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Linetec expands capacity in Wisconsin

October 5, 2016

In response to customer growth and increased demand for finishing in the architectural metal products market, Linetec is expanding shift coverage and enhancing production flow to gain capacity at its paint facility in Wausau, Wis. In the past year the firm has added nearly 100 employees. Before...

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Acme Mfg. appoints president/CEO

October 5, 2016

Acme Mfg. Co., an Auburn Hills, Mich.-based manufacturer of integrated robotic automation for polishing, buffing, deburring, and grinding systems, has named G. A. “Fritz” Carlson III as president/CEO and majority shareholder. Carlson, who joined the company in 1984, is the fourth-generation...

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Stringer bead wheels redesigned for cleaning efficiency

October 3, 2016

Weiler Abrasives Group has re-engineered its Roughneck® and Wolverine® 4-in. stringer bead wheels to deliver maximum cleaning efficiency and longer life, states the company. They are available in carbon steel and stainless steel.The new Roughneck Max is made of proprietary wire that is strong,...

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Corrosion protection offered in recyclable cans

October 3, 2016

Cortec® offers the EcoAir® VpCI®-337 fogger. Powered by compressed air, the spray can delivers a biodegradable, waterborne vapor corrosion inhibitor used to protect metal parts and internal void spaces with a thin, environmentally friendly, self-healing film. Vapor-phase corrosion inhibitors...

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Greenkote opens joint venture facility in Shanghai

September 20, 2016

Greenkote PLC, Brook Park, Ohio, a provider of zinc-based anticorrosion metal coatings, has announced the opening of a new facility in Shanghai, PRC, which will provide Greenkote® coatings to the Far East region. The new licensee, Shanghai Premier Tension Control Bolts Co. Ltd. (SHTCB), is a joint...

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Electrocoat Association launches new website

September 15, 2016

The Electrocoat Association, Cincinnati, has established a new website at www.electrocoat.org.The updated design and functionality present the organization’s brand and objectives in its work in the finishing...

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Abrasive flap discs re-engineered for longer cut life

September 15, 2016

Weiler Abrasives Group has rebranded its Vortec Pro® abrasive flap discs under its Wolverine® family of products. The discs have been re-engineered to deliver maximum cut rate and increased life, states the company. They are suitable for grinding and blending in everyday carbon and stainless...

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Cleaning kit restores metalworking surfaces

September 12, 2016

Madison Chemical has introduced the ReStore Kit, a combination of several of its cleaning and surface preparation products that are suitable for metalworking cleaning, surface preparation, and passivation applications. The multiproduct kit comes in one box that contains 1 gal. of AquaBlue™...

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Pferd to host Manufacturing Day event on Oct. 7

September 8, 2016

Pferd Inc., a manufacturer of brushes, abrasives, and power tools, will host a Manufacturing Day event on Oct. 7, 2016, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. at its Milwaukee facility. Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing, occurring on the first Friday in October, meant to inspire the next...

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Black oxide finishing line designed for entry-level users

September 6, 2016

Birchwood Technologies has introduced the entry-level BC40E TruTemp finishing system. The seven-tank process line, with full black oxide capabilities, comes with tank system, heaters, plumbing connections, tank lids, and chemical products. The system is pre-engineered to set up quickly and operate...

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2016 Electrocoating Seminar set for Oct. 4-5

September 2, 2016

The Electrocoat Association and the Chemical Coaters Association Intl. will host the 2016 Electrocoating Seminar, Oct. 4-5, 2016, in Des Moines, Iowa. Oct. 4 kicks off the classroom-style program with an introduction to electrocoating. The discussion will center on cost and process efficiencies,...

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A review of surface finishing with elastic-bonded abrasives

September 1, 2016 | By Dr. Jan Koch

Elastic-bonded abrasives have been around for almost 100 years, but technological advancements associated with such abrasives are by no means complete.

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Abrasive disc line includes depressed-center, cutoff, and flap discs

August 31, 2016

Osborn has introduced a new line of abrasive products that includes depressed-center grinding discs, cutoff discs, and flap discs. The line is designed to deliver fast cutting, heavy stock removal, long service life, application material versatility, and smooth finish.The discs, offered in...

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Blending disc finishes hard-to-reach areas

August 31, 2016

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced the Blendex U™ Turbo blending disc. Made with a heat-resistant, nonwoven matrix, the disc provides a consistent finish without smearing, says the company. Self-sharpening grains allow for high material removal on many different surfaces, including steel,...

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PCI launches video series highlighting powder coating toughness

August 30, 2016

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI), Taylor Mill, Ky., has introduced the video, “Powder Coating, A Better Kind of Paint,” at www.powdercoating.org. It also is available by searching #ABetterKindOfPaint on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.This is the first in a series of videos focused...

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