Ask the Expert: Torque Tension Modifiers

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Ask the Expert: Torque Tension Modifiers

May 1, 2024

Matt Schario of Columbia Chemical discusses the principles of torque tension and why it is a concern for platers who coat fasteners. Products Finishing Expert Clinic/Plating Matt Schario, Director, Technical Service ~ Columbia Chemical Q. …

Columbia Chemical and Alufinish break new ground in the US market

April 10, 2024

Brunswick, Ohio – “Build on Trust” meets “Simplifying Surface Finishing®” – Alufinish and Columbia Chemical have announced that they are combining their sales and service capabilities and resources for the US market. Two powerful and …

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Ask the Expert: How to Choose Between Sulfate and Chloride-Based Trivalent Chromium

March 20, 2024

“When evaluating the differences between chloride vs. sulfate-based trivalent plating baths, you’ll want to consider the operational components of plating speed and anode type and functionality as well as the performance components of color, color …

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Building on Success with Tulsa Metal Finishing

March 18, 2024

Since 1971, a family-run metal finishing business has stood the test of time. The current father-son duo, Mark and Matt Kennedy, are continuing their family’s legacy through Tulsa Metal Finishing Company. Mark Kennedy began his …

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Ask The Expert: Cobalt’s Role In Passivation

November 1, 2023

Learn about cobalt in passivation, why it is being replaced and the alternative technology that is taking its place in this column from Christian Kissig of Columbia Chemical. Products Finishing Expert Clinic/Plating Christian Kissig, Research …

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Ask the Expert: Trivalent Chrome Overview

August 1, 2023

Mark Schario of Columbia Chemical discusses a basic history, testing overview, and operational and performance comparison, getting into the differences between chloride and sulfate trivalent chrome. #asktheexpert #regulation #sustainability Products Finishing Expert Clinic/Plating Mark Schario, Chief …

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Ask the Expert: Tin and Tin Zinc Overview and Growth

May 1, 2023

Brett Larick of Columbia Chemical discusses the increasing demand for conductive finishes driven by the increasing electrification of vehicles. #asktheexpert #automotive Products Finishing Expert Clinic/Electroplating Brett Larick, President and CEO ~ Columbia Chemical Q. We currently …

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Ask the Expert: Troubleshooting Alkaline Zinc

February 1, 2023

Chad Murphy, technical account manager at Columbia Chemical, discusses strategies for troubleshooting alkaline zinc. #asktheexpert Products Finishing Expert Clinic/Plating Chad Murphy, Technical Account Manager ~ Columbia Chemical Q. We have operated two large rack plating …

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Ask the Expert: How to Choose the Right Coating for Fasteners

November 1, 2022

Mark Schario, Chief Technology Officer at Columbia Chemical, discusses how to choose the right coating for fasteners. #asktheexpert Products Finishing Expert Clinic/Plating Mark Schario, Chief Technology Officer ~ Columbia Chemical Q. I am being asked to …

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Ask the Expert: EVs and Finishing Opportunities

August 1, 2022

Mark Schario, Chief Technology Officer at Columbia Chemical, discusses disruptive change: EVs and finishing opportunities. #asktheexpert Products Finishing Expert Clinic/Plating Mark Schario, Chief Technology Officer ~ Columbia Chemical Q: We keep hearing about the changeover …

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