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On the Line is the official podcast of Products Finishing. We present stories from the world of coating and finishing in the voices of those who are in the trenches doing the work.
If you're into powder coating, ecoating, anodizing, electroplating, industrial painting or any other surface finishing topic, this is the podcast for you.

On the Line Products Finishing

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On the Line is the official podcast of Products Finishing. We present stories from the world of coating and finishing in the voices of those who are in the trenches doing the work.
If you're into powder coating, ecoating, anodizing, electroplating, industrial painting or any other surface finishing topic, this is the podcast for you.

    Episode 22: An Interview with Gary Vasilash, Gardner Business Media

    Episode 22: An Interview with Gary Vasilash, Gardner Business Media

    Gary Vasilash is the transportation editor for Gardner Business Media. He has written about the automotive industry for more than 30 years and has covered everything from trends and best practices to innovations and emerging technologies. His work has appeared in a wide variety of publications including Automotive Design & Production magazine, AutoBeat, Car and Driver and The Wall Street Journal. In this episode of On the Line, Products Finishing catches up with Gary to get his take on current trends in the automotive industry and what the future might hold for coaters and finishers.

    • 34 min
    Episode 21: Interviews From SUR/FIN 2022

    Episode 21: Interviews From SUR/FIN 2022

    The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) SUR/FIN finishing industry tradeshow always provides a great opportunity to compare notes on the topics that are of the greatest concern for the finishing community. In this episode of Products Finishing’s On the Line podcast, we highlight some of the conversations we had at the show regarding the industry’s collaborative response to increasing regulatory pressure to transition existing hexavalent chrome to trivalent chromium.  

    • 20 min
    Episode 20: Jesse Baldwin, Triplex Plating

    Episode 20: Jesse Baldwin, Triplex Plating

    In this episode of Products Finishing’s On the Line podcast we’re celebrating one of top-ranking shops in this year’s Top Shops Benchmarking Survey – our annual program designed to provide shops with helpful data for measuring their performance. Jesse Baldwin, chief operating officer for 2022 electroplating and anodizing Top Shop Triplex Plating, discusses the importance of benchmarking and the company’s formula for success.

    • 14 min
    Episode 19: Brandon Acker, Titan Abrasive Systems

    Episode 19: Brandon Acker, Titan Abrasive Systems

    In this episode of On the Line, the official podcast of Products Finishing we delve into blasting methods for preparation of surfaces prior to finishing.
    Brandon Acker is president of Titan Abrasive Systems, a manufacturer of media blasting equipment and custom-engineered blast rooms that has been a provider of American-made blasting solutions since 1953. In this interview, Acker offers an overview of Titan’s offerings, insights for blasting best practices, common pitfalls and more.

    • 21 min
    Episode 18: Richard Lynch, MacDermid Enthone

    Episode 18: Richard Lynch, MacDermid Enthone

    This year marks the 100 year anniversary of MacDermid Enthone Industrial Solutions —  global chemical supplier for the surface finishing industry. 
    In this episode of On the Line, we sit down with the company's vice president Richard Lynch as he reflects on the company's 100 years and discusses its goals for the future.

    • 25 min
    Episode 17: 2022 Finishing Hall of Fame Inductee Tony Revier

    Episode 17: 2022 Finishing Hall of Fame Inductee Tony Revier

    In this episode of On the Line, we speak with one of the recipients of the 2022 installment of the Products Finishing's Hall of Fame Award, Tony Revier with Uymura International, a global leader in the development, testing and manufacture of plating chemistries.
    Revier discusses his experiences in the industry, as well as his insights into what the future might hold for surface finishing. 

    • 36 min

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