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April 6, 2018

Pickle Pal and Pickle Pal Plus are pre-treatment products that inhibit the attack of acid on the steel substrate, resulting in bright, clean parts and maximum plating quality while extending the life of the pickle bath. They also prevent …

The Advantage of Columbia Chemical: A Partner in Training

March 28, 2018

LEADING SPECIALTY CHEMICAL SUPPLIER IN ASIA COMPLETES COLUMBIA CHEMICAL’S TriCOL TRAINING           As part of our exclusive Finisher’s Advantage program, Columbia Chemical recently provided a comprehensive training course on our signature TriCOL Décor plating …

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Columbia Chemical expands pre-treatment chemistry line with purchase of CS Finishing, Inc.

February 16, 2018

Brunswick, Ohio – Columbia Chemical Corp. has recently purchased CS Finishing, Inc. with the goal of achieving greater expansion into the pre-treatment chemical market segment of the surface finishing industry. The move will also allow …


January 5, 2018

Manner Plating is a zinc plating company located outside of Rockford, Illinois. For over 40 years they have helped customers with their plating needs. Three years ago, the owner wanted to retire so Alan Milton purchased …

Honoring Five of Columbia Chemical’s Finest!

Columbia Chemical values our customers and holds a deep commitment to providing superior service. We recently launched a peer recognition program to honor our employees who display service excellence in all they do. Our STAR …

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Breakthrough in Nickel Leveling Measurement featured in Products Finishing Magazine

January 4, 2018

A recent breakthrough in nickel leveling measurement has come out of the R&D lab at Columbia Chemical and is the cover feature and lead article in the January issue of Products Finishing magazine.  Dr. Larry Seger, …

Oshkosh Plating completes certification training as part of Columbia Chemical’s Finisher’s Advantage

November 17, 2017

Members of the Oshkosh Plating Technologies team recently spent some time at Columbia Chemical for a certification training session on the COLSID AP zinc plating process. Certified were: Quality Manager Cory Schreiner, Chemist Seth Johnson …

Sales and Technical Team Members Troubleshoot Common Zinc Nickel Plating Challenges

November 6, 2017

Our sales and technical team members from across the U.S and overseas were in the home office for a few days of discussions, hands on demonstrations, and training on our superior COLLOY NI-Z POSIT-II Alkaline …

American Metal Coatings Personnel Complete Product Training Course

October 2, 2017

Columbia Chemical was excited to lead a full day product training course at American Metal Coatings newest state of the art metal finishing facility in Mentor, Ohio.  Drew Adkins, Technical Support Representative for Columbia, led …

Columbia Chemical shares information on latest surface finishing technologies at MFASC Conference

September 29, 2017

The Columbia Chemical team was excited to meet with surface finishing professionals this week at the MFASC Conference. Columbia Chemical President, Brett Larick; and Sales Manager for the Americas, Tom Alderson, spent a significant amount …