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Columbia Chemical Acquires Khemex Technical Sales

January 27, 2020

BRUNSWICK, OH– Columbia Chemical Corp. recently acquired Illinois-based Khemex Technical Sales with the goal of achieving greater expansion into the pre-treatment chemical market segment of the surface finishing industry. The move will also allow the …

Partnering for Success: Ease of Decorative Trivalent Plating

December 19, 2019

In business since 1968, Medeco is a market leader in locks and locking systems for security, safety, and control. Their customer base includes wholesale and retail security providers, original equipment manufacturers, institutional, commercial, industrial, and …

PROCOAT PRODUCTS TRAINS WITH COLUMBIA CHEMICAL

December 11, 2019

A key benefit of the Columbia Chemical Finisher’s Advantage is giving our customers access to hands on training in our full-service lab. Ethan Smith of ProCoat Products, Inc. recently visited Columbia Chemical for a training …

Franke Plating Lab Chemists Benefit from On-Site Training

November 20, 2019

One of the many benefits provided to our customers under the Columbia Chemical Finisher’s Advantage™ program is access to high quality, hands-on training and education in our full-service lab. Members of the Franke Plating Works …

Tech Feature: Fixing Salt Spray Failures After Passivating, Baking

November 1, 2019

This is a common challenge faced by many acid zinc platers who Mark Adams from Columbia Chemical says perform hydrogen embrittlement relief on acid zinc plated fasteners. Products Finishing Expert Clinic/Plating Mark Adams, Technical Account …

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Colloy A-Z-N 300 Addresses Common Plating Problem

September 1, 2019

Columbia Chemical replaces ammonium chloride/high salt content in older zinc-nickel systems. Colloy A-Z-N 300 is said to be ideal for use on castings or heat-treated steel components. ANGELA OSBORNE Managing Editor , Products Finishing Columbia Chemical added …

Product Showcase: New Zinc-Nickel Clear Passivate

July 2, 2019

Columbia Chemical recently released COLDIP NI-Z CLEAR 250, a new clear trivalent passivate for zinc-nickel plating. The passivate operates under mild conditions which allows minimal alloy loss during passivation and helps maintain nickel in the deposit. …

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TECH FEATURE: DECORATIVE TRIVALENT CHROMIUM BARREL PLATING PRESENTATION

  Technical Presentation Generates Interest & Questions Decorative platers attending SUR/FIN showed great interest in Mark Schario’s technical presentation on Decorative Trivalent Chromium Deposits Applied by Barrel Electroplating. There is high demand for effective decorative barrel plating technology …

Partnering for Success: HELPING CUSTOMERS SAY GOODBYE TO HEX BLACK

Midwest Plating Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan, has been around since 1946 and, like many businesses in the world of surface finishing, it is proudly family owned and operated. The Wortman family purchased the business …

Tech Feature: Preventing Dark Streaks in Trivalent Chromium

July 1, 2019

Matt Schario from Columbia Chemical explains what is the likely cause of these streaks and patterns, and how to prevent this from happening.   Products Finishing Expert Clinic/Plating Matt Schario, Director of Technical Service ~ …

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