Powder Coating

Caplugs Acquires Safeplast to Expand Solutions for Hose Protection

Caplugs acquires Safeplast as part of the company's efforts to expand hose protection capabilities.

Caplugs Expands European Manufacturing Capabilities

Caplugs has announced the acquisition of Polykap srl as part of efforts to expand manufacturing and service options for European customers.

Caplugs' Custom Rubber Masking Parts

Caplugs' Custom Rubber Masking Parts 

EPSI Solutions for Masking, Hanging, Racking Challenges

EPSI Solutions for Masking, Hanging, Racking Challenges

Liquid Coating

MOCAP New Series and Expansions

MOCAP has introduced an expansion on T series Tapered Plug Caps and FC Series Flanged Caps.

A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Custom Masking

Is a custom masking design worth the investment? John Gill of Caplugs outlines the considerations to keep in mind when choosing between an off-the-shelf masking solution or a custom-made one.

FrogTape Introduces High-Performance Masking Tapes

FrogTape’s new line includes three high-performance products for marine, industrial, transportation and automotive coating applications. 

Daubert Cromwell's ClearPak 5000 Film Inhibits Corrosion

Daubert Cromwell’s ClearPak 5000 is a bio-based poly that meets international standards as a quality corrosion inhibitor (VCI) film.

Liquid Coating

New MINI Hardtops Feature Multicolor Roofs

Wet-on-wet painting process means each roof is unique.


Plastics and Plating on Plastics [1944]

This republished 1944 AES convention paper presents an historic perspective of the early days of plastics in surface finishing - using them and plating on them, in the waning years of World War II.  The discussion reviews the uses of plastics in plating equipment and processing at that time, as well as the coating of the plastics themselves, with accompanying application photos.  You will note that today’s conventional plating-on-plastics processes lay far in the future.  Surprisingly, CVD processes are discussed.

Daubert Cromwell VCI Bearing Wrap Sports Embossed Texture

Daubert Cromwell’s embossed VCI poly film grips and stays in place around bearings and round shapes while protecting against corrosion and rust.

Powder Coating

Automation Smoothes the Way for Surgical Coatings

Medical device coating company discusses how automation enables increased abrasion resistance and improved insulative properties for electrosurgery.


Ecoat Enables Chest X-Ray System

A diverse customer base is key for small shops like Giering Metal Finishing, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company says one of its largest growth areas has been with a customer manufacturing chest x-ray systems.


A Conversation With Will Wallace of SAT Plating

SAT Plating general manager Will Wallace talks to Products Finishing about his company’s surface activation technology, plating on composites, and what the changing manufacturing landscape might mean for platers.

Powder Coating

Applications Innovation Leads to Better Masking Solutions

When masking product failures are costing you money, it pays to work with an expert that can select or engineer the most efficient solution.

Liquid Coating

Special Coatings Support Mars Rover

The Mars 2020 Perseverence rover will rely on highly engineered surface treatments to protect it from the extreme temperatures of space and the harsh environment of Mars.

Liquid Coating

Giering Metal Finishing Completes Facility Expansion

The building, constructed in the late 1970s, was in sore need of a renovation for energy efficiency, Giering says.

CFS' Masking Plugs Are Color-Coded for Accuracy of Selection

The plugs are especially suited to e-coating and other immersion processes.

Liquid Coating

Painting the Mars 2020 Rover

The Mars 2020 rover Perseverance is on its way to the red planet. What kind of surface finish will protect the rover as it does its job? This video from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory shows how NASA technicians paint the rover for withstanding the harsh environment of Mars.

Mechanical Finishing

EPSI Acquires An-Kor Rack Company

Masking supplier EPSI has acquired An-Kor Rack Company. The expanded business will provide racks, hooks, masking and custom solutions.

MOCAP Offers Polyethylene Tubing Plugs

MOCAP offers heavy wall polyethylene tubing plugs that are designed to fit different tube gauges, available in a variety of shapes and sizes.

Powder Coating

A Conversation with George Giering of Giering Metal Finishing Inc.

George Giering is third-generation president of Giering Metal Finishing Inc., a leader in liquid coating, ecoating and powder coating.


Patent-pending masking plug features one-way vent

Custom Fabricating & Supplies unveils a new two-piece, vented masking plug designed to allow air to escape while simultaneously preventing leaks.

Powder Coating

Liquid Coating System Leads to Fast Growth for Florida Industrial Finishing Company

Advanced conveyor system and hybrid liquid/powder line fits into small footprint to deliver big impact

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