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Countless billions of $$ of our modern world rusts away each year.
Corrosion can be stopped by anodizing, electroplating, galvanizing, and powder coatingIt's not just the money: it's the environmental consequences, loss of functionality, injuries, ugliness, and heirlooms lost.
Finishing is key to a sustainable futureLow friction for energy efficiency; low resistance to reduce waste of power & enable complex electronics. Resistance to microbial contamination which spreads disease; high wear resistance; cleanability and aesthetic appearance ...
Finishing is about creating a surface/skin with the properties you need
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