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Columbia Chemical’s TriCOL Process Enhances Metal Distribution

May 28, 2020

TriCol Décor process for trivalent chromium plating is chloride based for faster plating, according to the company.   Columbia Chemical’s TriCOL Décor process for trivalent chromium plating is chloride-based for faster plating and color stability, according …

Columbia Chemical Donates PPE in Response to COVID-19

March 25, 2020

BRUNSWICK, OH– Columbia Chemical recently participated in the call to help protect first responders and front line health care personnel in the fight against COVID-19. Columbia recently donated two cases of gloves to the Brunswick …

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Columbia Chemical Status Regarding Ohio COVID-19 Stay at Home Order

March 23, 2020

As it pertains to the recent “Stay at Home” order from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Columbia Chemical is classified an “essential business” due to our operations as a supplier to manufacturing in critical industries such …

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

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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 perform hydrogen embrittlement relief on zinc plated fasteners. Products Finishing Expert Clinic/Plating Mark Adams, Technical Account Manager ~ Columbia Chemical Q. We run …

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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. …