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Metal Finishing News - 12 Dec 2013

Editor's Choice

EPA Honors Winners of the 2013 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards Faraday Technology, Inc., and The Dow Chemical Company recognized for 'green' innovations in plating chemistries and coatings, respectively. More

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. More

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Chromalloy Appoints New Business Development Director
Jason Humphries to oversee strategies in commercial aerospace, military and energy segments. ... More

2013-14 Universal Metal Finishing Guidebook Launches!

Among the highlights: 12 new/updated technical features, including reference articles on aluminum anodizing, specialty metals plating, an expanded troubleshooting chapter, and pieces on finishing plant engineering and cleaning equipment purchasing guidelines.
Click here  to view the digital edition.


Enthone Conducts Hard Chrome Technical Training for Daimler AG and Mahle
Instruction covered the basics on hard chrome plating, including coating characteristics and plating mechanisms.... More

Chrysler Approves PPG Clearcoats
Approvals cover select ENVIROBASE, DELTRON and NEXA AUTOCOLOR refinish products.... More

Cleaning, Pretreatment & Surface Preparation

Able Electropolishing Expands
Electropolishing specialist unveils advanced processing production facility. ... More


Technic, Inc. has announced the release of TechniEtch 1688, a proprietary organic acid-based copper microetch chemistry engineered to produce optimum adhesion of polymer coatings. TechniEtch 1688 improves yields of fine features with plating resists, etch resists or solder mask, especially where adhesion is critical under harsh conditions like HASL, ENIG, and Immersion Tin.
For information, please visit www.technic.com or call (401) 781-6100.


Nova Finishing has released “Evaluating Material Removal and Surface Modification Systems,” by Anthony Kenton, a 30-year veteran of the surface finishing industry. The 278-page book aims to establish standard methods for evaluating all material removal processes, how fast these systems work and what limitations they have regarding part volume, size, shape and finish. There are six process classifications described and special emphasis on mass finishing machines and supplies. For more information, please visit www.novafinishing.com.

Columbia Chemical

ITT Cannon specializes in the development and manufacturing of connectors to support innovations in the aviation, military, telecommunications, space, medical and transportation markets around the world.

Seeking Chemical Engineer to support our plating production department by analyzing and solving plating issues, implement new and/or improve current processes and support new product development.

Please visit www.itt.com/careers to apply.

Environmental & Regulatory Compliance

AkzoNobel joins Together for Sustainability (TfS)
Move underlines AkzoNobel's commitment to driving improvements throughout its global supply chains. ... More

Industry Trends & Happenings

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. ... More

OSHA Proposes New Rule to Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries
OSHA seeks to amend its current recordkeeping regulations to add requirements for the electronic submission of injury and illness information employers are already required to keep.... More

SFCHINA 2013 Recap

Organized by Sinostar International, SFCHINA 2013 drew thousands of attendees to Shanghai to preview new products and technologies. Read about the show highlights.

Solvent Kleene Stripper
Spray Finishing Training Program Set for Spring 2014

Collaboriate educational effort sponsored by Owens Community College and Finishing Brands.


Dates: 25 March 2014 until 27 March 2014
Location: Las Vegas, Nev.
Website: http://www.ipcapexexpo.org/html/main/default.htm

Dates: 08 April 2014 until 11 April 2014
Location: Karlsruhe, Germany
Website: http://www.paintexpo.com

Dates: 14 May 2014 until 15 May 2014
Location: Erfurt, Germany
Website: http://www.rapidtech.de

For a full list of events and conferences, please visit

2013 Metal Finishing Guidebook
IPC APEX Expo 2014

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