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Month: January 2019

New president for Höganäs

Höganäs has appointed Hans Keller as president of surface and joining technologies. Höganäs has appointed Hans Keller as president of surface and joining technologies. Plans are for Keller to drive the development of Höganäs’ products and applications within surface coating, brazing and welding. Presently, he serves as vice president of business development at surface specialist …

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MacDermid to Support Fiat Chrysler’s Chromium-plated Plastics

MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions received approval for its TriMac Eclipse process to meet Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) specification PS.50045 mastering code CM606. TriMac Eclipse is an trivalent chromium-plating process that is used to deposit a dark decorative chromium layer over bright or satin nickel deposits. For automotive applications, the process is tolerant to attack from …

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Black Zinc Passivate Offers Enhanced Color and Cost Control

Columbia Chemical’s ColDip Midnight 1500 is a black trivalent passivate for zinc plating. The passivate works over acid chloride zinc (both ammoniated and nonammoniated systems), cyanide zinc, alkaline cyanide-free zinc and zinc-iron/cobalt alloy deposits. This trivalent black process has a three-part system that allows for color control and provides a consistent black appearance. “We have …

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Measurement System Quantifies Coating Thickness, Offers Elemental Analysis

Bowman, a manufacturer of X-ray fluorescence (XRF) quality control instruments, has added a G Series to their suite of benchtop XRF plating measurement systems for coating thickness and solution analysis. This series is designed for jewelry, fasteners and other precious metals analysis as it can quantify zinc, zinc-nickel and other anti-corrosion coatings. Two features of the series include …

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Smaller Measurement System Quantifies Coating Thickness, Offers Elemental Analysis

    Bowman, a U.S. manufacturer of XRF quality control instruments, has added a G Series to their suite of benchtop XRF plating measurement systems to use for coating thickness and solution analysis. This series is is designedfor jewelry, connectors, components (such as fasteners) and other precious metals analysis as it quantifies zinc, zinc-nickel and other …

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ASTM to host PM workshop

ASTM’s International committee on metal powders and metal powder products is reportedly sponsoring a workshop covering powder characterization. The workshop will take place on 16 April 2019 in Fernandina Beach, Florida, USA in conjunction with the Standards development meetings of the committee. According to organizer and ASTM International member W Brian James, new powder characterization tests have been developed but not yet standardized …

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PCI scholarships now open

The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) says that it is now accepting applications for its 2019 PCI Scholarship Program. The program includes the PCI General Scholarship, and three corporate member-sponsored scholarships and is designed to award students studying in areas that advance powder coating technologies. To qualify, a candidate must be enrolled in chemistry, polymer science, …

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Weiler Abrasives Expands Small-Diameter Cutting Wheel Offering

Weiler Abrasives has expanded its offering of small-diameter cutting and snagging wheels for high-speed die grinders to include Tiger AO, Tiger Zirc and Tiger Ceramic. These 2” to 4”diameter wheels are designed for long life and fast cutting. This product expansion provides end-users in the metal fabrication and ship building industry with increasing levels of cutting …

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360-Degree Static Eliminator is CE, UL and RoHS Certified

Exair’s Gen4 Super Ion Air Wipe provides a uniform, 360-degree ionized airstream that clamps around a continuously moving part to eliminate static electricity and contaminants. It is designedtoremove dust, particulates and personnel shocks on pipe, cable, extruded shapes, hose, wire and more. According to the company, this engineered product has undergone independent laboratory tests to certify …

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