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Global OEMs Leading the Way

January 12, 2022

There has been a substantial surge in worldwide interest in our TriCOL Reclaim Decorative Plating Process from environmentally conscious OEMs. Focused on color, corrosion protection and performance, many of these OEMs are gathering data and …

Elevating Surface Finishing to an Art Form

January 11, 2022

Despite being the worldwide Zinc plating experts for more than 45 years, Columbia Chemical experienced a first recently when our Zinc plating process was utilized in an art exhibit in New York. How does something …

Technical Talk: The Future of Decorative Chrome Plating

Jeff Boehmer, CEF, will be on site at the Florida’s Finishers Conference January 28 to deliver a technical presentation entitled: What is the Future of Decorative Chrome Plating? Advancements in Decorative Trivalent Chromium Technology With …

Zinc Nickel Market Continues Rapid Growth

Columbia Chemical has been consulted heavily by OEMs and Tier suppliers on the topic of zinc nickel as the finish is incorporated into additional OEM specs and the market continues to grow. Zinc-Nickel has increasingly …

Ask the Expert: Q&A on Nickel Leveling

In a recent issue of Products Finishing magazine, Chad Murphy of Columbia Chemical addressed common frustrations when running duplex nickel systems that can result in failing CASS tests. #asktheexpert Products Finishing Expert Clinic/Plating Chad Murphy, …

Our Trivalent Passivates Lead the Industry for a Reason

Columbia Chemical’s existing line of industry leading trivalent chromium-based passivates is hexavalent chromium free, complies with current ELV, RoHS and REACH regulations and consistently meets and exceed OEM standard for corrosion protection. These products offer …

2021 Top Shop Partners

September 4, 2021

Congratulations to our ‘Top Shop’ Customers! Congratulations to all those recognized as this year’s PF “Top Shops” honorees! Each year, Products Finishing Magazine conducts its in-depth Top Shops Benchmarking Survey, a program designed to aid …

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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 …

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