Receive industry and products news from the market categories that matter to you most.
Stay up to date on industry news and trends, product announcements and the latest innovations.
Utilizing oxidation process using milder chemicals at lower temperature, TRU TEMPÂ® 0.54 micron thick, satin black magnetite coating adds protection to such components as gears, sprockets, and couplings withoutÂ causing any functional change. This non-polluting black oxide system, which withstands up to 100 hr ofÂ neutral salt spray (ASTM B 117) or several hundred hours of humidity (ASTM D... Read More
The Environmental Protection Agency is taking steps that will lead to the restriction and possible phase-out of long-chain perfluoroalkyl carboxylate (LCPFAC) substances by Dec. 31, 2015. However, manufacturers won’t be left without an effective industrial surfactant for wetting and leveling because 3M anticipated the EPA action years ago. “We voluntarily phased out C8 fluorosurfactants in... Read More
Two Finishing Options Now Available for Oil and Gas Drilling Components - MicroLok And TRU TEMP Provide Efficient Corrosion ProtectionSep 09, 2013
Eden Prairie, Minnesota – Birchwood Technologies now provides two finishing options for oil and gas drilling components - MICROLOKÂ® AO and TRU TEMPÂ®. Both finishes provide robust corrosion protection using a safe, low temperature, environmentally friendly process. With U.S. oil and gas production at its highest level in 20 years, the need for finishing components used in the drilling... Read More
CLEARLOKÂ® is water-based polyurethane sealant that adds protective topcoat on most metal surfaces, including iron, steel, and aluminum. Non-polluting with no harmful VOC content, polymer sealant produces coating 0.0001–.00003 in. thick. It is rated for corrosion resistance of 12–24 hr of neutral salt spray or over 100 hr of humidity exposure. Available in 5 or 55 gal drums, product can be... Read More
Sigma Design used a suite of skills to develop the design for the base for WATTLOTS Power Arbor's(TM) solar parking lot canopy system. The system is designed to provide renewable electrical energy where it is needed to existing surfaces. The process began with designing a 3D model in CAD. The design was then printed in the fused deposition modeling (FDM) machine and the pattern for the fiberglass... Read More
Accommodating manufacturers that require same-day black finishing of small lots, mini BK-LC products enable safe, in-house blackening of parts and achieve durable satin black finish. LUMICLADÂ® process, which utilizes one heated dip-tank and does not require electrolytic current, forms black oxide coating on aluminum. Process works on all cast and wrought aluminum alloys, forming smooth, black,... Read More
Get Effective Chassis Grounding and a Superior Black Finish for Aluminum Electrical / Electronic Components Using New LUMICLAD® Process from Birchwood CaseyFeb 08, 2011
Call 952-937-7931 for FREE Brochure Eden Prairie, Minnesota: Design engineers requiring predictable chassis grounding and a superior black finish for aluminum electrical assemblies and components have a new option with the LUMICLADÂ® black oxide process. Electrically conductive and very clean, the LUMICLAD finish adds value to all types of aluminum electrical / electronic components and... Read More
Based on short chain fluoropolymer technology, APFS-70S and APFS-71S are considered to be non-PFOA contributing. Products optimize wetting and leveling characteristics of paints, inks, coatings, and polishes at low loading levels. They are especially effective on difficult-to-wet substrates such as plastics, oily or waxy surfaces, and silicone or fluoropolymer treated fabrics. Read More
Don't miss the latest news!
Suited for manufacturers that require same-day black finishing of small lots of aluminum parts, mini BK-LC series safely blackens parts in-house and achieves satin black finish. LUMICLAD process, which takes ~30 min, utilizes dip-tank procedure to form black oxide coating on aluminum while utilizing only one heated tank and eliminating requirements for electrolytic current. LUMICLAD finish is 1.5... Read More
Automated Process Reduces Finishing Costs Up To 75 Percent Eden Prairie, Minnesota: Setting the standard for pollution-free, low temperature black oxide finishing, Birchwood Casey announces delivery of two of its TRU TEMPÂ® CNC automated finishing lines. One system is being used for finishing motion control and power transmission components. The second is being used to finish firearm related... Read More
Lubricity and Rust Protection for Sprockets, Universal Joints and PT Components Provided by TRU TEMP® FinishJun 10, 2009
Eden Prairie, Minnesota: Sprockets, universal joints, sheaves and power transmission components take on a protective and attractive black oxide finish when treated with TRU TEMPÂ® low temperature, non-polluting black oxide from Birchwood Casey Metal Finishes. The TRU TEMP process adds lubricity as well as a non-dimensional, deep black finish with long-term corrosion resistance - the ideal... Read More
When applied to any clean ferrous metal surface, PRESTO BLACKÂ® BST4 blackens within 30 sec and forms finish that can be topcoated to form protective black oxide finish. Brush-on liquid serves as fast-acting blackener of re-machined areas or reworked metal parts, repairing scratches or damaged areas. Suited for use on all iron and non-stainless steels, product blends with existing black oxide... Read More
PerforMaxÂ® SP 798 chopped strand glass fiber reinforcement provides a heat resistant positive molding aid in computer and electronics applications. SP 798 helps to lower outgassing in combination with moldings using liquid crystal polymer and polyphenylene sulfide. Developed to withstand elevated temperatures associated with lead-free solder processes, product performs in temperatures... Read More