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    AZZ to Build a New Aluminum Coil Coating Facility in Missouri

    AZZ Inc. plans to construct a new aluminum coil coating facility at the new Oldenburg Industrial Park located in Washington, MO. The new facility will support the company in more effectively serving the growing aluminum market. “Aluminum coil coating is an important strategic initiative for AZZ, benefitting from secular sustainability tailwinds,” said Tom Ferguson, chief […]

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    Polarization: Key to Network Order in Anodizing and Nature

    By Jude Mary Runge, CompCote International. Abstract Investigation of the long-range order induced by polarization in non-equilibrium systems, such as anodizing, reveals interesting parallels in equilibrium systems with naturally occurring order. Important to network order is the inward transfer entropy of each individual member of the network. This energy establishes the distance between each network […]

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    Enhanced Internal Spray Coating for Al Beverage Cans

    PPG has developed an enhanced internal spray coating for the infinitely recyclable aluminum beverage can. The spray coating uses no bisphenol-A (BPA) or bisphenol starting substances and provides more robust application properties. The Innoval® Pro spray coating is a next-generation, high-performance acrylic coating that draws on PPG Innovel’s nearly ten years as the market’s most widely used […]

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    Alpha Group Installs New Vertical Powder Coating Line in Morocco

    Alpha Group, a Moroccan company specialized in extrusion and powder coating of aluminum profiles, installed a new vertical powder coating line. The line supports the company in expanding its production capacity, ensuring the production of 12,000 tons of high quality coated profiles per year. Supplied by SAT, the powder coating line has a conveyor speed […]

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    Why Anodizing is the Most Sustainable Surface Treatment for Aluminum

    By Dr. Anne Deacon Juhl, AluConsult and AnodizingSchool. The aluminum extrusion and sheet industries are playing an important role in reducing the negative impacts of industrial activities on the environment. This is for a variety of reasons, but is mainly due to the fact that, since aluminum’s fundamental properties do not change with repetitive melting, […]

  • All of the major equipment at INTEX is adorned with custom artwork by French artist Manucollage as a reflection of the company’s strength, independence, and resilience. This includes the new vertical powder coating line (pictured), nicknamed the Black Widow.

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    INTEX Reinvents Itself with Major Expansion Projects

    By Andrea Svendsen, Managing Editor. Headquartered in Garden City, MI, International Extrusions (INTEX) is an independent, family-owned company in the process of reinventing itself through capital investments designed to grow its capabilities and capacities. This includes the installation and start up of a new extrusion operation with two new presses, as well as a new […]

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    A3 Surfaces Receives Financing to Commercialize Its Antimicrobial Anodizing Technology

    A3 Surfaces, located in Saguenay, Québec, Canada, will receive $4 million in financing from the Québec government and Desjardin Capital to support support the commercialization of antimicrobial anodized aluminum. This proprietary anodizing technology that aims to become a key factor in the fight against viral or bacterial disease transmission through a self-disinfecting biocidal surface treatment. […]

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    Patrick Metals Upgrades to Next Generation Vertical Powder Coating Line

    Patrick Metals is investing in the revamp of its existing powder coating line in Mishawaka, Indiana. Installed by Italian engineering company SAT in 2006, the existing line will be upgraded to a C-Expert vertical powder coating booth. Active in the field of aluminum extrusion for more than 80 years, Patrick Metals supplies precision aluminum extrusions […]