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Ask the Expert: Achieving Desired Thickness with Black Passivate

August 3, 2021

Curt Sotera of Columbia Chemical offers insights for achieving the desired results when plating parts in zinc-nickel with a black passivate. #asktheexpert Products Finishing Expert Clinic/Plating Curt Sotera, Technical Account Manager ~ Columbia Chemical Q: …

Industry Consolidation Fuels Uncertainty, Change

July 9, 2021

The recently announced consolidation of MacDermid Enthone and Coventya is creating a tremendous amount of speculation and discussion in the industry. We all know competition is healthy. It drives awareness, quality, innovation, increases efficiency, and …

Ask the Expert: What’s an Acid Zinc Plater to do with no KCL?

Recognized as a world leader in Zinc Plating technology, providing options for acid zinc platers dealing with the Potassium Chloride shortage is a priority topic right now. Q. I am an acid zinc plater and …

Lab Capabilities: Solution Analysis is Critical

Quality standards have become extremely important in recent years. As a commitment to our customers, we’ve invested extensively in our analytical lab in order to provide the best technical service and support. And that’s what …

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Conversation with Congressman Gonzalez

Cares PPP, Labor Market, Logistic Challenges, Supply Chain Congressman Anthony Gonzalez (OH-16), representing Ohio’s 16th District in the U.S. House of Representatives recently visited Columbia Chemical. Congressman Gonzalez met with President Brett Larick and other …

PF On the Line Podcast Interviews Mark Schario on Decorative Trivalent Plating

Columbia Chemical Executive Vice President Mark Schario was interviewed by Products Finishing editor-in-chief Scott Francis for an episode of their On the Line Podcast to discuss the latest innovations in trivalent chromium plating technology.  

40 Under 40 Class of 2021: Mike Evans

April 27, 2021

Congratulations to our Lab Manager Mike Evans who was nominated and selected to be part of the Products Finishing 40-Under-40 Class of 2021 & is the lead featured nominee in the March 2021 issue of …

Ask the Expert: Controlling Concentration of Trivalent Passivates by Calculating Drag-out

April 15, 2021

Stephen Roberts, Technical Support Representative, was a featured plating expert in a recent issue of Products Finishing magazine.  Addressing a question about maintaining better passivate control to eliminate corrosion protection issues, Roberts covers the four key …

Product Showcase: Introducing TriCOL® Reclaim

January 13, 2021

Innovation has arrived in Decorative Trivalent Plating with the introduction of Columbia Chemical’s TriCOL® Reclaim. The cost difference between hexavalent and trivalent chrome plating has always been a stumbling block for plating shops wanting to …

Ask the Expert Webinar: Comparing Operational & Performance Characteristics of Chloride and Sulfate-Based Decorative Trivalent Plating

October 8, 2020

This webinar will report on the extensive field studies outlining performance, color stability and corrosion results of the two systems. Operational factors such as plating speed and anode cost/efficiency will be reviewed. Environmental and employee …