DEVELOPMENTS NEW EQUIPMENT, PROCESSES, & MATERIALS Seamless Floor Atlas Minerals & Chemicals Inc. Mertztown, Pa. Atlas Minerals & Chemicals has an• nounced the development of two new seamless floor systems-Rezklad E-GP and Rezklad E-HP. Rezklad E-GP is a general-purpose floor system engineered for new construction and maintenance of existing seamless floors where physical abuse and mod• erate chemical exposure are present. Rezklad E-HP is a high-performance floor system that offers excellent chemical resistance. Several new and unique features are common to both systems. No primer is required nor do they require a topcoat, resulting in re• duced installation time and quick re• pairs. They can be installed over damp concrete minimizing downtime in op• erating plants. Circle 401 on the reader service card Cleaning System Atotech USA Inc. Rock Hill, S.c. Atotech's UniClean Bio, dubbed "The Smart Cleaner," introduces a rev• olutionary approach to cleaning, which takes advantage of the bioremediation process to convert organic soils, such as oil and grease, into innocuous sim• ple compounds. The system combines with a highly emulsifying surfactant system to consume and eliminate a wide range of oils and other complex organics from the working soak cleaner. The cleaner is continuously rejuvenated, replenished, and returned to the soak tank in top working condi• tion while minimizing disposal and other waste treatment costs. The sys• tem is designed to provide and main• tain ideal environmental conditions for the naturally introduced microorgan• isms to thrive. The self-contained, closed-loop UniClean Biolyser module monitors and maintains the tempera• ture, pH, and optimum surfactant lev• els in the working soak cleaner. Circle 402 on the reader service card 54 Conversion Coating for Aluminum BetzDearbom Metals Process Group Horsham, Pa. Permatreat 617M is the newest member of the NoRinse family of products for metal processors. This nonchrome, no-rinse product provides a robust conversion coating on fabri• cated and extruded aluminum parts. A major advantage of Permatreat 617M is its elimination of a subsequent rinse stage. The product imparts a blue iri• descent color to the aluminum surface that can be easily measured. Per• matreat 617M is a lower cost, non• chrome alternative that retains the per• formance advantages of a chrome product. Circle 403 on the reader service card Rust Preventive Birchwood Casey Eden Prairie, Minn. Barricade is a long-term rust preven• tive with a salt spray resistance of 200 to 300 hours (ASTM B-117). The in• hibitor provides two to three times the protection compared to the average rust preventive. It is excellent as a sealant over black conversion coatings and phosphates because it seals out corrosion and enhances the color of the finish. It can also be used on bare metal surfaces for long-term storage or overseas shipment. Barium free, the rust preventive can be applied to wet or dry parts by dipping, brushing, or low• pressure spraying. The thin-bodied liq• uid rapidly penetrates recessed areas and displaces moisture from metal sur• faces. Circle 404 on the reader service card Noncyanide Zinc Plating Process Canning Gumm Inc. Keamy, N.J. Envirozinc 120 is a new alkaline noncyanide zinc plating process for rack plating, which demonstrates ex• cellent throwing power and zinc de• posit distribution. It has a wide oper- ating range including allowing the use of high current densities without burn• ing. This further allows reduction in plating time. Additionally, as the bath contains no cyanide or chelates, it al• lows for easy waste treatment. Circle 405 on the reader service card Gas Monitors CEA Instruments Inc. Emerson, N.J. The TG-KA series of portable toxic gas detectors are direct-reading, com• pact instruments with digital display that use patented gas membrane gal• vanic sensors available for formalde• hyde, ozone, phosgene, hydrogen flu• oride, phosphine, and others. These sensors are unaffected by normal inter• fering gases and can detect as little as 0.01 ppm. Adjustable audible and vi• sual alarms can be set as low as 0.1 ppm. The TG-KA is quick responding, very specific, and weighs less than one pound. Each unit is completely self• contained and comes with a battery charger, AC power supply, carrying case, recorder output, and all other necessary accessories. The unit will operate for 30 hours between charges or continuously on AC power. Circle 406 on the reader service card Pretreatment for Steel, Zinc, and Aluminum Challenge Inc. Indianapolis Clean N Coat 3000 is a water-solu• ble pretreatment for steel, zinc, and aluminum, which cleans and phos• phatizes in a single step and does not require neutralization prior to dis- METAL FINISHING • DECEMBER 1998
Atlas Minerals & Chemicals has an•nounced the development of two newseamless floor systems-RezkladE-GP and Rezklad E-HP. RezkladE-GP is a general-purpose floor systemengineered for new construction andmaintenance of existing seamlessfloors where physical abuse and mod•erate chemical exposure are present.Rezklad E-HP is a high-performancefloor system that offers excellentchemical resistance. Several new andunique features are common to bothsystems. No primer is required nor dothey require a topcoat, resulting in re•duced installation time and quick re•pairs. They can be installed over dampconcrete minimizing downtime in op•erating plants.
Circle 401 on the reader service card
Cleaning SystemAtotech USA Inc.Rock Hill, S.c.
Atotech's UniClean Bio, dubbed"The Smart Cleaner," introduces a rev•olutionary approach to cleaning, whichtakes advantage of the bioremediationprocess to convert organic soils, suchas oil and grease, into innocuous sim•ple compounds. The system combineswith a highly emulsifying surfactantsystem to consume and eliminate awide range of oils and other complexorganics from the working soakcleaner. The cleaner is continuouslyrejuvenated, replenished, and returnedto the soak tank in top working condi•tion while minimizing disposal andother waste treatment costs. The sys•tem is designed to provide and main•tain ideal environmental conditions forthe naturally introduced microorgan•isms to thrive. The self-contained,closed-loop UniClean Biolyser modulemonitors and maintains the tempera•ture, pH, and optimum surfactant lev•els in the working soak cleaner.
Circle 402 on the reader service card
Conversion Coating forAluminumBetzDearbom Metals Process GroupHorsham, Pa.
Permatreat 617M is the newestmember of the NoRinse family ofproducts for metal processors. Thisnonchrome, no-rinse product providesa robust conversion coating on fabri•cated and extruded aluminum parts. Amajor advantage of Permatreat 617Mis its elimination of a subsequent rinsestage. The product imparts a blue iri•descent color to the aluminum surfacethat can be easily measured. Per•matreat 617M is a lower cost, non•chrome alternative that retains the per•formance advantages of a chromeproduct.
Circle 403 on the reader service card
Rust PreventiveBirchwood CaseyEden Prairie, Minn.
Barricade is a long-term rust preven•tive with a salt spray resistance of 200to 300 hours (ASTM B-117). The in•hibitor provides two to three times theprotection compared to the averagerust preventive. It is excellent as asealant over black conversion coatingsand phosphates because it seals outcorrosion and enhances the color of thefinish. It can also be used on baremetal surfaces for long-term storage oroverseas shipment. Barium free, therust preventive can be applied to wet ordry parts by dipping, brushing, or low•pressure spraying. The thin-bodied liq•uid rapidly penetrates recessed areasand displaces moisture from metal sur•faces.
Envirozinc 120 is a new alkalinenoncyanide zinc plating process forrack plating, which demonstrates ex•cellent throwing power and zinc de•posit distribution. It has a wide oper-
ating range including allowing the useof high current densities without burn•ing. This further allows reduction inplating time. Additionally, as the bathcontains no cyanide or chelates, it al•lows for easy waste treatment.
Circle 405 on the reader service card
Gas MonitorsCEA Instruments Inc.Emerson, N.J.
The TG-KA series of portable toxicgas detectors are direct-reading, com•pact instruments with digital displaythat use patented gas membrane gal•vanic sensors available for formalde•hyde, ozone, phosgene, hydrogen flu•oride, phosphine, and others. Thesesensors are unaffected by normal inter•fering gases and can detect as little as0.01 ppm. Adjustable audible and vi•sual alarms can be set as low as 0.1ppm. The TG-KA is quick responding,very specific, and weighs less than onepound. Each unit is completely self•contained and comes with a batterycharger, AC power supply, carryingcase, recorder output, and all othernecessary accessories. The unit willoperate for 30 hours between chargesor continuously on AC power.
Circle 406 on the reader service card
Pretreatment for Steel, Zinc,and AluminumChallenge Inc.Indianapolis
Clean N Coat 3000 is a water-solu•ble pretreatment for steel, zinc, andaluminum, which cleans and phos•phatizes in a single step and does notrequire neutralization prior to dis-