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  • Gateway Extrusions New Vertical Powder Paint Line

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    Gateway Extrusions Installs New Vertical Paint Line

    Gateway Extrusions in Union, MO, started up operation of a new vertical powder coat paint finishing line, following installation and testing. The new system enables the company to process longer profiles more efficiently than its previous horizontal paint line, as well as expanding the array of markets it serves. “Many customers need the longer profile […]

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    Arlington Plating Launches Aluminum Anodizing Operation

    Arlington Plating Company installed and started up an aluminum anodizing line at its Palatine, Illinois, headquarters. The new line represents over a $2 million investment and reflects the increased demand by the surface finishing industry for aluminum anodizing that reliably meets stringent OEM performance and design requirements. Comprised of 44 process tanks, the 5,000 sq […]

  • LIFT painted aluminum aircraft

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    New Technology Project Pits Computers Against Corrosion of Aluminum

    Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT) formed a team of manufacturers and universities that will work to develop a database and computer models that better predict the way aluminum alloys corrode after being put in use as parts for airplanes or other forms of transportation. The Ohio State University and United Technologies Research Center, the research and […]

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    AAC Releases Anodizing 101 Educational Course for Architects

    The Aluminum Anodizers Council (AAC) released a new online learning course for architects, designers, engineers, building developers, and professionals. The course is available on AEC Daily, a continuing education website for building and construction professionals. The Anodizing 101: Building, Construction & Design course was approved for continuing education units (CEU) by the American Institute of Architects […]

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    Video: Stand Out with Aluminum Finishing

    Reliant Aluminum Products posted a new video about aluminum surface finishing, which presents a look at the aesthetic appeal of aluminum products, presents a brief overview of the anodizing process, and offers a look at the company’s capabilities. Jack Humble, president of Reliant, also speaks on the video about the company’s vision.