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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Aluminum-oxide surface conditioning materials made for challenging applications

July 15, 2014

Norton | Saint-Gobain has expanded its Norton Rapid Prep™ nonwoven surface conditioning product line. The Bear-Tex® portfolio now includes a new regular flex (RF) line of aluminum oxide (A/O) products that are suitable for demanding belt and quick-change disc applications. Featuring a design...

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PCI establishes educational fund

July 14, 2014

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI), Montgomery, Texas, has announced its official establishment of an educational fund designated for awarding scholarships to students who are pursuing studies in fields related to powder coatings. They must be attending an educational institution that offers...

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Report projects metal finishing chemicals demand to reach $9.5 billion by 2020

July 8, 2014

Global Industry Analysts Inc., San Jose, Calif., has released a research report titled "Metal Finishing Chemicals: A Global Strategic Business Report." The report, which provides a comprehensive review of market trends, drivers, mergers, acquisitions, and other strategic metal finishing industry...

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PPG launches online digital design and specifications binder for metal coatings

July 8, 2014

PPG Industries’ coil and building products coatings group, Pittsburgh, has announced that its Architectural Metal Coatings binder is available online in a digital, downloadable format at www.ppgideascapes.com. The digital binder features updated catalogs, product brochures, and data sheets...

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Stainless steel weld finishing by the numbers

July 7, 2014

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As the demand for stainless steel increases, welders and metal fabricators need to understand how to obtain the proper finish.

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Polychem Powder Coatings achieves certificate of excellence from Materials Connexion

July 1, 2014

IFS Coatings, Gainesville, Texas, has announced that its Polychem powder coatings brand has been awarded a Certificate of Material Excellence by Material Connexion and has been accepted into Material Connexion’s library of innovative materials. To be accepted into the library, the Polychem...

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Pferd hires VP of operations

June 30, 2014

Pferd Inc., a manufacturer of abrasive products, cutting tools, industrial and maintenance brushes, and power tools in Leominster, Mass., has appointed Peter Skaalen as its vice president of operations. Based at the company’s Advance Brush facility in Milwaukee, he is responsible for directing...

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From looms to thermal spray to laser cladding

June 30, 2014

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Hayden Corp. has persevered over a century of change. It began as a supplier of wire cloth sold to the papermaking industry. Now it makes use of some of the most advanced surfacing technologies available.

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Sanding discs remove six times more stock than regular discs

June 24, 2014

Walter Surface Technologies has updated its Coolcut XX sanding discs. They feature a blend of abrasive grains, as well as bond and cooling agents. The 4.5-, 5-, and 7-in. general-purpose sanding discs feature Cyclone™ self-sharpening grains, which provide six times more stock removal compared to...

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Sunset Industrial Applications opens

June 24, 2014

Sunset Industrial Applications Inc. has celebrated its grand opening in Chambersburg, Pa. The veteran-owned small business provides contract finishing services, offering production capacities and finishes in liquid and powder coating. The company serves OEM and tier suppliers in the Mid-Atlantic...

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Air-powered, variable-speed pencil grinder adjusts up to 60,000 RPM

June 24, 2014

Dynabrade Inc. has introduced an air-powered, variable-speed pencil grinder. The tool allows the user to adjust the speed from 35,000 to 60,000 RPM to suit a variety of grinding applications. The grinder offers precision deburring, finishing, and engraving. The user sets the speed with a dial,...

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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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