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“Seen and Solved” is a podcast brought to you by Hubbard-Hall which focuses on the stories from the front line of the metal finishing industry. Listeners will hear from our experts as they get candid about the popular and not-so popular problems we have come across in the field. Listen to learn how to improve your process and reduce cost and chemical consumption.

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“Seen and Solved” is a podcast brought to you by Hubbard-Hall which focuses on the stories from the front line of the metal finishing industry. Listeners will hear from our experts as they get candid about the popular and not-so popular problems we have come across in the field. Listen to learn how to improve your process and reduce cost and chemical consumption.

    S02 E22 - Hero Product – AquaEase PL 72 A32

    S02 E22 - Hero Product – AquaEase PL 72 A32

    In this episode of the Seen & Solved, Director of Technology Mike Valenti, let’s us in on his “Hero Product” – AquaEase PL 72 A32.  This product’s superpower is its ability to swiftly address customer needs, without necessitating extensive testing. Aquaease PL 72 A32 is a versatile aqueous cleaner that is particularly effective for cleaning aluminum and non-ferrous metals. Its mild pH ensures safety for workers and surfaces while delivering reliable cleaning performance.


    During this episode Mike shares success stories, including instances where Aquaease PL 72 A32 resolved cleaning issues for anodizers and aerospace connector manufacturers, streamlining processes and shortening sales cycles. The product's proven track record and ease of use make it a go-to recommendation, earning it the slogan "Just put it in the tank" for its reliability and effectiveness.

    • 8 min
    S02 E21 - Mike Valenti - Revolutionizing Aluminum Packaging Cleaning

    S02 E21 - Mike Valenti - Revolutionizing Aluminum Packaging Cleaning

    In this episode of Seen and Solved, Mike Valenti, Director of Technology,  takes on the paradigm shift that manufacturers are facing in moving from plastic packaging to aluminum packaging, to reduce the microplastics polluting the ocean.

    He explains how cleanliness and adhesion properties are essential and that the traditional cleaning process involves heavy-duty caustic cleaners and their challenges, including scale buildup and downtime. To address these issues, Mike introduces an innovative acid-based cleaning chemistry. However, he highlights the complexities of implementing such a change, considering factors like appearance and production continuity.



    Through extensive testing and collaboration, Hubbard-Hall developed acid cleaners tailored to meet the unique requirements of aluminum packaging manufacturers. Mike emphasizes the potential benefits of this chemistry, including reduced downtime and improved product quality.

    • 16 min
    S02 E20 - Hero Product: Aquastrip 1200 – The Ultimate Paint Stripping Sidekick

    S02 E20 - Hero Product: Aquastrip 1200 – The Ultimate Paint Stripping Sidekick

    Aquastrip 1200 is a powerhouse chemistry for removing paint, E-coat, wet paint, and powder coating. Connor Callais, Product Manager, explains its unique biphasic composition, combining aqueous caustic and organic packages to break down paint effectively.

    Aquastrip 1200's fast-acting nature is capable of stripping paint in approximately 20 minutes per layer!

    • 3 min
    S02 E19 - Jason Potts & Tom Salvino - Stories from the Field

    S02 E19 - Jason Potts & Tom Salvino - Stories from the Field

    The discussion covers:


    The unique complexities of EN plating compared to other processes
    Crucial factors in EN tank design and common design flaws
    Operator errors that can sabotage an EN plating line
    Tips and strategies for troubleshooting EN plating issue

    Whether you're new to EN plating or a seasoned professional, this podcast episode will provide valuable insights and practical advice for maximizing the performance and reliability of your EN operations. Gain a deeper understanding of this specialized metal finishing technique and learn how to overcome the common pitfalls.

    • 12 min
    S02 E18 - Connor Callais - Metal Guard 560: A Rust-Preventative Marvel for Superior Corrosion Protection

    S02 E18 - Connor Callais - Metal Guard 560: A Rust-Preventative Marvel for Superior Corrosion Protection

    In this episode of the Seen & Solved, Connor Callais, Product Manager, sheds light on why MetalGuard 560 is a superhero for industrial applications – prioritizing performance and aesthetics.  This rust preventative is renowned for its effectiveness in combating corrosion, especially on black oxide surfaces. Metal Guard 560 boasts superior corrosion protection, meeting various MIL specs and finding widespread application in automotive industries.

    Connor elaborates on the chemistry’s ability to displace water from porous surfaces, to form a uniform protective layer. Clocking in at approximately 150 salt spray hours, its efficacy is unmatched. Ideal for post-machining and cleaning operations, MetalGuard 560 ensures long-term storage viability and withstands harsh environmental conditions.  It’s versatility shines through as it can be applied through dipping, spraying, or brushing.

    • 4 min
    S02 E17 - Robin Deal - From Tanks to Treatment: Mastering the Art of Wastewater Management

    S02 E17 - Robin Deal - From Tanks to Treatment: Mastering the Art of Wastewater Management

    Explore the intricacies of wastewater systems, from the fundamental tanks to the vital mixers, clarifiers, pumps, and beyond. With a focus on practical insights and expert advice, we uncover the key elements that keep these systems running smoothly and efficiently. 

     

    Learn about:

    ·      The importance of regular maintenance routines

    ·      The telltale signs that equipment may need replacement or upgrades

    ·      Tips for optimizing system performance



    From daily checklists to advanced maintenance strategies, we leave no stone unturned in our quest for operational excellence.

    • 20 min

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