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Ask the Expert: Choosing between Sulfate and Chloride-Based baths for Trivalent Chromium Plating

August 28, 2020

There are several factors to consider when choosing between sulfate and chloride-based baths for trivalent chromium plating. Mark Schario of Columbia Chemical discusses the differences and what platers should keep in mind when evaluating options. …

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Ask the Expert: Summary Report on USCAR Field Test for Trivalent Chromium

March 1, 2020

Mark Schario from Columbia Chemical explains USCAR’s multiyear project to determine how various trivalent chromium systems would perform in the real world. #asktheexpert Products Finishing Expert Clinic/Plating  Mark Schario, Executive Vice President ~ Columbia Chemical …

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Ask the Expert: Explaining the Benefits of Zinc-Nickel and Overview of Alkaline & Acid Zn-Ni

November 1, 2020

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

January 13, 2021

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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Columbia Chemical Brings on Technical Account Manager

July 31, 2020

Curt Sotera will focus on providing technical service to Columbia’s customers, OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers in Ohio and the Northeast U.S. EDITED BY JEDD COLE | Production Editor, Products Finishing Columbia Chemical has hired Curt Sotera …

Columbia Chemical Celebrates 45 Years of Simplifying Surface Finishing®

July 24, 2020

Brunswick, Ohio – Columbia Chemical is pleased to be celebrating 45 years of success dedicated to the company’s core purpose of Simplifying Surface Finishing®. Columbia Chemical was founded in 1975 when two talented chemists, William …

Product: SpectraMATE 25®

June 25, 2020

SPECTRAMATE® 25 is a Columbia Chemical signature product. Proven in the field for close to 15 years, it is extremely well known and widely used in the global marketplace, with multiple OEM spec approvals within …

Product: COLFIN TTM 1016

COLFIN TTM 1016 is a torque tension modifier/lubricant for use over zinc and zinc alloy electroplated deposits. It increases the corrosion protection of the plated coating. The easy-to-use, water-based liquid is formulated with a built-in UV …

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Columbia Receives GMW 4700 ZNNI Type B Chemistry Approval

Columbia Chemical is pleased to announce the approval of our zinc nickel black process to the General Motors (GM) approved source list (MATSPC) in Korea under the GMW 4700 ZNNI Type B specification. The GMW …

Partner Spotlight: Triple Cities Metal Finishing

June 9, 2020

Interview with Trevor Morgan, President ~ Triple Cities Metal Finishing How long have you been in the business at TCMF and what is your role? As a family business, I have been around it my …

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