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    ARTICLE: Anodizing Conditions and Their Myriad Effects on Finish Quality

    By Dr. George N. Oh, Nathan Sheffield, and Yechan Kang, Quaker Houghton, Metal Finishing Group. Abstract Quality of anodized aluminum, both mechanical and aesthetic, is affected by a number of parameters. Two parameters that have larger effects on finish and quality are anodize temperature and current density. This study shows that these parameters affect coating […]

  • Figure 1. A3 Surfaces has developed an antimicrobial treatment for aluminum, which can significantly reduce the spread of bacterial or viral infections from surfaces such as door handles. (Photo: Alexan Tremblay, Les Films de La Baie.)

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    ARTICLE: Fighting the Impact of Disease with Antimicrobial Anodized Aluminum

    Hospital-acquired infections (called nosocomial infections) are a common problem, causing the deaths of around 8-12,000 people per year in Canada and around 80,000 people per year in the U.S. A3 Surfaces, a start-up based in Saguenay, Quebec, Canada, is focused on making the world a safer place by eliminating cross contamination in healthcare institutions with […]

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    Linetec’s Copper Anodize Façade Shines in Silicon Valley

    Mountain View Corporate Center (MVCC) in California’s Silicon Valley invested in Linetec’s Copper Anodize panel façade to update their three buildings. The MVCC (owned by Rockwood Capital) hopes to attract and retain high-tech tenants with the new attractive exteriors. To achieve the intended appearance, Linetec finished more than 23,000 sq ft of aluminum panels in […]

  • Aluminios Cortizo Installs Vertical Powder Coating Line from SAT

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    Aluminios Cortizo Installs Vertical Powder Coating Line

    Aluminios Cortizo, headquartered in Padrón, Galicia, Spain, installed a vertical powder coating line at its production unit in Manzanares, Spain. With this latest installation, the company operates a total of 15 powder coating plants capable of providing an extensive color range, from classic finished to specialized coatings. This is the tenth surface treatment line that SAT has supplied […]

  • Pries Enterprises - new anodizing line

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    ARTICLE: Pries Installs One of the Most Advanced Anodizing Lines in the U.S.

    By Rose Eaton, Staff Writer. In the fall of 2019, Pries Enterprises finished a 50,000 sq ft expansion and installation of a state-of-the-art anodizing line, making them the only vertically integrated extruder-anodizer fabricator in their immediate area. The new anodizing line will allow the company to drastically reduce lead times for their customers and solidify […]

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    Pries Enterprises Opens New Aluminum Anodizing Line

    Pries Enterprises opened their new aluminum anodizing line in Independence, Iowa. The new line shapes the company into a vertically integrated one stop shop for aluminum extrusions, anodizing and fabrication, thus opening several new doors for the company and its customers. “Our new anodizing line will allow us to dramatically reduce our lead times for our […]

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    Benkam Installs New Powder Coating Line at Its Extrusion Plant in Central Asia

    Benkam, the largest producer of extruded aluminum in Central Asia, completed the installation of a new vertical powder coating line at its headquarters in Uzbekistan. The company produces aluminum profiles for a variety of industries, which are exported to Europe, Central Asia, and non-CIS countries. The company selected SAT to supply the new vertical powder coating line with […]

  • Northern Indiana Anodize

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    ARTICLE: NIA Launches Its First Large Anodizing Line

    Northern Indiana Anodize (NIA) is a new anodizing company located in Fort Wayne, IN. The company started up its first large anodizing line in June, where it will process aluminum profiles manufactured by local extruders. The company plans to serve the architectural, automotive, marine, solar energy, and industrial markets in the Mid-West region, where there […]