Three-day intensive training program is scheduled for Sept. 4-6, 2013, in Toledo, Ohio
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REM Surface Engineering Hosts AGMA Aerospace Gearing Committee

Twelve engineers from across the United States and Canada attended the two-day event in Southington, Connecticut, which included a tour of REM's facility.
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Triumph Group Announces Acquisition of General Donlee Canada Inc.

Purchase bolsters Triumph Group’s product capabilities.
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FABTECH 2013 + Finishing Technologies Pavilion

North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event covering approximately 500,000 net square feet. FABTECH provides a convenient ‘one-stop shop’ venue where you can meet with world-class suppliers, see the latest industry products and developments, and find the tools ...
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Research Examines New Metal Coating Process that Skips Pretreatment Stage

Prominent Spanish university is testing a new type of metal coating that touts improved anti-corrosion properties.
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Reducing the Operating Costs and Environmental Impact of Electroplating Equipment

In this article, I will suggest practical ways to reduce the operating costs and environmental impact of electroplating equipment without making a large additional investment. Topics will include waste, water and energy minimization and simple(yet effective) methods of evaluating different techno...
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Enthone Appoints New Industry Manager

Stephen Leonetti has been appointed Industry Manager - Americas, Energy and Hydraulic Systems by Enthone Inc., a business of Cookson Electronics.
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Columbia Chemical Appoints Matt Schario Technical Support Representative

Schario brings 10-plus years of industry experience with specialization in laboratory analysis.
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DuBois Chemicals Joins EPA’s Climate Leaders Program

DuBois Chemicals, a global provider of sustainable cleaning solutions for safe, high- performing facilities, is participating in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Climate Leaders program, thereby demonstrating its continued commitment to environmental improvement and providing sust...
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Haviland Products Acquires Benchmark, Inc.

Haviland Products, which formulates, manufactures and distributes decorative, functional and specialty coatings for Fortune 500 companies nationwide, announced the acquisition of Wyandotte, Mich.-based Benchmark, Inc., a leader in the formulation and manufacturing of surface finishing chemistry s...
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Trivalent Passivates Need Trivalent Post-Dips

Atotech's Björn Dingwerth discusses the benefits of an environmentally friendly trivalent chromium-based post-dip. This post-dip helps reinforce trivalent chromium-based conversion coatings while also preserving decorative appearance and corrosion protection properties.
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Columbia Chemical Announces ISO Registration Renewal with the Updated ISO 9001:2008 Certificate

Columbia Chemical Corp., one of the world’s largest manufacturers of zinc and zinc-alloy plating additives, is pleased to announce ISO registration renewal with the updated ISO 9001:2008 certificate.
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Anodizing for Aerospace: 101

As the aerospace industry demands more from the materials it uses, the finishing of the surface becomes a greater part of the final product.
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Coventya Acquiries Premium Solutions, Inc.

Acquisition increases Coventya's market position whitle strengthening its sales and technical group with the integration of key employees.
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Expansion of Pavco Lab Facilities is Under Way

Renovation includes new corrosion lab, clean room, and expanded testing space.
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Watry Industries, LLC Expands Services

Sheboygan, Wis-based mold aluminum foundry welcomes additional merchant business for its powder coating operation.
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SUR/FIN Returns to Cleveland Convention Center in 2014!

Conference officials state location and new facilities as some of the reasons for selecting the venue
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Finishers Sign Up to Exhibit at SUR/FIN 2010

Roster of SUR/FIN 2010 vendors expanded to include surface finishing job shops.
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Diamond ‘Flex-Hone’ Tool Enables Sikorsky to Overcome Production Stop

Ultra-fast, high-volume turnaround of unique surface finishing tool enables leading helicopter designer/manufacturer to proceed with production in only a few days.
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The Importance of Wet-Chemical Testing and Control in Surface Finishing and Treatment Operations

Utilizing the right type of process analytical equipment in your plating operations can maximize finish quality, parts coverage, and overall efficiency.
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Technic Engineered Powders Completes Analytical Laboratory Renovations

Investment supports Technic’s commitment to new product development and quality control.
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Columbia Chemical Taps New Technical Sales Representative for Michigan, Northern Indiana

Chad Murphy brings more than 17 years of experience in the automotive plating industry.
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Fanta/Napco/Udylite Acquires New Holland Spin Dryer Product Line

Distribution networks for the dryers will remain intact.
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Integran Launches New High-Performance Finish

Nanostructured multilayer coating technology aims to provide improved design flexibility in applying unique structural and functional enhancements to a wide variety of finished and semi-finished components.
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FABTECH Education Program Expanded

Additonal events include a workshop on Lean manufacturing for managers as well as a panel discussion focused on the potential impact of the upcoming presidential and congressional elections.
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Scores Descend on New England Surface Finishing Regional

Metal finishers and suppliers convene for networking, education and entertainment.
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Atotech Expands TechCenters In China, South Korea and Taiwan

Facilities enhanced to provide improved customer sampling, testing and analysis, as well as qualification runs under production- scale conditions.
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Enthone Names Thom Sharples Project Manager, New Business Development

Forty-year metal finishing industry veteran will be responsible for providing commercial support to Enthone's memory disk, connector and related functional coatings market segments.
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Lessons from the Laundry: Recovering Energy Costs with Heat Wheels

In 2008, when a barrel of oil cost $147 and a gallon of gasoline cost $4.25 (or more), many readers called or wrote to ask if there were more energy-efficient cleaning processes. They wanted an aqueous cleaning process that would operate at room temperature so that energy would not be needed to h...
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DuBois Chemicals Launches Sustainable Solutions Program

DuBois Chemicals, the industrial division of JohnsonDiversey, Inc.—a leading global provider of cleaning and hygiene solutions—has launched Sustainable Cleaning Solutions, a program designed to reduce customers’ total cost of ownership through products and applications that are lean, green, and c...
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Willie Barry, Columbia Chemical Technical Sales Rep, Passes

Barry, a 21-year surface finishing industry veteran, remembered as both likeable and respected.
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Finishers' Legislative Update: More Regulations, Less Wiggle Room

Christian Richter, founder of The Policy Group, said recently that there are two key regulatory issues that bear watching closely if you are a finisher: "The fact that we have more—not fewer—regulations coming at us over the next few years," and second, "They're coming at us from more places."
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New England Surface Finishing Regional Set for November

The Springfield, Mass., AESF branch, in conjunction with Valley Plating and Poly Plating, has announced this year’s New England Surface Finishing Regional is set for November. The event will be held on Friday, Nov. 6, at the Cape Codder Resort & Spa in Hyannis, Mass.
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2012 Washington Forum: NASF Earns an A+ for Advocacy

NASF outlines primary objectives for 2012, calls for broader industry support.
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SUR/FIN 2012 Hits the ‘Jackpot’ in Las Vegas

NASF annual convention and conference exceeds expectations.
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Tucker Industrial Liquid Coatings Celebrates 20 Years in Business

Military, industrial, and commercial specialty finisher marks significant milestone.
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Advanced Technical Finishing Continues $10 Million Facility Renovation

Improvements at ATF are designed to expedite execution, decrease turnaround time and meet the increasing consumer demand for tight-tolerance, mission-critical work.
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Zincate- or Stannate-free Plating of Magnesium, Aluminum, and Titanium

For more than 80 years, the plating industry has been dependent on the use of various zincate and/or stannate solutions to assist in the plating of metals such as titanium, aluminum, and magnesium. It is becoming ever more difficult to use these solutions due to restrictive regulations—plus, they...
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Enthone Becomes Canadian Distributor for Dipsol America

Enthone Inc., a business of Cookson Electronics, recently became the Canadian distributor for Dipsol America, headquartered in Livonia, Mich. The agreement represents a significant step in the partnership between two of the world’s leading chemical suppliers.
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Enthone Appoints Jonathan Timms Director of Marketing, Performance Coatings - Asia

Twenty-year industry veteran tapped to lead Enthone Asia Performance Coatings' Marketing Team in delivering industry-centric coating solutions for key end-use sectors.
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Fabricators, Metalformers Are Keen On Fourth-Quarter Outlook

Uptick in shipments and orders combined with fewer layoffs fuel optimism about short-term business conditions.
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Atotech Holds Grand Opening of TechCenter Expansion in Rock Hill, S.C.

Expanded prototyping, testing, and training facility features state-of-the-art plating lines as well as analytical and material science labs.
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Allied Finishing Solutions Enters Into Distribution Agreement with Reliant Finishing Systems

Allied Finishing Solutions will manage the sales and support of Reliant equipment from its new headquarters in Decatur, Ala.
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Plating Supervisor

Aerospace company in New York state is seeking a Plating Supervisor.
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Graco Marks April 2 as the Closing Date for Finishing Brands Acquisition

As part of agreement with the FTC, the Liquid Finishing businesses will be acquired into a structure that limits commingling of the operations with Graco’s other businesses.
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MFN Shot Peening Workshop

MFN (Metal Finishing News) is most likely the world's only publication entirely focusing on peening, blasting, cleaning and vibro-finishing. It is distributed in 67 countries.
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MFN Shot Peening Workshop

MFN (Metal Finishing News) is most likely the world's only publication entirely focusing on peening, blasting, cleaning and vibro-finishing. It is distributed in 67 countries.
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Powder Coating 101 – Top 10 Field Issues

When it comes to getting the most of your powder coating operation, proactively identifying potential problems before they occur plays a big part. The following article focuses on the most common issues that need to be addressed.
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Environmental Protection Agency Releases 2011 Toxics Release Inventory Study

Total toxic air releases declined between 2003 and 2011, mostly due to decreases in HAP emissions.
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CCAI’s Finishing Technologies Pavilion & Conference To Debut at FABTECH 2010

The Chemical Coaters Associatino International Finishing Technologies Pavilion and Conference aims to complete the manufacturing process at FABTECH, North American’s largest show and conference for fabricators, welders, metalformers and finishers, set for Nov. 2-4 in Atlanta.
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Beta Backscatter for Coating Thickness Measurement: Still Viable After All These Years

The beta backscatter method of measuring plating and coating thickness was originally introduced nearly 40 years ago. Nearly everyone who has been associated with electronics or metal finishing for any length of time is most likely familiar with this technology, as the use of beta backscatter sys...
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Aluminum Anodizing Council Issues Call for Posters for 2012 Conference

Students encouraged to submit an abstract of their work to be considered for poster presentations at Aluminum Week in October.
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Registration is Now Open for FABTECH 2013

CCAI FINISHING Pavilion at FABTECH 2013 is the largest show yet.
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Non-destructive Testing for Protective Coatings: Implementing a Lifetime Corrosion Prevention Program

During the 20th century cheap and abundant energy made corrosion a manageable problem. This era is coming to an end. Soon, industry will find there is less funding available for corrosion prevention after adjusting for rising energy costs. At this time, management will be forced to decide whether...
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast, May 10, 2010

ISO Certification for Best Metal Finishing...Haviland Products partners with Products-Sol...hotel registration deadline looms for SUR/FIN 2010
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast, July 26, 2010

Samantha Dupler, Metal Finishing editorial contributor, recaps the week's top news and highlights upcoming events.
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Dysol, Inc., Aligns with Socomor Finishing Solutions

Dysol, Inc., manufacturer of the patented DS-Series line of environmentally compliant cleaning solvents, announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Socomor Finishing Solutions of France, a worldwide manufacturer of surface finishing products with plants in France, Poland and ...
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Court of Appeals Upholds OSHA’s Hexavalent Chromium PEL

Surface finishers nationwide were recently provided an opportunity to exhale a great sigh of relief—at least, for shop owners and managers to be certain. On Feb. 23, the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the revised hexavalent chromium permissible exposure limit established by the Occupa...
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Coventya Announces New Automotive Approvals

Certifications cover additional Chrysler and GM decorative finish applications.
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The Challenge of Thickness Variation in Plating and Anodizing

Metal Finishing columnist Leslie Flott discusses the critical role that coating thickness plays in product quality and process/cost control.
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Platers/Painters Profile: Meeting Tough Times Head On, Cadon Plating & Coatings Adapts to Survive

Alan Ensign, vice president and general manager of Wyandotte, Mich.–based Cadon Plating & Coatings, is no stranger to trying times. When the company abandoned the commodity-driven rack plating business years ago, revenues took a 30% hit. Then in in 1994, government regs forced its exodus from the...
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GFS announces release of 'Aerospace Training Module’ in the Finishing Academy

Module provides detailed information on the different types of aircraft painting facilities.
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Troubleshooting Common Problems in Zinc Plating Baths

Jeff Grodecki, Columbia Chemical's resident expert on zinc, tackles your questions.
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NASF Doles Out Awards of Recognition at SUR/FIN 2011

Several individuals representing various sectors of the surface finishing industry were honored for their contributions during a special ceremony at SUR/FIN 2011 in Rosemont, Ill.
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The Operational Benefits of Delisting of Hazardous Wastes Generated by the Metal Finishing Industry

Managing hazardous wastes at a metal finishing plant is a very resource-intensive activity. For operations generating a significant amount of hazardous by-products, it might be wise to look at a hazardous waste delisting as a way to avoid high disposal costs.
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Fundamentals of Paint Adhesion

Ed Petrie, Metal Finishing’s “Adhesion and Bonding” columnist, discusses the three operational mechanisms involved in ensuring optimal paint adhesion.
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Everyday Statistical Process Control

Metal Finishing columnist Leslie Flott describes how shop managers might use statistical process controls to test operational theories.
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Sealants Aim to Reduce Noise Levels in Automobiles

Ed Petrie, Metal Finishing’s “Adhesion & Bonding” columnist, reviews noise-dampening sealants that have created a niche market for automotive applications.
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Managing a Surface Cleaning Facility

John Durkee, Metal Finishing’s “Cleaning Times” columnist, offers facility managers advice on addressing challenging, real-world cleaning situations.
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Parts Drying vs. Drying of Coatings

Metal Finishing’s “Cleaning Times” columnist, John Durkee, delves into the various aspects, problems and engineering mechanisms common to both the drying of parts and coatings
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Boeing Opens New Parts Processing Center at Portland Site

New facility and expansion project represents "the state-of- the-art in metal parts finishing," Boeing said.
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Role of Sonic Transducers in Cleaning Operations

John Durkee, Metal Finishing’s ‘Cleaning Times’ columnist, views the use of ultrasonic transducers as both ‘black art’ and ‘pure science.’
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The Histogram as a Measurement of Process Consistency

Leslie Flott, author of Metal Finishing’s “Quality Control” column, offers the latest in his series on manufacturing process management tools.
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U.S. Industrial Production Remains Flat in May

Gains in manufacturing and mining were offset by a decrease of 1.8 percent in the output of utilities.
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Enthone and Volkswagen Host Automotive Technology Seminar in Shanghai, China

Emphasis on zinc-nickel systems for brake calipers and fasteners; VW requirements presented.
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Airblast AFC Completes High-Profile Project in the U.S.

$1.4 M installation includes blasting, painting, and drying booths utilized in Ohio facility specializing in railcar maintenance.
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Who is Ultimately Responsible for Quality Control?

Returning Metal Finishing columnist, Leslie Flott, shares his views on establishing--and supporting--a quality-minded manufacturing operation.
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Read the Good Book(s)!

John Durkee, Metal Finishing's "Cleaning Times" columnist, reviews three essential works on cleaning.
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The Role of 'Root Cause Analysis' in Problem Solving

Metal Finishing's quality control guru, Leslie Flott, discusses how root cause analysis can be utilized as an effective procedural tool.
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A Visit to PCX 2011

John Durkee, Metal Finishing's "Cleaning Times" columnist, recaps his experience at PCX 2011.
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Case Study: Software Tool Boosts Productivity, Efficiency for Finishing Operation

Read how West Babylon, N.Y.-based Ripak, a metal finishing company, utilized information systems technology to improve customer relations.
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History and Development of TMC and New Technology Conversions: An Opinionated View

Transition metal conversion coatings are here to stay. Those who approach it correctly and do the necessary testing to verify the results will be best served in the long run.
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Corrosion and Exposure—An Ounce of Testing is Worth a Ton of Recalls

In this highly informative piece, technicians from Anderson Laboratories effectively demonstrate how accepted corrosion testing procedures can help operators evaluate the efficacy of their coating materials as well as their overall finishing processes.
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TITAN Metal Fabricators (Wuxi) Co., Ltd. Celebrates Grand Opening in China

New company is a joint venture between TITAN Metal Fabricators and De Dietrich Process Systems
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Able Electropolishing Expands

Electropolishing specialist unveils advanced processing production facility.
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Kyzen Increases Canadian Presence with New Distributor

Comtree, Inc. tapped to service Kyzen customers throughout Ontario and Western Canada.
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2013 New England Surface Finishing Regional

The New England Chapter of the National Association of Metal Finishers represents, MA, NH, VT,ME, RI, and CT. Our Philosophy and Purpose is to engage all Metal Finishers to communicate and share important information as an industry. Technical strategies, training materials, programs, processes an...
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States Applaud EPA Plan to Review Dated Effluent Standards

Review will allow states to reconcile regulatory standards with the new technologies.
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An In-Situ Phosphating Coating Catalyzed by Phenylphosphonic Acid on AA6061

In order to solve the problems that exist in traditional multi-stage phosphating, a novel coating system was developed by predispersing an optimum amount of in-situ phosphating reagent into the paint formulation.
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Enthone Acquires Select Assets of A Brite Company

Asset acquisition reinforces Enthone’s commitment to the North American market.
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Pneu-Mech Systems Manufacturing Announces New Hire

J. B. Graves, 25-year coating industry veteran, appointed as a system sales specialist.
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The World is NOT Flat: Parts2Clean Recap, Part I

Thoughts on the largely German—but increasingly European—trade fair, Parts-2-Clean, held in Stuttgart from Oct. 19–22, 2009.
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Performance Characteristics of Zinc–Nickel Alloys and Dip-Spin Coatings

As the performance criteria for plated components have become more demanding, directives to meet strict environmental considerations have forced sweeping changes to surface finishes. The resulting field performance has been as varied as the alternatives. This article will compare zinc–nickel allo...
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American Finishing Resources Establishes Stock Hook Division

Chilton, Wis.-based coating specialist responds to consumer demands for additional products and services.
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Aluminum Anodizing Council Elects New Leadership

R. Todd Hamilton, Branch Manager for SAF, a metal finisher in Atlanta, Ga., was elevated to his first one-year term as Chairman of the Aluminum Anodizers Council during the group's recent annual conference.
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CCAI Announces 2013 Award Winners; Installs 2013 – 2014 Officers and Board

The Chemical Coaters Association International honored members for service and dedication and installed its 2013 – 2014 Officers and National Board members during their 2013 Annual Meeting held in Mt. Hood, Ore., in June.
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CCAI Expands FINISHING Pavilion at FABTECH

1,300 square feet added to meet growing demand.
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Platers/Painters Profile: Danco Anodizing: Pride in Finishing

From medical instruments and implants to more pedestrian applications, Danco Anodizing puts all of their knowledge, heart and soul into every part.
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Fantastic Finish: P.K. Selective Redefines the Art of Aluminum Anodizing

Wow! This may be the initial reaction of P.K. Selective Metal Plating customers when first viewing the colorful and lustrous product finishes made possible by a proprietary multi-color/splash anodizing system. The firm continues to push the envelope for this process with national and internationa...
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SFCHINA ’09 Shows Resilience in the Wake of Global Recession

More than 11,000 visitors converged on the Shanghai New International Expo Centre Nov. 18–20 to attend SFCHINA ’09, billed as China’s foremost exposition and conference for electroplaters, suppliers of surface finishing chemicals and equipment, as well as coating formulators and manufacturers of ...
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On-site Registrants Spur Attendance Spike at SUR/FIN 2010

The National Association for Surface Finishing, NASF, reported more full-conference registrations—as well as greater exhibitor participants and higher international attendance—at SUR/FIN 2010, held June 14–17 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
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Uyemura Boosts West Coast Resources

Don Walsh, Uyemura director of operations, has announced that Chemithon Surface Finishing, Inc. has been tapped to represent Uyemura in four states as well as one Canadian province.
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AkzoNobel Adjusts Performance Coatings and Specialty Chemicals Portfolios

AkzoNobel adjusts Performance Coatings and Specialty Chemicals portfolios as part of a realignment that will see the launch of two new business units and the merger of two others.
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Minnesota Paint and Powder Coating EXPO 2012 Set for Spring

Twin Cities Chapter of Chemical Coaters Association International and the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program at the University of Minnesota to host organic finishing event on March 15.
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Specialty Metals Plating—Part I

Reviewing the fundamentals of palladium-nickel, platinum and rhodium plating.
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SAF West Opens Anodizing Plant

New capability improves SAF’s capacity to efficiently serve its extrusion, fabrication and finishing customers in the western U.S..
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AESF Foundation Course on Electroplating and Surface Finishing

This four-day course provides a comprehensive overview of numerous plating processes and their associated sciences. Provides a clear understanding of metal finishing technology, permitting the student to understand specifications, avoid routine finishing problems, evaluate product output, and exp...
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FABTECH 2010 & FIN-TECH

FABTECH is North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, finishing, and welding event. This annual convention and trade show anticipates 22,000 visitors with more than 1,000 exhibiting companies covering more than 350,000 net square feet of floor space. The CCAI Finishing Technologies Pavil...
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Spray Finishing Technology Workshop Set for Fall

DeVilbiss, Binks and Owens Community College team up to educate coatings professionals.
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Pneu-Mech Systems Names New Sales Manager

Jerry Trostle brings more than 30 years’ experience in the finishing industry.
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CCAI’s FINISHING Conference at FABTECH to Include First Session in 'Espanol'

The Chemical Coaters Association International will offer 38 hours of industrial finishing programming during the technical conference at FABTECH from November 12 – 14 at FABTECH in Las Vegas, including an Introduction to Powder Coating 2-hour session conducted completely in Spanish.
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2010 Bright Design Challenge Kicks Off

The National Association for Surface Finishing, or NASF, in cooperation with the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Mich., recently kicked off the 11th Annual Bright Design Challenge.
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Platers/Painters Profile: Metal Finishing—C.R. Hudgins Style

Investing in the business—and its people—pays big dividends for C.R. Hudgins Plating, a 60-year-old operation based in Lynchburg, Va.
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Haviland Products Company Partners with Canadian Finishing Systems

Haviland Products Company has tapped Canadian Finishing Systems to be its exclusive surface finishing distributor to all of Canada.
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Finisher's Profile: Cleveland Black Oxide

Specialty finisher banks on proven proprietary processes, plus a little bit of luck.
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Plater's Profile: Dixie Industrial Finishing

Monitoring metrics in the pursuit of continuous improvement is the key to success for Tucker, Ga.-based finishing operation.
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Aerosol-Dispensed Cleaners and Cleaning--Part II

In the second installment of this series, Metal Finishing columnist John Durkee covers the wide variety of applications possible via this method, and how to best complete them.
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In Memoriam—Simon P. Gary

The U.S. surface finishing industry has lost a dear friend and a staunch advocate, with the recent passing of Si Gary, former owner and president of Scientific Control Laboratories, Chicago, Ill.
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Automotive to Aerospace: Applying Automotive Paint Spray Booth Design Strategies to an Aircraft Paint Hangar

The following case study provides examples of how proven automotive paint finishing strategies can be applied to the design of an aerospace paint finishing facility to improve quality and sustainability.
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Brett Larick Named As Columbia Chemical President

Larick succeeds Bill Rosenberg, who will continue serving as Chairman of the Board and Marketing Director.
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METALAST International Partners With U.K.-based RD Taylor

Partnership brings more environmentally friendly and compliant conversion coating and anodizing chemical solutions to the European market.
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Finishing System Efficiency Upgrades for a Capital-Constrained Market

Find out how cost-effective improvements in machinery and systems can help you achieve specific productivity goals in your plant.
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Wagner Systems, Inc. Expands Distribution Network

Additions round out Wagner's representation throughout North America
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Enthone Appoints Industry Manager, Automotive

Richard Lynch to handle marketing of Enthone’s wear- and corrosion-resistant coatings for automotive related items.
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INCERTEC Expands Custom Plating Operations to Mexico

Fridley, Minn.-based finisher now poised to better service California clients.
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Pangborn Corporation Inks Distribution Agreement with Always Dependable Service

Pangborn Corporation, designer and manufacturer of surface preparation products, has named Ontario-based Always Dependable Service an authorized distributor.
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APEC and West Michigan Powder Coating Join Forces

Automated Process Equipment Corporation, or APEC, has merged with West Michigan Powder Coating to form a new division within APEC. The new division retains the name of West Michigan Powder Coating but has moved operations to APEC’s facility in Lake Odessa, Mich.
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AESF Training Schedule Set for 2010

The AESF Council, the educational arm of the National Association for Surface Finishing, or NASF, has released is schedule of training courses for 2010.
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Conference Program Taking Shape for SUR/FIN 2010

More exciting details are emerging regarding the conference programming for SUR/FIN 2010, set to take place June 14–17 at Devos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich.
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EPA Plating and Polishing Area Source Final Rule Notification Deadline Looms

On July 1, 2008, EPA published the final regulation for plating and polishing area sources in the Federal Register (73 Fed. Reg. 37728). The final rule, 40 CFR Part 63, Subpart WWWWWW, is effective immediately for new affected sources (i.e., those that begin operations on or after July 1, 2008). ...
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California Pondering Lower Permissible Exposure Limit for Normal Propyl Bromide (n-PB)

If you're manufacturing, selling, or interested in using normal propyl bromide (n-PB) as a cleaning solvent, you will want to be knowledgeable about a process of regulation happening now in California.
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NASF/AESF Palmetto Branch to Host 4th Annual Myrtle Beach Technical Conference

Industry members invited to network, share best practices, hear critical regulatory updates, and, of course, hit the links!
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Enthone Appoints Global Product Line Manager

Maja Brandes tapped to oversee development and strategic marketing of Enthone’s POP/Decorative Base Metals offering.
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Mid State Plating Company Receives C.A.R. (Columbia Approved Resource) Designation

Stringent quality audit system designates applicators as approved resources.
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Dynapower Company Announces Promotion

Jason McGahey elevated to sales manager for Industrial Systems.
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On The Surface: Intended Consequences

Barbara Kanegsberg and Ed Kanegsberg Ph.D., a.k.a the “Cleaning Lady and the Rocket Scientist,” discuss both the positive and negative aspects of metal cleaning and surface preparation.
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Dennis Dewitt Blaugh, President of C&R Plating Corp., Passes

43-year veteran of C&R Plating played a significant role in the company's success.
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Toyota Approves PPG Matte Clearcoat for New Lexus LFA Supercar

PPG's GLOBAL REFINISH SYSTEM(R) D8113 clearcoat is the first to pass Toyota’s rigorous specification criteria for the exclusive $400,000 car’s signature matte black finish.
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Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 73.9% from 2010

Statistics provide evidence that manufacturing industries are investing in capital metalworking equipment.
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METALAST and Dipsol of America Form Distribution Partnership

Dipsol gets aluminum anodizing chemicals and pre- and post-treatment products; METALAST broadens its reach.
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Integran and Dynatronix Expand Partnership

Latest cooperative sales and marketing agreement creates opportunity for Integran and Dynatronix to commercialize nanomaterial electroplating processes.
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Nexeo Solutions Sins Sherwin-Williams’ Partner of the Year Award

Nexeo implemented a customized consolidation program, helping streamline Sherwin-Williams’ product finishes division.
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Process Technology Launches New Website

Enhancements include a contemporary design, along with streamlined navigation, to better present Process Technology's product information to visitors.
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Triumph Group Announces Acquisition of Goodrich Pump & Engine Control Systems

Purchase expands Triumph Group's capabilities and further diversifies its customer base.
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Brigitte Hervieux Appointed Industry Manager, Design – Enthone Europe

Coatings specialist brings more than 25 years experience in the surface finishing industry.
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Enthone High Performance Electroplating Systems Seminar Held in Gurgaon, India.

Sanitary and hardware industry focus draws major OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers throughout the region.
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BASF iGloss: A Breakthrough Clearcoat for Automotive Applications

Innovative finish aims to provide vehicles with long-lasting protection from microscratches.
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SUR/FIN 2013 to Host Global Manufacturing Panel on Monday, June 10

Speakers to include an esteemed list of international manufacturing experts from the United Kingdom, Singapore, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, China and Canada.
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Advanced Pretreatments: It’s Time to Get Off the Fence

Still straddling the fence on the new phosphate pretreatment replacements on the market today? Well, now may be the time to take the leap, and it’s a shorter leap than you might imagine.
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Drag-Out Reduction Techniques Using Barrel Blow-Down and DSC Dip-Spin-Tilt Technology

Increasing demand for water and stringent new legislation to limit the discharge of effluent is taking place in many areas worldwide. Equipment innovations that reduce water usage and minimize the quantity of chemicals discharged into the environment as treated effluent and sludge have been insta...
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Joe Powder Joins Metal Finishing’s Roster of ‘Ask the Experts’

Joe Powder, the powder coating expert featured in the monthly “Ask Joe Powder” section of Metal Finishing magazine, will now be available to answer reader inquiries online at Metal Finishing’s dedicated organic finishing website.
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Development of an Improved Cyanide-free Silver Electrolyte

This article describes in detail the characteristics of SILVERON GT 101 bright silver compared to those obtained from conventional cyanide silver electrolytes.
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Reliant Finishing Systems Nabs Industry Veteran

J.R. Stewart, formerly with Powder-X Coating Systems, named new national service manager.
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PPG Commercializes AEROCRON Electrocoat Primer for Aerospace Use

Proven process affords quality, application, environmental, and performance benefits, PPG says.
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U.S. Industrial Production Up 0.2 Percent in June

Slight rebound in industrial output on the heels of a setback in May.
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U.S. Industrial Production Holds Steady in May

Latest Federal Reserve Report shows industrial production in the United States was unchanged in April after increasing 0.7 percent in March.
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Case Study: Conversion from Liquid Painting to Powder Coating

Pineville, La.-based Baker Manufacturing reaps the rewards from making the switch.
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"Unfinished” Business—Thoughts of a Senior Plater, Part I

In this retrospective piece, industry veteran John “Jack” Horner reflects on the early research and development and testing that spurred innovations in modern plating.
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AkzoNobel Specialty Finishes Opens New Design Center

New facility aims to help AkzoNobel customers expedite rollout of new colors and effects.
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Pavco Moves Towards Completion of Pilot Facility in Charlotte, N.C.

State-of-the-art center created to assist PAVCO's ongoing research, sales and service efforts.
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Nickel Institute Members to Present at the 2013 Washington Forum

Speakers from the Nickel Institute, an ally of NASF, to address issues such as global nickel risks, the workplace and environment.
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Wagner, Sherwin-Williams Form Purchasing Agreement

The Sherwin-Williams Company and Wagner Systems, Inc., have formed an agreement designed to expand the relationship between the two companies, enabling product finishers using Sherwin-Williams innovative ProVisions™ program to purchase Wagner’s line of manual industrial powder coating equipment.
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NASF Welcomes New Supplier Members

The National Association for Surface Finishing Adds T&J Industries and Polyfab Plastics & Supply to the fold.
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Report from the Road: Michigan Platers Face Challenges

A few weeks ago I headed off to the state of Michigan—reporter’s pad and camera in tow—with the goal of sizing up a handful of plating and finishing operations for possible inclusion in the new “Profile” section of the magazine. I got much more than I bargained for via a healthy dose of harsh rea...
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Graco to Acquire the Finishing Businesses of ITW

Purchase advances Graco's core growth strategies while providing a leading position in industrial powder paint equipment sector
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Osborn Introduces Global Rebranding Initiative

Primary goal is to solidify Osborn as a complete finishing solution specialist.
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Achieving Environmental Compliance Via Alkaline Cyanide-Free Silver and Copper Finishing

Metal Finishing welcomes back Eric Olander, president of Electrochemical Products, Inc. (EPi), who discusses the environmental and operational benefits finishers can achieve by completely eliminating cyanide from their finishing operations. Reginald Tucker, Metal Finishing editor, moderates.
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Final Call for Papers: 6th International Symposium on Tin Whiskers

Event takes place Nov. 27-28, 2012, at the Ford College, Loughborough University Leicestershire, UK; deadline is Aug. 12.
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Atotech Gains Volkswagen TL 180 Approval

The new Cr(VI)-free black zinc flake coating from Atotech offers high corrosion protection for Volkswagen automotive parts.
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Registration Open for New England Surface Finishing Regional Conference

The 2010 New England Surface Finishing Regional Conference will be held on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa, Hyannis, Mass.
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NASF Names Christian Richter Executive Vice President

Christian Richter, founder and CEO of The Policy Group, was recently named executive vice president of the National Association for Surface Finishing, or NASF.
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Sherwin-Williams Inks Distribution Agreement with Spraylat Corporation

Sherwin-Williams has signed an agreement with Spraylat Corporation of Pelham, N.Y., to become the exclusive North American distributor of Spraylat EMI/RFI shielding finishes.
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Debating the Wisdom of the Automotive Industry ‘Bailout’

Metal Finishing magazine recently asked various industry members if they thought that the automotive resurgence currently under way would have been possible without the U.S. government’s intervention. What followed was a spirited, evenly divided debate.
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GM Arlington Presses First Parts at $200 Million Body Shop

Contiguous stamping plant adds 180 jobs to GM’s Arlington manufacturing complex and is one of 10 such operations globally that started production in the last five years.
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EPA is Looking for a Few Good Volunteers

National Partnership for Environmental Priorities program encourages ‘proactive’ reduction of hazardous chemicals, waste.
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AESF Aerospace Finishing Course

4-Day Airline & Aerospace Finishing Educational Program
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Coating East 2009

Conference programming and trade show for end users of industrial finishing
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NASF Industry Award Winners Recognized at SUR/FIN

The National Association for Surface Finishing honors those who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the industry.
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U.S. Industrial Production Holds in July

Decrease in key consumer durable segments — including automotive parts production — puts drag on overall U.S. industrial output.
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SelectConnect™ Process for Metallizing Circuits on Molded Parts and Components

3D-MID are designed to maximize space use where components are placed at different heights and in different declinations.
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Finishers, Facing Challenges, Make Adjustments—and Tough Decisions

Kelly Mowry has four children to feed and a business to run. As president of Gull Industries, a metal coating service provider in Houston, Texas, Mowry—a 40-year industry veteran—has recently been thinking twice about his chosen profession. Make no mistake: The Texas A&M University alumnus loves ...
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SUR/FIN ’09 Recap: Economic Keynote, Technical Conference Deliver

SUR/FIN 2009, the premier technical conference and exhibition for the North American surface finishing industry, kicked off June 15–17 at the Kentucky International Convention Center. The three-day event offered more than 70 technical sessions, a special keynote presentation focused on the econom...
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Wagner Industrial Solutions Hosts 'Media Day'

Event designed to showcase Wagner's vast liquid painting and powder coating capabilities.
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CCAI Announces 2012 Award Winners;Installs 2012–2013 Officers and Board

The Chemical Coaters Association International honored members for service and dedication and installed its 2012 – 2013 Officers and National Board members during their 2012 Annual Meeting held in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., in late-June.
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Oxford Instruments Launches X-Strata920

New devices offers rapid and reliable XRF coating thickness measurement and materials analysis.
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Considerations in the Finishing Equipment Selection Process

When budgeting for new finishing equipment or upgrading an existing line, it is important to note that each requirement is unique and must be carefully considered before arriving at an accurate estimate. In this feature, Jim Sutherland, sales manager for CJI Process Systems, describes several key...
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Institute for Supply Management Index Rises in August

The newly released Institute for Supply Management’s Index, a barometer of manufacturing inventories, rose more than 8% to 52.9 in August—up from 48.9 in July. A reading above 50 indicates expansion and growth, while a number below 50 means economic contraction.
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Pavco Technology Pilot Center Now Fully Operational

The new center, Pavco's third major capital improvement in 30 months, is dedicated to improving its technical department operations.
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U.S. Industrial Production Dips in January

Manufacturing edged down 0.1 percent after rising 0.4 percent in December. Decreases were recorded across major categories of durables.
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PPG to Acquire AkzoNobel North American Architectural Coatings Business

Purchase expected to extend PPG's presence in all three architectural distribution channels--company-owned stores, home centers, and independent paint dealers.
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GM to Buy Back Stock from U.S. Treasury Department

U.S. government intends to fully exit GM investment within 12-15 months.
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Columbia Chemical to Host Seminar at Upcoming SFCHINA show in Shanghai

Educational session will focus on electroplating technologies for automotive applications.
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Haviland Enterprises, Inc. Announces 100% Employee Ownership

Bernard Haviland, CEO, called the sale "consistent with our family’s commitment to the employees and to the communities of Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo."
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CCAI Honors Board Members, Installs New Officers

The Chemical Coaters Association International, CCAI, honored members for their service and dedication and installed its 2009–2010 officers and national board members during its recent annual meeting, held in Scottsdale, Ariz.
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COATING EAST 2009 Online Registration Now Open

Online registration is now open for COATING EAST 2009, the second innovative regional conference & trade show to be held in 2009 Sept. 30–Oct. 1 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tenn.
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OSHA Upholds Chrome PEL Exposure Limit

In a ruling of major significance, a federal circuit court upheld OSHA’s 2006 decision to set a Cr6 workplace exposure limit of 5 µg/m3. The announcement comes from The Policy Group, the Washington, D.C.-based government relations arm of the National Association for Surface Finishing.
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Countdown to SUR/FIN: Automotive Issues High on the Conference Agenda

With Grand Rapids, Mich., serving as the backdrop for SUR/FIN 2010, it’s only fitting that the conference programming reflect the major issues facing the domestic automotive industry. To that end, the National Association for Surface Finishing, NASF, has tapped the Center for Automotive Research,...
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Reliant Finishing Systems Reports Record First Quarter 2011 Profits

Increase attributed to a combination of disciplined spending and significantly larger sales volume.
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Final Countdown to SUR/FIN 2010!

SUR/FIN 2010, set for June 14-17 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich., is literally right around the corner. Register today and be a part of something big!
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Final Countdown to SUR/FIN 2010!

SUR/FIN 2010, set for June 14-17 at DeVos Place in Grand Rapids, Mich., is literally right around the corner. Register today and be a part of something big!
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Strength in Consolidation

In his recent column, “Selling, Buying, and Merging Companies During a Recession” (Metal Finishing, Sept. 2009), my esteemed colleague Bert Sherwood outlined potential growth strategies for metal finishing companies looking to survive this “Great Recession.” I agree that one of the options he pre...
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Optimizing Fume Scrubber Efficiency Via the Application of Water-Soluble Dispersants—Part II

An integrated manufacturing facility, utilizing scrubbers to neutralize and exhaust alkaline and acidic fumes from metal pretreatment, phosphating, and electroplating process applications, was experiencing poor removal efficiency and severe debris and biofouling upon internal piping and media.
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European Union Denies Exemption for the Use of Hexavalent Chromium for Electrical/Electronic Equipment

The European Union continues to issue regulatory directives restricting or limiting the use of metals in products such as the ELV, RoHS, and WEEE. Providing the surface finishing industry with information on compliance and testing methodology, understanding the specific requirements of these dire...
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Platers/Painters Profile: Cadillac Plating, Where Zinc is King

Don’t let the name fool you. At Cadillac Plating, it’s all about the zinc: zinc iron hexavalent black, zinc iron trivalent black, zinc trivalent clear, zinc trivalent yellow, zinc hexavalent yellow, and zinc olive drab. It’s a specialty focus that, according to the company, provides a lucrative m...
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Materials Matter When Selecting Blasting Nozzles

Manufacturers achieve major improvements in blast nozzle life using CERBIDE™ vs. alternataive materials, including boron carbide, tungsten carbide and aluminum oxide.
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Clearing the Air Around Vapor Corrosion Inhibitors

The efficacy, convenience, and cost effectiveness of vapor corrosion inhibiting (VCI) packaging products have made their application for rust control almost universal in automotive, machine tools, aerospace, electronics, power generation, and the military. As with all industrial chemical products...
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New U.S. EPA Regulations to Impact Metal Fabrication and Finishing Operations

On July 23, 2008, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) issued a new regulation that regulates air emissions of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) from nine metal fabrication and finishing source categories. This rule, promulgated as 40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 63, ...
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Optimum Anode Technologies Enters the Arena

Optimum Anode Technologies, a newly formed business affiliate of Titan Metal Fabricators, has hit the ground running with a full complement of dimensionally stable anode coatings designed to meet or exceed the technical and operational needs of customers in a number of industries, including biote...
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Dysol, Inc., Adds MagChem to Distributor Lineup

Dysol, Inc., has appointed a distributor for the MagChem line of engine overhaul, maintenance and lubrication products.
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Pavco Fills Key Post

Dennis Dumsha has joined the Pavco team as Global Approvals Manager.
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MacDermid Awarded New Ford Approval

ZinKlad 1000 finishes meet Ford WSS M21 P51 specification.
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast--Exclusive Interview

Catching up with Dan Dunigan and Kenn Leuzinger, founders of The Finishing Experts.
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Effect of Various Electrocatalytic Anodes on Hexavalent and Trivalent Chrome Plating Solutions

Article examines the interactions between mixed metal oxide anodes and various plating baths.
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Morgan Technical Ceramics Expands Capabilities

California-based Wesgo Metals site now offers custom brazing services.
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Case Study: High Velocity Oxygen Fuel Coating to the Rescue

Alloy coating technology helps manufacturer improve the corrosion-resistance of critical parts employed in harsh operating conditions.
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The Spouted Bed Electrode Plater: Improved Technology for Electroplating Micro-sized Components

The spouted bed electrode, SBE, electroplating machine was specifically designed for parts with dimensions smaller than 1 cm in any single dimension. The key technology of the SBE plater is the use of a solution jet that circulates the parts throughout the plating chamber during cleaning, activat...
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CCAI Finishing Pavilion & Conference at FABTECH

North America's largest metal forming, fabricating, finishing and welding event returns to McCormick Place. This annual event anticipates 30,000 visitors and more than 1,200 exhibiting companies covering upwards of 450,000 net square feet of floor space.
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Process Automation International and Elsyca Join Forces to Provide Electroplating Optimization Solutions

Hong Kong-based Process Automation International Ltd. (PAL), which supplies technologies and expertise in a variety of plating methods, has entered into a partnership with Elsyca, a Leuven, Belgium-based supplier of plating feasibility and tooling solutions. The goal, the parties said, is to prov...
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Tradeshow Strategies from a Pro

One of my responsibilities as Organic Coatings Editor for Metal Finishing is attending conferences, be they coatings-related, environmental, or military. I've been doing this for so many years that I've developed a well-honed routine for getting the most out of the available time.
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Improving Surface Prep through Air Blasting

Air blasting contributes to more productive cleaning and pretreatment by making short work of otherwise time-consuming and labor-intensive tasks. For many metal finishers, particularly shops that rebuild parts, prep work often represents more than half the battle. Success depends on maximizing s...
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Atotech Holds Plating Summit at German Headquarters

Visitors from 15 European countries attend special Atotech event.
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Enthone Names Douglas Kielbasa Technical Service Engineer, U.S. Central Region

Douglas Kielbasa has been named Technical Service Engineer, Performance Coatings, for the U.S. Central Region by Enthone Inc., a business of Cookson Electronics.
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Frank Koch, DeFelsko President, Passes

Under Koch's leadership, DeFelsko pioneered many technologies, including hand-held ultrasonic coating thickness gages, among others.
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DuPont Industrial CoatingSolutions Announces New Thermoplastic Powder Coatings

Partnership with The Thermoclad Company aims to support delivery of top-performing products.
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Technic Inc. and STS Switzerland Announce Joint Agreement

Deal gives Technic exclusive distribution rights for STS vibratory equipment products in North America and Europe.
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Marc Fooksman, ITW, Inducted into the PCI's Hall of Fame

Powder coating industry veteran recognized for numerous contributions.
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ALERT: SUR/FIN 2010 Closing Session

A special manufacturing-related session is scheduled to take place 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 17, at SUR/FIN 2010 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
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Technic Launches Updated and Expanded Website

Technic, based in Cranston, Rhode Island, is pleased to announce the launch of a comprehensive redesign of its website, www.technic.com. The new site features industry links and resources as well as expanded content, videos, product search capabilities and more.
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Permanon Surface Coating Technology

Nanotechnology-based coating reduces or eliminates primary factors that cause many coatings to fail.
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Wagner Receives Sherwin-Williams Product Innovation Award

The new PrimaSprint Manual Powder Coating unit introduction from Wagner was selected to receive the Sherwin-Williams award.
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Enthone, Inc. Elevates Henri Sep to the Position of Vice President of Global Marketing, Performance Coatings

Since joining Enthone in 2011, Sep has led efforts in delivering customer-focused solutions to OEMs, applicators and job shops.
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Technic U.S. Completes Extensive Laboratory Expansion

Advanced laboratory spanning 20,000 square feet provides support and services in research and development, quality control, analytics, and applications engineering.
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Technic Launches Asia Pacific Website

New site features expanded content, technology demonstration videos, product search capabilities and industry links and references.
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Technic Purchases Kemesys

Acquisition of semiconductor materials manufacturer further expands Technic’s offering of ultra-pure semiconductor products.
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PLC Holding Acquires Wisconsin Oven Corporation

Acquisition aims to strengthen Wisconsin Oven’s global positioning in key industries.
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Columbia Chemical Promotes Mark Schario

Thirty-year industry veteran elevated to the position of Vice President, Technologies.
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Technic Opens Advanced Technical Center in Hong Kong

Move designed to strengthen technical support of Technic's fast growing business in Asia.
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Enthone Hosts Automotive Industry Action Group CQI-11 Training

More than 50 OEMs and tier suppliers participated in the educational program.
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AkzoNobel and Solvay Expand Partnership

Agreement underlines the commitment of both AkzoNobel and Solvay to play a key role in sustainable development and expand the use of renewable raw materials.
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Institute for Supply Management Report Bodes Well for Manufacturing

PMI Index registered 50.9 percent in June, an increase of 1.9 percentage points from May.
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Axalta Coating Systems Star Coaters Host Bi-Annual 20-Group Meetings

Participants engage in thought leadership and knowledge-sharing.
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Coming Soon: Metal Finishing Magazine To Conduct Webinar on “The Forensic Analysis of Coating Failures”

Metal Finishing continues its online webinar series with a presentation on the “Forensic Analysis of Coating Failures.” The webinar will be moderated by Ron Joseph, Metal Finishing's organic editor, and a full-time paint and coatings consultant. Listen to a preview of this upcoming webinar program.
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Enhancing Production of Coatings for Turbine Components: Pre-Mixing Codep Powder with a Microencapsulated Activator

Coatings applied to today’s critical engine components are integral to the performance, maintenance and longevity of the parts – and to the reliability of the overall power system.
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Spray Finishing Training Sponsored by DeVilbiss, Binks & Owens Community College

DeVilbiss, Binks and Owens Community College have teamed up to present a Spray Finishing Technology Workshop. This three-day intensive training program entails both classroom and hands-on sessions. Two Continuing Education Units are awarded. Attendees should be involved with industrial, contrac...
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SUR/FIN 2010

SUR/FIN is the annual conference and trade show organized by the National Association for Surface Finishing. As the surface finishing industry’s premier event, professionals from around the world assemble to share ideas, experiences, and to solve surface finishing and manufacturing problems while...
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PPG receives Chairman’s Award at METALCON 2012

Coatings maker recognized for sustainable, color-shifting coatings on port building in San Diego.
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TITAN Metal Fabricators Announces Plans to Relocate

Expanded corporate headquarters and principal manufacturing facility reflect growing demand among TITAN's customer base.
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Curtiss-Wright Corporation Agrees to Acquire BASF’s Surface Technologies Division

Deal would expand Curtiss-Wright’s portfolio of niche coating technologies.
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Confessions of a Mature Booth Babe

Barbara Kanegsberg, a.k.a. "The Cleaning Lady," sees the trade show exhibition as a valuable venue to learn while you teach.
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TITAN Metal Fabricators Adds New Facility in India

Facility represents TITAN’s first expansion outside the United States.
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Ensuring Readiness for Phosphate-Free Conversion Coatings

Successful implementation of transitional metal conversions can save both time and money—but only if the processes are executed properly.
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MFN Shot Peening Workshop

Workshop focusing on peening, blasting, cleaning and vibratory finishing.
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2012 Minnesota Paint and Powder Coating Expo

Learn about improving the efficiency of industrial finishing operations while maximizing investment returns by attending the Minnesota Paint and Powder Coating Expo 2012.
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Pangborn Europe Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Leading manufacturer in the surface preparation industry marks half a century in business.
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ITW Gema Holds Technology Open House and Seminar

Event introduces ITW Gema partners to the latest Color Change Technology
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CCAI Installs 2011–2012 Officers and Board; Announces Award Winners

Executive director calls event CCAI's "most successful annual meeting ever."
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PPG Holds Premiere Electrocoat Conference in China

Event signals PPG's plans to bring more advanced technologies and ‘green’ products to customers in China.
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ITW Gema, Halo Coatings Ink Deal

ITW Gema and MKB llc (Halo Coatings) have reached an agreement on a strategic global partnership to promote a new technology, known as the Halo Process. According to the parties, this unique process—which utilizes powder coatings that are designed to reflect light—is expected to impact markets wh...
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Yesterday's Solvents Tomorrow: Part I

It is very unlikely that many newly developed cleaning solvents will be introduced in the coming years. The reasons include: the costs are too great; the expected return is too small; and limitations of chemistry make the chance of success in providing a perfect solvent too low. Other than those ...
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Yesterday's Solvents Tomorrow: Part II

In part I of this column, I showed how common open-top vapor degreasers can fail if used with solvent blends. The reason is the vapor produced from most binary solvent blends becomes enriched in the most volatile of the two components. If that vapor escapes from the degreaser via any means, the b...
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Must-Have Checklist when Designing an Efficient Spraying Operation

In-depth article addresses the fundamental questions related to setting up—and analyzing—a spray booth system.
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BASF Recognized for 'Innovative Paint Process"

Integrated Process II aims to eliminatie the second paint layer, the primer coat, and its baking phase in autobody finishes.
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SFCHINA 2013 Draws Thousands

More than 10,695 people participated in this year’s show at Shanghai.
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PMI Index Hits 54.1 Percent in January

Leading industry barometer shows manufacturing sector continuing to expand.
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An Alternative Approach to Plating of Titanium and Ti Alloys Using Carbon Foam Substrate

3C Technology has developed—and proposed for commercial applications—a method for electroplating titanium alloys in the form of a coating on plastic and carbon foams.
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Nordson Corporation Completes Acquisition of EDI Holdings, Inc.

Completion of the transaction follows Nordson’s May 21 announcement that it had entered into an agreement to acquire EDI.
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Wheelabrator Plus Promotes Brian Cappallo

Cappallo elevated to Wheelabrator Plus U.S. sales and service manager
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BASF Develops New Color for Volkswagen SUV Concept Car

"Blue pear"l hue aims to harmonize with stainless steel appearance.
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New England Technology and Design Conference Set for April 4

Uyemura's George Milad to deliver a presentation on electroless nickel immersion gold.
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NASF Presents Industry Awards at SUR/FIN

NASF, the National Association for Surface Finishing, recognized more than a dozen individuals for their dedication, service, and technical contributions to the surface finishing industry during a special ceremony at SUR/FIN 2009 in Louisville, Ky., June 15–17.
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Haviland Products Forms Alliance with Product-Sol

Partnership between Haviland Products and Product-Sol targets neeeds of the automotive, military, and aerospace industries.
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Henkel Adds HIT Solutions to Stable of Distributors

Henkel Automotive Surface Technology Group has entered into an agreement with HIT Solutions, whereby HIT Solutions will serve as a sales and distribution partner for much of the Midwest United States.
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Caterpillar Prefers PPG

Heavy-duty industrial equipment manufacturer selects PPG Industries as sole coating supplier for North Little Rock, Ark., plant.
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Enthone Appoints Technical Service Engineer

Mark Hutchinson tapped to cover U.S. Central Region
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SERFILCO Sees SUR/FIN as an Opportunity to Educate

A worldwide leader in dependability, technical support, and design for 50 years, SERFILCO brings its expertise to SUR/FIN, where it plans to teach platers and dealers the most up-to-date methods to carbon treat to effectively keep organics out of the plating solution.
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AESF Announces Fall Training Schedule

Environmental stewardship, hard chrome plating techniques are among the main topics in AESF's fall training lineup.
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Key Guidelines Pertaining to Ultrasonic Cleaning Equipment and Performance

While there are few specific rules for benchmarking the performance of an ultrasonic system, there are some general considerations regarding the overall need for a new system, or evaluating the day-to-day performance of your present system.
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Driving Away from Hexavalent Chromium Coatings

With compliance deadlines for new environmental regulations fast approaching or already in effect, surface finishers are challenged to manage the transition to alternative coating materials and away from hexavalent chromium.
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Demystifying REACH

The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) is offering members valuable assistance in deciphering Europe’s complex regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals—otherwise referred to by the acronym, “REACH.” The regulation—which went into effect in...
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Enthone Launches Automotive Brake Systems Blog

Richard Lynch welcomes your questions and comments!
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State of Connecticut Recognizes Local Finisher

REM Surface Engineering receives innovation award for its signature ‘ISF’ Process.
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Enthone Shanghai Technical and Manufacturing Center to be Unveiled at SFChina Exhibition

$30 million, 42,000 sq. meter facility to house a raw material and finished goods warehouse, manufacturing building, and a technology center.
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Technic Engineered Powders Division Hires Research Scientist

Dr. Lu Lu will lead the development of innovative products, including precious metal powders and flakes.
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Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation to Merge Into Evonik Corporation

Move will support global branding strategy while enhancing product development and sustainable solutions.
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FABTECH 2012 to Feature Manufacturing CEO Panel

Inudstry experts to offer their respective forecasts and predictions for the coming year.
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SSPC Updates PA 2, Revises Waterjetting Standard

The scope and title of PA 2 have changed to reflect the 2012 revision of ASTM D7091-12.
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American Coatings Association Secures Critical Interpretation from EPA Regarding Powder Coating Operations

EPA amendment to the Paint and Allied Products Area Source Rule allows companies that use certain chromium compounds to opt out of the rulemaking.
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Platinum Equity Acquires MetoKote Corporation

CEO to remain in place; operations will continue under the MetoKote brand.
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Airblast Eurospray Awarded Third Contract for RAF Coningsby

Deal entails the maintenance of four squadrons of Typhoon FGR4 aircraft – one of the world’s fastest fighter jets.
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Werner Auer to Head Siemens VAI Metals Technologies

Effective July 1, 2009, Werner Auer took the reins as head of Siemens VAI Metals Technologies GmbH & Co. Auer, who was previously CFO of the Business Unit located in Linz, succeeds Richard Pfeiffer as CEO.
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Policy Group Predicts More Industrial Controls In the Future

The industry will likely see more controls—not less—on industrial processes in both the commercial and Department of Defense (DOD) context. So said Christian Richter, principal with The Policy Group, during an address at the DOD's Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program Conferenc...
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ISM Report Shows Encouraging Activity Amidst Core Electronic Sectors

Computers and electronic products were among the top-performing categories in January, according to a recently released market sector report from the Institute of Supply Management, or ISM.
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Industrial Production Up 0.2 Percent in August

Modest gains seen among key sectors, including automotive, aerospace, and electronics.
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Industrial Production Rises 0.9% in July

Vehicle and automotive parts manufacturing played a big role in July’s performance.
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Enthone Publishes OSP Performance Guide

Document enables OEMs, EMS, and printed circuit board fabricators to easily determine how yields, quality and reliability can be significantly increased throughout the supply chain.
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Osborn Expands California Facility

To meet market demands, Osborn adds complete line to Santa Fe Springs manufacturing and distribution center.
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Sherwin-Williams Adds 2K Epoxy Aerosol Primer for Military and Heavy Equipment Applications

First aerosol-based epoxy technology approved by Army Research Lab.
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Making the Most of Your Ultrasonic Cleaning System

Ultrasonic cleaning increases yield, turbo-charges cleaning, increases profits, and boosts your competitive edge—but only if you do it right. Understanding critical variables can help maximize the return on your cleaning system investment.
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Sales Development--Coatings

Phoenix Coaters an established company located in South Central Wisconsin has added a second electro-coat and topcoat system to complement its existing four production coating lines and is seeking an experienced sales individual to support the business.
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Chrysler Approves PPG Clearcoats

Approvals cover select ENVIROBASE, DELTRON and NEXA AUTOCOLOR refinish products.
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Dörken MKS Systems Hosts Clients During 'Dörken Days' Event

Meeting showcases new innovations to Dörken MKS Systems customers
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Wisconsin Oven to Expand East Troy Facility

29K sq ft expansion entails two 20-ton cranes and two 10-ton cranes to accommodate large equipment orders.
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GM ‘Blue Suit Crew’ Seeks Perfect Paint Finish

Paint shop employees at General Motors' Lake Orion Plant in Michigan constantly look to root out potential sources of contaminants.
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BASF Coatings Protect New Wind Turbine in Hamburg, Germany

N117/2400 turbine provides a container terminal with up to 8.7 million kilowatt hours of electricity per year -- the equivalent to the annual energy needs of nearly 2,000 four-person households in Germany.
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Sherwin-Williams Supplying Protective Coatings For Massive Cleveland Innerbelt Bridge Project

More than 26,000 gallons needed to cover 1.8 million square feet of steel that comprise the westbound span over the Cuyahoga River.
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast: July 21, 2009

Tune in for the latest news releases, announcements, and events impacting the surface finishing industry. This week's news features June industrial production numbers, an overview of GM's emergence from bankruptcy, and the Precision Metalforming Association's (PMA) July Business Conditions Report.
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast: August 10, 2009

Reginald Tucker discusses upcoming surface finishing events, including Coating East 2009 and the Southern Metal Finishing Conference. He also takes a look back at the awards ceremony held during SUR/FIN 2009 this past June in Louisville, Ky.
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast: November 12, 2009

This week's newscast reports on the latest unemployment figures from the U.S. Department of Labor. Also covered are several developments on the merger and acquisition front.
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast February 2, 2010

People in the News...Awards & Certifications...Plant Expansions
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Metal Finishing Audio Newcast: January 8, 2010

This week's newscast reports on the latest unemployment claims from the U.S. Dept. of Labor. Also covered...upcoming training opportunities for platers, painters, and powder coaters.
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast--February 8, 2010

NASF Announces Washington Forum Updates
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast, Feb. 16, 2010

U.S. January auto sales, plus newly released employment figures
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast--February 22, 2010

Countdown to SUR/FIN 2010: Automotive Issues High on the Agenda
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast: March 1, 2010

Online registration is now open for SUR/FIN 2010! Save the date for June 14–17, Devos Place Convention Center in Grand Rapids, Mich.
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast, March 8, 2010

February automotive sales, plus newly released unemployment numbers.
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast, March 15, 2010

Enthone expands staff...Acme Celebrates 100 years in business...NADCAP approval for SIFCO
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast--March 29, 2010

Newly released U.S. automotive sales for the month of March, plus 2010 J.D. Power & Associates Vehicle Dependability Study
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast-April 5, 2010

March unemployment report...mergers and acquisitions...NASF announces new members
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast, April 19, 2010

People in the news...upcoming events
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast-May 3, 2010

Kyle Hankinson returns to KCH; Technic partners with Circuit Automation; new dates for SFCHINA 2010.
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast, Sept. 14, 2010

People in the news, acquisitions, parternships, certifications, and upcoming events
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast, Oct. 11, 2010

Regulatory victory for NASF...kudos to Valley Chrome Plating for pollution prevention measures
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast, December 6, 2010

Highlights from the U.S. Bureau of Labor's monthly jobs report
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast, December 20, 2010

U.S. November Auto Sales...Manufacturing Conference Set for March...People in the News..
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast, February 3, 2011

U.S. automotive sales for the month of January; product innovation award for Wagner Systems, Inc.
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast, March 10, 2011

February unemployment numbers, plus the latest purchasing executive sentiment report from the Institute for Supply Management
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast, May 31, 2011

MAMF New York Branch Annual Awards Presentation, Plus People in the News
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast, June 2, 2010

Final Countdown to SUR/FIN 2010...upcoming regional events...new digs for CST-SurTec...people in the news
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast, June 21, 2010

New name for Vulcanium...AESF Fall Training Schedule
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast, Sept. 8, 2011

Newly released economic and manufacturing data for the month of August...Coaters and metal polishers invest in the business...Fall convention and conference schedules announced.
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast, November 29, 2011

Appointments and promotions; Expansions; Training and Education
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast, January 24, 2012

Personnel announcements, acquisitions and expansions, and upcoming special editions.
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast, March 9, 2012

2012 IPC Expo recap, including new board members and awards presentations. Latest U.S. employment numbers for February.
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast, April 6, 2012

March employment report; Institute for Supply Management's Report on Business; and the latest U.S. Automotive Sales Report
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast, June 2012

NASF Annual Awards Presentation; Save the date for SUR/FIN 2013
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast, August 14, 2012

Manufacturing technology orders; U.S. July unemployment report; SIFCO ASC featured on FOX Business Network's "Manufacturing Marvels" Show; AutoTechnology training programs; COATING 2012 technical sessions
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Metal Finishing Audio Newscast, December 18, 2012

Review of three independent manufacturing reports: the Federal Reserve's U.S. Industrial Production Summary for November; Association for Manufacturing Technology's October Orders Report; and the latest PMI Index from the Institute for Supply Management.
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Platers/Painters Profile: Professional Plating Strives for Repeatable Results

Professional Plating could dazzle you dizzy with its deep range of finishing services—rack zinc plating, barrel zinc plating, acrylic e-coating, epoxy e-coating, custom powder coating, and specialty ceramic coatings, to name a few. But it’s not just about diversity for diversity’s sake. The real ...
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Feature Focus: Effective Ultrasonic Parts Cleaning Requires the Right Soap Chemistry

Today, ultrasonic cleaning of parts is utilized in a dizzying array of applications. To that end, ultrasonic cleaning works best when paired with the appropriate soap for each application.
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Chemetall Acquires Artech Technologies

Chemetall has acquired the assets of Artech Technologies, a specialty chemical company based in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
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Enhancements in Store for SUR/FIN 2010

When the curtain lifts on SUR/FIN 2010 in Grand Rapids, Mich., June 15–17, attendees looking for the “same old, same old” are going to be a bit disappointed. That’s because the National Association for Surface Finishing, or NASF, has made significant changes that promise to enhance the overall ex...
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SCAQMD Heeds American Coating Association's Comments for Rule 1107 Amendments

ACA is concerned that many high solids coatings will be lost given the SCAQMD's proposed interim limits.
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Key Patent Award for Integran Technologies

Leader in advanced electroplated nanotechnologies earns patent for vacuum-tight nanometal coating for thermoplastic and composite parts.
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Ecology Coatings Enters into a License Agreement with BASF Coatings GmbH

Deal enables Ecology Coatings to provide BASF a non-exclusive license for use of four patents involving metal, plastic, and fiberglass coating technologies.
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Strong Second-Quarter Earnings for Coating Suppliers, Chemical Companies

DuPont, PPG Industries, and Sherwin-Williams benefit from end-user demand, global activity, acquisitions, and price hikes.
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GM Invests $230 Million in Four Plants

General Motors Company, GM, is investing more than $230 million in four GM plants in the greater Flint, Mich., area to support the production of the fuel-efficient 2011 Chevrolet Cruze and Volt. The investment represents more than 500 jobs.
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2010 Manufacturing Outlook: Slow & Steady

As manufacturing goes, so goes metal finishing—that’s a given. What remains somewhat of a mystery, though, is forecasting the precise point in 2010 when we can expect manufacturing employment and output to return to more respectable levels.
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SUR/FIN 2011 Manufacturing & Technology Conference

Surface finishing Industry's premier event focused on new finishing products and techniques for aerospace, automotive coatings, fasteners, and more. Economic and regulatory issues will be covered as well.
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Spray Finishing Technology Workshop

This three-day intensive workshop, held on the campus of Owens Community College, familiarizes participants with the equipment, systems, and techniques of spray finishing. Topics include surface preparation, equipment types, evaluation, and spray applications associated with industrial finishing.
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Spray Finishing Technology Workshop

Three-day intensive workshop that familiarizes participants with the equipment, systems, and techniques of spray finishing. Topics include surface preparation, equipment types, evaluation, and spray applications associated with industrial finishing. In addition, the latest technologies will be ex...
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Spray Finishing Technology Workshop

Three-day intensive workshop that familiarizes participants with the equipment, systems, and techniques of spray finishing. Topics include surface preparation, equipment types, evaluation, and spray applications associated with industrial finishing. In addition, the latest technologies will be ex...
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Spray Finishing Technology Workshop

Three-day intensive workshop that familiarizes participants with the equipment, systems, and techniques of spray finishing. Topics include surface preparation, equipment types, evaluation, and spray applications associated with industrial finishing. In addition, the latest technologies will be ex...
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Spray Finishing Technology Workshop

Three-day intensive workshop that familiarizes participants with the equipment, systems, and techniques of spray finishing. Topics include surface preparation, equipment types, evaluation, and spray applications associated with industrial finishing. In addition, the latest technologies will be ex...
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Electrocoat 2010

This conference is designed to market the expansion of electrocoat technology through the education of finishing industry personnel and those interested in the technology, both as a coating application and also a “primer” of choice for many other topcoat finishes
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Troubleshooting Electroless Nickel Baths: Solutions to Common Problems

Presented here are excerpts from Dr. Lal’s comprehensive technical paper on “Electroless Nickel Baths,” which is slated to appear in its entirety in the Nov/Dec issue of Metal Finishing magazine.
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Nickel Institute Releases New Publication

"Nickel in Tomorrow's World" examines global trends that will influence demand for this essential metal.
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Selecting Cartridge Filters for Powder Coating Operations

The article discusses the range of filters available and the effect that different conditions and circumstances have on filter performance.
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CCAI Honors Industry Members; Names 2008–09 Officers

The Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) honored members for their service and dedication at its annual meeting held earlier this summer in Clearwater Beach, Fla. During the event, the association also installed its 2008–09 officers.
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Building Your Recession Survival Guide

Modify employee health plans and adjust production shifts. Renegotiate lending terms with banks and payment schedules with customers to secure more favorable financing and expedite receivables. Diversify your client base beyond the core, staple sectors in order to provide a buffer against markets...
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Missed Opportunities at the Washington Forum

Despite a consistently robust conference program, many finishers and suppliers are choosing not to participate in this important industry event.
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U.S. Industrial Production Inches Upward in April

Newly released Federal Reserve report shows reflects 1.1% increase in output; revisions issued for February and March.
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Therma-Tron-X, Inc. Showcased On TV's “Manufacturing Marvels" program.

Custom paint finishing system designer/fabricator featured in a two-minute “spotlight” of capability and manufacturing ability.
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Hentzen Coatings Acquires CrossLink Powder Coatings

Purchase expands Hentzen Coatings' offering to include architectural finishes.
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Surface Technology and Global Manufacturing Power Interest in SUR/FIN

National Association for Surface Finishing Conference & Tradeshow continues to grow.
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