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Tech Q&A: Controlling Concentration of Trivalent Passivates by Calculating Drag-out

July 21, 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 …

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 Zinc Plating Experts: 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 …

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 …

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Tech Feature: Q&A Clinic on Zinc Nickel

Explaining the Benefits of Zinc-Nickel and Overview of Alkaline & Acid Zn-Ni Chad Murphy, Technical Account Manager, was recently featured in the Ask the Expert column in Products Finishing magazine. Read his Q & A clinic here where …

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Finisher’s Advantage® Makes a Difference

The Finishers Advantage® is our way of describing the partnering approach that we use when we work with our plating shop customers. Columbia Chemical’s Finisher’s Advantage® Program is all about Partnering for Success. It is …

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