Ask the Expert: Coping with Staffing Shortages

Ask the Expert: Coping with Staffing Shortages

May 1, 2022

Tom Mastalerz, business development manager at Columbia Chemical, discusses strategies for optimizing operational efficiencies to help combat staffing shortages. #asktheexpert Products Finishing Expert Clinic/Plating Tom Mastalerz, Business Development Manager ~ Columbia Chemical Q. We are struggling …

TriCOL Reclaim

Showcase: TriCOL Reclaim®

April 27, 2022

TriCOL Reclaim®: Innovation in Decorative Plating Technology The cost difference between decorative hexavalent and trivalent chrome plating has always been a stumbling block for plating shops wanting to make the switch. For Columbia Chemical, this …

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TriCOL Reclaim® Success in Italy

April 24, 2022

Decorative Plating Success in Italy Galvanica Riva is a custom plating shop in Solaro, Italy, and a customer of Columbia Chemical’s global plating partner Tecnochimica. The company has been in business since 1962 and specializes …

40 Under 40 class of 2022

40 Under 40 Class of 2022: Jacob Weingart

April 15, 2022

Congratulations to Jacob Weingart, our Research Chemist, who was nominated and selected to be part of the Products Finishing 40 Under 40 Class of 2022. Jacob Weingart joined Columbia Chemical (Brunswick, Ohio) two years ago …

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Ask the Expert: Q&A on Benefits of Acid Zinc-Nickel

February 3, 2022

In a recent issue of Products Finishing Magazine, Stephen Roberts of Columbia Chemical provides an overview of the evolution of Zinc Nickel and discusses the benefits of adding acid zinc nickel capabilities to a plating …

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Global OEMs Leading the Way

January 12, 2022

There has been a substantial surge in worldwide interest in our TriCOL Reclaim Decorative Plating Process from environmentally conscious OEMs. Focused on color, corrosion protection and performance, many of these OEMs are gathering data and …

Elevating Surface Finishing to an Art Form

January 11, 2022

Despite being the worldwide Zinc plating expert for more than 45 years, Columbia Chemical experienced a first recently when our Zinc plating process was utilized in an art exhibit in New York. How does something …

Technical Talk: The Future of Decorative Chrome Plating

Jeff Boehmer, CEF, will be on site at the Florida’s Finishers Conference January 28 to deliver a technical presentation entitled: What is the Future of Decorative Chrome Plating? Advancements in Decorative Trivalent Chromium Technology With …

Zinc Nickel Market Continues Rapid Growth

Columbia Chemical has been consulted heavily by OEMs and Tier suppliers on the topic of zinc-nickel as the finish is incorporated into additional OEM specs and the market continues to grow. Zinc-Nickel has increasingly become …

Ask the Expert: Q&A on Nickel Leveling

In a recent issue of Products Finishing magazine, Chad Murphy of Columbia Chemical addressed common frustrations when running duplex nickel systems that can result in failing CASS tests. #asktheexpert Products Finishing Expert Clinic/Plating Chad Murphy, …