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    Hydro Develops New Method for Measurement of Surface Appearance

    The requirements of automotive manufacturers regarding the body of their cars have constantly grown in recent years. Good formability, sufficient strength, good corrosion resistance, recyclability, and last but not least the surface appearance are key factors for manufacturers such as BMW, Audi, and Daimler. To address this concern, Hydro Rolled Products and Polytec jointly developed a new […]

  • SAT_Alukolor

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    AluK Modernizes Its Vertical Powder Coating Line

    AluK, a leader in the design and engineering of aluminum window, door and curtain walling systems in Hamme, Belgium, modernized their existing vertical powder coating line with the installation of two new SAT powder coating booths. The new powder coating booths are each designed with a “V” shape fast-cleaning section. The cleaning area is equipped with […]

  • AMAG cladding station

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    AMAG Commissions New High-Tech Cladding Station

    AMAG Group commissioned a new cladding station at its headquarters in Ranshofen, Austria. The new cladding operation is part of the company’s massive “AMAG 2020” expansion project, which – together with a new cold rolling mill and a multitude of other manufacturing lines – marks an important milestone for the company’s successful future. “The new plants […]

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    Cortizo Adds New Vertical Powder Coating Line

    Cortizo group, headquartered in Padrón, Galicia, Poland, installed a new vertical powder coating line at their manufacturing facility in Radomsko, Poland. The 32,000 m² facility has two extrusion presses with a production of around 14,500 tonnes per year, along with powder coating, anodizing, and machining capabilities. The new vertical powder coating line was supplied from SAT Surface Aluminium Technologies […]

  • Northern Indiana Anodize (NIA)

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    NIA Setting Up Its First Aluminum Anodizing Plant in Indiana

    Northern Indiana Anodize (NIA), a startup aluminum anodizing company, plans to invest $6.9 million in its first location in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The planned 47,000 sq ft facility will use 32 ft tanks to accommodate aluminum parts up to 30 ft in length. NIA plans to serve the automotive, construction, boating, and industrial markets in the […]

  • Emirates Extrusion Factory

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    Emirates Extrusion Installs New Powder Coating Line

    Emirates Extrusion Factory LLC, a subsidiary of M’Sharie LLC (the private equity arm of Dubai Investments PJSC), completed the installation of a new powder coating line at its facility in Dubai’s Technopark, United Arab Emirates. The powder coating line provides expanded capacity, enabling the company to respond to increasing demand for painted aluminum profiles in the […]

  • 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 […]

  • Arlington Plate

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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 […]