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Convection Bench Oven Used for Various Heating Applications

  Grieve’s No. 952 is a 550°F, electrically heated, forced-air convection oven currently used for various programmed heating applications. It features workspace dimensions of 26″ × 22″ × 16″, and 3 kW installed in Incoloy-sheathed tubular elements provide heat to the workload, while a 1/80-hp recirculating blower creates convection air movement in the chamber. The …

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Anolyte Cells Accommodate Variety of System Needs

Filtration and Separation Technology International (FAST) has expanded its anolyte cell product line for electrocoat paint stabilization with new HydroCells, which include specially designed “C,” flat and box-top cells. Two different styles of C cells are available, both offering durable construction, a large effective area and easy membrane replacement. HydroCell F flat cells are designed …

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Benchtop Analyzers Handle Complex Parts, Ultra-Thin Coatings

Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science’s benchtop FT110A and FT150 energy dispersive X-ray fluorescence analyzers can be used for measuring a range of metal finishing and electronics applications, including large parts with complex geometries and ultra-thin coatings on small features. The FT110A includes several features to measure difficult-to-handle parts. The large chamber can be configured with either …

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Software Speeds Paint Color Matching

Datacolor’s Match Pigment 4.0 color formulation software uses the company’s SmartMatch technology to help paint and coatings manufacturers efficiently determine their desired colors while saving time and money. According to the company, the software improves match acceptance on the first try, shortening formulation time; optimizes the cost and quality of recipes, and reduces the need …

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AAC Warns Against Tariffs on Imported Primary Aluminum

AAC Warns against Tariffs on Imported Primary Aluminum Wauconda, Illinois – With a decision on the Aluminum Section 232 Investigation due within the next week, the Aluminum Anodizers Council warns that any tariffs placed on primary aluminum will have a boomerang effect on the downstream consumers of aluminum products. Tariffs on imported primary aluminum products …

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New Technology Patent for Houghton International

AAC member Houghton International Inc. patents a new technology under the title: “Methods and Compositions for Acid Treatment of a Metal Surface.” Filed on October 17, 2017 at the U.S. Patent Office under the U.S. Patent No. 9,732,428, the patent protects Houghton’s Acid Etch technology which “significantly reduces etch time, reduces waste sludge by over …

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George Koch Sons LLC Acquires Jessup Engineering Inc

George Koch Sons, LLC Acquires Jessup Engineering, Inc. EVANSVILLE, IN – George Koch Sons, LLC a subsidiary of Koch Enterprises, Inc. today announced it has acquired Jessup Engineering, a Rochester Hills, Michigan-based company with more than 45 years of experience providing automated finishing systems to the aerospace, automotive, industrial and agriculture industries. The systems are …

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Aluminum Anodizing Operation Receives General Motors Approval

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, May 9, 2017 – Arlington Plating Company is proud to announce the company’s fully automated aluminum anodizing operation has been approved by General Motors. Meeting the GMW14665 material specification, “Anodic Oxidation Coating on Aluminum,” exterior automotive trim parts up to 100″ in length will soon be processed though the 5000 ft.2 line. …

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Technic Announces Exclusive Distribution Rights for Alufinish Products in the U.S. and Canada

Cranston, Rhode Island, USA – Technic is pleased to announce it has acquired exclusive distributor rights for Alufinish’s anodizing and powder coating pretreatment products in the U.S. and Canada. In this joint partnership, Alufinish, a recognized leader in the aluminum anodizing and passivation chemistry business throughout Europe and the Middle East, will join with Technic …

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