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September 2018

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September 15, 2018

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Editor’s Note

Efficiency the Key to the 'War on Waste' for Surface Finishing

— Darrell J Reeve

The current China National 'War on Waste' is causing great concern in our surface finishing industry, particularly in relation to the dumping of solid wastes. Several other countries are doing the very same thing and it is fast becoming truly international. Legislation is making it more difficult and expensive and we cannot really argue with the principle behind most Governments in most Countries, that is, why contaminate the ground with chemicals and metals that are really resources?

 

Coating Applications

Precise Control and Transparency in Powder Coating Application

— Ronnie Jin, Gema (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

The OptiStar gun controller is an advanced technology for controlling powder coating applications. The OptiStar offers 3 pre-set standard application programs for flat parts, profiles and recoating based on Gema experience in the last 40 years. Advanced users can create and store a library of application programs, optimized for their parts and powder.

 

WAGNER’s New IoT Platform: Greater Transparency for Higher Productivity

— WAGNER Group

WAGNER Industrial Solutions has launhed a new Internet of Things solution. The web-based IoT platform allows intelligent monitoring of powder coating, bonding, sealing and liquid coating systems. The platform is accessible via PC, tablet or smartphone and allows secure access to your own production data from anywhere.

 

SFCHINA Exhibitor Showcase

SFCHINA2018 Guangzhou: A Fast Lane to the Future of the Industry

Southern China has been a prosperous region for the finishing industry. With the rapid industrialization in China, the finishing market continues to bloom. To ensure sustainable development, clean production, green revolution, low carbon and environmental protection have become new objectives for the industry. Technology upgrading, process improvement and understanding of the regulatory environmental requirements are decisive factors to enhance competitive strengths in the marketplace, and thereby to survive.

 

Product Showcase

  • SFlow™ 275 & 450 airless manual spray gun from SAMES KREMLIN
  • Sherwin-Williams digital color matching improves powder finishing productivity
  • PPG introduces next-generation PPG ENVIRO-PRIME 8000 electrocoat in China
  • Hitachi’s expanded XRF analyzer features high-resolution detector

Corrosion Protection

Surface Finishing and Cathodic Protection — A Corrosion Preventing Double Act

— Richard A. Brodribb, B. Eng, M.B.A, Member Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Member NACE, Member ACA., Technical Director, M Brodribb Pty Ltd, Australia

Surface finishing methods are used to improve the appearance of metals, to change or improve their properties or to prevent against corrosion or rusting. Corrosion has a significant cost to the world economy in terms of harm to people and failure of structures or equipment. We will discuss in this paper how finishing methods and other corrosion protection strategies can can work together to reduce the risk and cost of corrosion.

 

Zinc-Nickel Plating

Acid Zinc-Nickel Processes: an Extended Introduction (Part 1)

— Dr. Malte Standera, Dr. Hesse GmbH & Cie KG, Germany

Electrodeposited zinc-nickel alloys with a nickel incorporation rate of 12-16% rapidly gain currency worldwide, especially in the automotive sector, for fasteners, screws, and special parts e.g. as needed for the fluid technology. Alkaline plating processes are more commonly used than acid plating processes, which are applied for the plating of cast materials and forged components or whenever fast or exceptionally bright deposits are desired — in other words: where alkaline processes cannot meet the requirements.

 

Engineering & Supporting Services

Superdryer: Super Dryer Equipment

— Cai Jun, Shanghai Hyturn Electromechanical Equipment Engineering Co., Ltd.

Drying is an integral part of many production processes. It directly affects the product quality, production efficiency, production costs, energy consumption, labor intensity and other indicators. Traditional drying equipment generally has the disadvantages of long drying time, high temperature, high production cost, and the material has the risk of deformation and discoloration.

 

Environmental Challenges

China Environmental Clean-up: Implications

— Mr. Darrell J. Reeve, Member of Institute of Materials Finishing and Australasian Institute of Surface Finishing, AISF

Increased urbanization and affluence has led to a gigantic increase in commodity spending and consumerism and these vital factors are not going away — rather, they are increasing every year. It is imperative that we all understand this growing problem and address it as best we know how in both our work and home environments.

 

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