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Tech Feature: How Trivalent Chrome Compares to Hexavalent

November 1, 2018

Columbia Chemical’s Mark Schario explains how the performance of trivalent chromium compares to hexavalent chromium, and what is needed to make the change to tri-chrome plating. Products Finishing Expert Clinic/Plating  Mark Schario, Executive Vice President ~ …

Partnering for Success: EXCEEDING PERFORMANCE SPECS, SUSTAINING TOP LEVEL CUSTOMER

October 30, 2018

Wolverine Plating Corporation is a well-known and well-respected plating shop in Roseville, Michigan specializing in Zinc and Zinc Nickel alloy barrel plating services. Since 1956, they have been matching exact plating specifications and creating solutions …

Tech Feature: Converting to Trivalent Chrome from Hexavalent

September 1, 2018

Although this requires an initial time and cost investment, Columbia Chemical’s Mark Schario says the benefits of trivalent over hexavalent quickly and increasingly overcome the drawbacks. Products Finishing Expert Clinic/Plating Mark Schario, Executive Vice President ~ …

Partnering for Success: INCREASING EFFICIENCY, EXPANDING BUSINESS.

July 10, 2018

Soluciones Industriales en Recubiertos is a plating shop in Guadalajara, Mexico and a loyal customer of Columbia Chemical de Mexico. For years they were plating 20-foot tubes in Decorative Nickel and Hexavalent Chrome for use by a …

Olymco Lab Chemist Benefits from On-Site Training at Columbia Chemical

June 28, 2018

A key benefit of the Columbia Chemical Finisher’s Advantage program is access to hands-on training in our full service lab. Yvonne Newsome of Olymco, Inc. recently spent some time at Columbia Chemical for a training …

Special Recognition Awards Received for Workplace Safety

April 18, 2018

Columbia Chemical is proud to announce that we are the winner of two awards presented by the Medina County Safety Council. John Miller and Doug Rubino accepted the award on our behalf at the annual safety …

PARTNERING FOR SUCCESS: SUPPORT + SOLUTIONS = PROCESS IMPROVEMENT.

April 6, 2018

In business since 1904, The Finishing Company located in Addison, Illinois, provides custom nickel and nickel chrome plating to its customers which span a variety of sectors including furniture, food service equipment and retail point of …

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TECH FEATURE: Fixing Adhesion Issues on High-Carbon Steel

Columbia Chemical’s Matt Schario says focus on the acid pickling stage of the plating process to solve adhesion issues on high-carbon steel. Products Finishing Expert Clinic/Plating  Matt Schario, Director of Technical Services ~ Columbia Chemical Q. We …

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Pickle Pal

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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