Ask the Expert: Summary Report on USCAR Field Test for Trivalent Chromium

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Ask the Expert: Summary Report on USCAR Field Test for Trivalent Chromium

March 1, 2020

Mark Schario from Columbia Chemical explains USCAR’s multiyear project to determine how various trivalent chromium systems would perform in the real world. #asktheexpert Products Finishing Expert Clinic/Plating  Mark Schario, Executive Vice President ~ Columbia Chemical …

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Columbia Chemical Brings on Technical Account Manager

July 31, 2020

Curt Sotera will focus on providing technical service to Columbia’s customers, OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers in Ohio and the Northeast U.S. EDITED BY JEDD COLE | Production Editor, Products Finishing Columbia Chemical has hired Curt Sotera …

Partner Spotlight: Triple Cities Metal Finishing

June 9, 2020

Interview with Trevor Morgan, President ~ Triple Cities Metal Finishing How long have you been in the business at TCMF and what is your role? As a family business, I have been around it my …

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 …

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 …

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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ColDip Midnight 1500 Black Zinc Passivate Offers Enhanced Color and Cost Control

March 1, 2019

Three-part system allows for maximum color control and provides a consistent black appearance. TIM PENNINGTON | Contributor , Products Finishing Simplicity is the goal for Columbia Chemical in its release of ColDip Midnight 1500, its newest black …

Tech Feature: Fixing the Cause of Yellowing in Blue Trivalent Passivate

January 1, 2019

When parts look great upon initial make-up, but begin to yellow in appearance after 2-4 weeks, Chad Murphy from Columbia Chemical says it can be a number of factors. Products Finishing Expert Clinic/Plating Chad Murphy, …