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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Wendt USA announces leadership changes

April 8, 2015

Wendt USA LLC, Buffalo, N.Y., has hired Shane Miller as national sales manager. He has more than two decades of experience selling specialty coated and nonwoven abrasive products throughout the U.S. The firm also has named Chris Cecchettini as director of sales and marketing. The company, a...

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Black oxide, zinc phosphate coatings produced on same process line

April 8, 2015

Birchwood Technologies offers a dual-process line that produces a black oxide finish using the TRU TEMP® low-temperature process and a zinc phosphate finish using the MICROLOK® MZN process on the same system. Comprising 10 tanks with 100-gal. capacity, the line incorporates a Near-Zero™...

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Herold Partco products to be sold under the Osborn brand

April 6, 2015

Osborn, a unit of Jason Inc., a supplier of industrial brushes, polishing compounds, and buffs, has added product lines from the newly acquired Herold Partco Mfg. Inc., Cleveland. Herold Partco manufacturing equipment will be relocated to Osborn’s plant in Richmond, Ind., and production of...

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Greenkote receives Bosch North America Supplier Award

April 6, 2015

Greenkote PLC, Brook Park, Ohio, a provider of anticorrosion metal coatings, has announced that its Mexico division, Greenkote IPC, has received the Bosch North America Supplier Award 2014. Bosch presented the award to 16 suppliers who have performed well in manufacturing and supplying products or...

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AGA launches updated life-cycle cost calculator

April 3, 2015

The American Galvanizers Association (AGA), Centennial, Colo., has relaunched its online life-cycle cost calculator at lccc.galvanizeit.org to help users determine the cost of corrosion protection coatings when specifying steel exposed to the atmosphere. The calculator allows specifiers to compare...

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Weiler donates $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans

April 2, 2015

Weiler Corp., a provider of abrasives, power brushes, and maintenance products for surface conditioning in Cresco, Pa., has donated $10,000 to the New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity®, along with $4,500 in Weiler products to help with the build. On Feb. 24, 2015, 51 Weiler employees traveled...

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Ionbond coating center certified to Airbus process specifications

March 31, 2015

Ionbond has announced that Airbus S.A.S, Blagnac, France, has certified the Greensboro, N.C., coating center for the production of PVD coatings according to Airbus process specifications (AIPS). The certification allows the facility to provide coatings to Airbus directly and through its suppliers....

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Rotem to represent CUMI Abrasives in Ontario

March 30, 2015

Rotem Industrial Products Inc., Toronto, has entered into an agreement to represent CUMI Abrasives in Ontario. CUMI, located in Chennai, India, manufactures coated abrasives, bonded abrasives, thin wheels for hand grinders, cutoff wheels, surface grinding discs, cloth rolls, and paper rolls....

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Coating resists high heat

March 30, 2015

Cortec® Corp. has introduced VpCI®-386 HT Black, a high-heat-resistant, water-based acrylic silicone primer/topcoat that provides protection in harsh, unsheltered outdoor applications. The primer can be applied to areas that are cracked and corroded to protect the equipment and prevent any...

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Powder coating meets AAMA 2604 specifications

March 26, 2015

TCI Powder Coatings has introduced the TruAnodize line of powder coatings, which meet AAMA 2604 specifications. As part of the TruDurance architectural coatings product line, these powder coatings are designed for architectural applications that require an anodized look. The smooth, low-gloss...

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Rotary table wet blasting system offered

March 24, 2015

Guyson Corp. has introduced a rotary table wet blast system with manual and semiautomatic modes of operation. The model SS-10 SA is designed to use abrasive or bead-type media for dustless blast cleaning, descaling, surface preparation, and cosmetic finishing of components that might be too damp or...

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Walter Surface Technologies earns supplier award from Grainger Mexico

March 19, 2015

Surface treatment technology provider Walter Surface Technologies, based in Montreal, has been recognized by W.W. Grainger Inc., a broad-line supplier of MRO products, with the Best Supplier with the Greatest Commitment Award from Grainger Mexico. The award recognizes the company’s customer...

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Pass-through industrial washer has adjustable belt flow from 2 to 20 FPM

March 19, 2015

Viking Blast & Wash Systems has released the CBW 2412H industrial washer. It has a 24- by 12-in. wash zone on a chain-mesh belt conveyor. The redesigned unit is made for standard manufacturing applications. Belt flow speeds are adjustable from 2 to 20 FPM on a continuous pass-through basis. The...

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PPG earns recognition as John Deere Partner-level supplier

March 19, 2015

Pittsburgh-based PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2014 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. PPG supplies electrocoat, liquid and powder coatings, and pretreatment chemicals to John Deere’s global operations. The...

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Powder coating formulated with cross-link polymer

March 17, 2015

PPG Industries offers ENVIROCRON® HTE (high transfer efficiency) powder coating. The BPA-free coating is engineered for appliance, architectural, wire goods, and extrusion applications. Formulated with a cross-link polymer, the coating offers faster application build rates, less material waste,...

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