Alkaline Zinc Systems Answer the Call for Integrated Solution

As published in Products Finishing Magazine, May 2017 issue. Asterion introduces a comprehensive plating system covering demands for productivity, corrosion resistance and appearance. Alkaline zinc plating is often met with a range of requirements including cost, corrosion resistance and aesthetic appeal. Providing plating processes, pretreatment chemistry and powder coatings to the surface finishing industry, Asterion introduces an integrated system it believes meets those demands, increases productivity and reduces rejects. According to the company, several chemical suppliers have … [Read more...]

Asterion® Ultra™ Alkaline Zinc Systems Reduce Rejects, Increase Productivity

INDIANAPOLIS, March 12, 2017 – Asterion® Ultra™ alkaline zinc systems have been introduced by Asterion, LLC. Providing the ultimate in corrosion protection, the RoHS compliant systems are engineered to reduce rejects, increase productivity, and enhance appearance. Each Asterion Ultra system includes the TECHNIBRITE™ Ultra Zn alkaline zinc process. The process delivers bright, ductile deposits with uniform and precise thickness distributions over a wide current density range. Offering exceptional chromate adhesion, TECHNIBRITE Ultra Zn is highly tolerant to zinc brightener levels and … [Read more...]

TECHNIPLATE™ E-NIC 1200 High Speed, High Phosphorous EN Introduced

INDIANAPOLIS, November 29, 2016 – TECHNIPLATE™ E-NIC 1200 high speed, high phosphorous electroless nickel process has been introduced by Asterion, LLC. Providing exceptional corrosion and wear resistance, the process imparts a semi-bright deposit that is RoHS compliant and meets the stringent requirements of the ELV and WEE directives. TECHNIPLATE E-NIC 1200 is production-proven to achieve up to 10% higher throughput versus other conventional electroless nickel processes. The pH self-regulating process affords multiple metal turnovers and may be employed for both rack and barrel … [Read more...]

Asterion Appoints Mike Woodruff Technical Sales Representative

INDIANAPOLIS, November 7, 2016 – Mike Woodruff has been appointed Technical Sales Representative by Asterion, LLC. Mr. Woodruff is responsible for the sales and technical support of the company’s high performance plating processes, pretreatment chemistry and powder coatings products in Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi and eastern Arkansas. A surface finishing industry veteran for over thirty-five years, Mr. Woodruff comes to Asterion with extensive knowledge in both plating-on-plastics and metal substrate processing that includes equipment design, chemical sales, technical support and … [Read more...]

White Paper Details How Water Selection Impacts the Plating Process

INDIANAPOLIS, October 17, 2016 – Asterion, LLC has published the white paper, “Water and the Plating Process.” Authored by Asterion Technical Sales Engineer, Jake Fisher, the paper details how water plays an integral and critical role in the plating process. Specifically, the paper offers guidance on the selection and use of three types of water: hard, soft and purified. The document details how each interacts in distinct and important ways when used in a rinse tank or process solution. The impact of Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) contained within each water type, as well as cost … [Read more...]

Asterion New Sample Submission Process Delivers Enhanced Customer Experience

INDIANAPOLIS, September 19, 2016 – Asterion, LLC announced today the launch of a sample analysis submission process for the company’s proprietary plating and pretreatment chemistries. Designed to ensure ease-of-use and quick customer response, the submission process meets growing customer requirements to optimize plating line efficiency and productivity at a low cost of ownership. Customers may submit up to ten sample requests per submission. Every sample is assigned an identifier number for testing at Asterion’s advanced analytical laboratory.  Furthermore, free sample submission kits … [Read more...]

Blair Vandivier Bestowed the Distinction of Fellow by the NASF

INDIANAPOLIS, August 16, 2016 – Mr. Blair Vandivier, President and CEO of Asterion, LLC was recently bestowed the distinction of Fellow by the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF). The honor recognizes those NASF members that have made significant and lasting contributions through their leadership and dedicated service to the association and the surface finishing industry. An industry veteran, Vandivier has been previously recognized by his peers, while earning the respect of his customers and competitors over a career that spans more than thirty years. Prior to being honored … [Read more...]

Congratulations Alex Beck – Product Finishing Magazine’s 40 Under 40

We are proud to announce Technical Service Engineer, Alex Beck, was named in Product Finishing Magazine’s 40 under 40 Future Leaders of Surface Finishing. This list recognizes young professionals in the surface finishing industry for their leadership and talent. “Young professionals are a vital asset to the finishing industry, and it is important to acknowledge those who are making great strides in shaping the industry’s future. Products Finishing is recognizing the industry’s top young talent through an annual 40 Under 40 program.” – Products Finishing Products Finishing Magazine … [Read more...]