Products Finishing

NOV 2013

Products Finishing magazine is the No. 1 industrial finishing publication in the world. We keep our readers informed about the latest news and trends in plating, painting, powder coating, anodizing, electrocoating, parts cleaning, and pretreatment.

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PRODUCTS FINISHING CONTENTS emPHASIS AEROSPACE volume 78 / no. 2 / novemBeR 2013 18 18 Filled to Capacity? The commercial aerospace industry—through expanding build-rates for new plane platforms such as the B737, B787 and others—has created a substantial amount of additional work for machining and finishing shops throughout the country, providing a direct benefit to providers of anodizing, plating and thermal spraying. But will the finishing industry be able to support this aerospace growth spurt? 26 Piling on for Powder Coating 30 Lane Coatings targets construction market with fusion-bonded powder coatings. 30 Cutting Down Pretreatment Waste and Water Husqvarna Outdoor Products replaces phosphate system. 34 Product Showcase The latest in paint and powder application equipment. CLINICS 38 40 42 44 ASK THE EXPERTS Painting / Carl Izzo Inspecting paint texture; phosphate pretreatment. 26 COLUMNS 6 Absolut Vodka 'Unique' paint project underscores importance of finishing. Plating / Art Kushner EN and plating out; blisters on zinc-plated steel; hazy chrome plate. Powder Coating / Rodger Talbert Refurbishing gas cylinders; coating options for steel. 8 News Powder coaters fume at new NOx oven rules. 14 NASF Report Industry groups challenge European REACH on chromium trioxide. Anodizing / Larry Chesterfield Clear anodizing as a paint base; protection from laser marking. The Finishing Touch 52 Never Finished Can lean transformation start at the coating line? 56 End of the Line A conversation with MFASC Executive Director Norm Plotkin. 18 ON ThE COvER Filled to Capacity? 46 NEW PRODUCTS Walther Pilot's new automatic spray gun boasts versatility, operator-friendly features. 2 NOVEMBER 2013 — pfonline.com Boeing and Airbus had combined production delivery of 1,189 aircraft in 2012—the highest production level achieved in large commercial aircraft history. Read more about the increasing demand and the changes our industry is making to keep up.

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