Finishing

The finishing technology area has information on blast cleaning machines, cleaning and degreasing machines, deburring machines, drying systems, grinders, ovens, polishing and sanding machines, painting equipment, powder coating equipment, and vibratory finishing machines.

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IFS Coatings opens new manufacturing plant in Oklahoma

June 20, 2014

IFS Coatings, Gainesville, Texas, has opened a new powder coating manufacturing plant in Ardmore, Okla. The facility produces high-volume, Class A and functional powder coating finishes requiring extensive quality control. The plant, designed using the lean manufacturing concept, features...

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2014 NASF SUR/FIN draws largest attendance in recent history

June 19, 2014

The NASF SUR/FIN Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Tradeshow, held June 9-11 in Cleveland, showcased more than 178 product and service companies and presented more than 80 speakers. More than 2,200 surface finishing professionals from throughout the U.S. and 30 other countries attended or...

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MetoKote receives Quality Performance Achievement Certificate from Toyota

June 18, 2014

MetoKote Corp., Lima, Ohio, a global protective coatings supplier, has announced that its San Antonio facility has received a Quality Performance Achievement Certificate from Toyota for the second consecutive year. The certificate is awarded based on a supplier’s showing exceptional...

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Saint-Gobain acquires Phoenix Coating Resources

June 17, 2014

Saint-Gobain, Valley Forge, Pa., has finalized the acquisition of Phoenix Coating Resources Inc., a Mulberry, Fla.-based manufacturer of ceramic ingots used to produce high-resistance thermal coatings on metal parts for the aeronautics industry. Phoenix Coating Resources joins Saint-Gobain’s...

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MEC Group acquires Whertec

June 12, 2014

MEC Group, through its division Castolin Eutectic, has acquired Whertec Inc., a privately owned company based in Jacksonville, Fla. The company will operate as a subsidiary of Eutectic Corp. USA. Whertec specializes in the application of coatings to protect against excessive wear, corrosion,...

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Toolkit provides color, texture advice for appliance, electronics manufacturers

June 12, 2014

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced Trendcast Styling Directions 2014, a portable toolkit created to help designers of appliances, outdoor furniture, electronics, and recreational equipment to identify trends in colors, textures, and surfaces for the next two years....

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MetoKote earns Honda supplier performance recognition

June 11, 2014

MetoKote Corp.'s Huber Heights, Ohio, facility was among the top service suppliers honored at the 16th annual American Honda Supplier Conference recently held in Toronto. Forty-nine of the more than 300 suppliers in attendance were recognized for outstanding key performance measures for service...

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Zinc phosphate coating suitable for applications up to 1,400 degrees F

June 11, 2014

The MICROLOK® MZN finish from Birchwood Technologies is a fine-grained zinc phosphate coating for corrosion protection of iron and steel components. It provides protection up to 1,400 degrees F for high-heat applications such as brake components. The patented coating is a 20-min. process that...

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Steam generators designed for cleaning metal surfaces before powder coating, painting

June 11, 2014

Electro-Steam Generator Corp. offers the LB series steam generators for the coatings industry. They are designed for precleaning and iron phosphating of metal surfaces before powder coating or painting. The generators are available in nine models designed for different part sizes and production...

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Oerlikon completes acquisition of Metco

June 9, 2014

Oerlikon, based in Pfäffikon, Switzerland, has acquired Metco from Sulzer AG. Metco will combine with Oerlikon’s existing coating business to create the Surface Solutions Segment, under the leadership of Roland Herb as CEO. The new segment, based in Balzers, Liechtenstein, comprises the two...

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Water-based coatings made for metallic coating lines

June 9, 2014

PPG Industries has published an informational guide about ENVIRON® MCL environmentally friendly, water-based coatings for application on metallic coating lines over GALVALUME®-coated sheet steel and hot-dipped galvanized metal. The permanent coatings offer UV protection and corrosion...

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Abrasive Resource receives 2014 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award

June 5, 2014

Abrasive Resource, an Anoka, Minn.-based converter and distributor of abrasive sanding and grinding products, has received the Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award from the Manufacturing Leadership Council, San Antonio, Texas. The company was recognized in the Sustainability Leadership category...

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CUTCO Corp. uses engineered abrasives to create a new finish

June 2, 2014

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After several decades of operating large "cut-down" machines in search of the perfect finish for its cutlery, CUTCO Corp. decided to look for a new cutting-edge way to deliver the same results, but more efficiently. It found an answer with engineered abrasives and new finishing machines.

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Cortec marks 20 years of ISO 9001 certification

May 29, 2014

Cortec® Corp., St. Paul, Minn., marks its 20th year of compliance to ISO 9001 this year. Certified since 1994, the company provides corrosion control products for the packaging, metalworking, construction, electronics, water treatment, and oil and gas...

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Deburring system designed for fineblanked parts

May 28, 2014

Abtex Corp. has designed and built its largest Tri-Ten deburring system for deburring high-volume fineblanked parts. It operates three shifts/day, seven days/week, resulting in an annual throughput of more than 15 million parts. The machine can be bulk-fed (operator or robot) or fed directly by...

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