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Corrosioneering is CLI's on-line newsletter with short technical articles of interest to the materials community.

Industrial Paint & Powder

Industrial Paint & Powder focuses exclusively on providing the latest technical information on paint and powder coating technologies for the original equipment manufacturing (OEM) market.

Products Finishing

Great resource for the finishing industry containing supplier directory, updated industry news, discussion forums and new product showcases.

Resource Sites
100% Solids Polyurethane Coatings

This web site will guide you to all the areas related to the 100% solids polyurethane coatings technology.

Coating Alternatives Guide (CAGE)

A pollution prevention tool for small- and medium-sized businesses and State technical assistance program representatives, CAGE is an expert system and information base designed to recommend low-emitting alternative coating technologies to coatings users.

Protective Coatings, Linings and Related Resources

This is a fantastic web site for anyone interested in preventing corrosion through the use of coatings. There is a great deal of technical information with some tutorials on corrosioneering and discussion forums.

Corrosion, Protective Coatings and Paint Resources on the Internet

This web page was compiled to provide access to internet information on coatings with emphasis on those coatings used in corrosion protective applications. This is a very good site with a complete list of links!

Your anodizing, plating, powder coating & surface finishing problems may be solved here.

Heat Treating Online (HTO)

Heat Treating Online (HTO) is the Largest Global Resource and Marketplace for the Heat Treating Industry. HTO is your navigator to commercial heat treaters, industry suppliers, and heat treating related services on the World Wide Web.

Heat Treating Resources

Extensive list of heat treating related Internet sites.


The online finishers resource with job shop and suppliers directories, links, classifieds, forums, technical info., and other finishing related topics.

National Metal Finishing Resource Center

A government-funded (EPA, among others) website containing a variety of resources for the Finishing Industry. Several of Finishing's most respected associations are contributors or have a hand in the maintenance of NMFRC. Aside from Finishing-related technical data (including many articles from Products Finishing), the environmental data is received directly from the EPA and tailored for Finishers.

Powder Coating Net

The source online for powder coating information.

Protective Coatings, Linings and Related Resources

Devoted to providing up to date, relevant information about products and services for the Protective Coatings, Linings, Painting and Corrosion Industry.

Products Finishing

Browse through their archive of articles by month or issue or search the archive by keywords.

What is Powder Coating and How Does It Work?

The American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society

The American Electroplaters and Surface Finishers Society, Inc. (AESF) is an international society that advances the science of surface finishing to benefit industry and society through education, information and social involvement.

American Galvanizers Association (AGA)

American Galvanizers Association (AGA) is a non-profit trade association whose members represent the North American after-fabrication hot-dip galvanizing industry.

The Electrochemical Society

The Electrochemical Society is an international nonprofit, educational, organization concerned with a broad range of phenomena relating to electrochemical and solid state science and technology.

Environmental Protection Agency

This must-see site for finishers presents all things environmental including legislative, regulatory, and contractual information. Most of the regulations are downloadable only as PDF (Adobe) files.

Metal Treating Institute (MTI)

MTI is a non-profit organization of heat treating companies and their suppliers.

National Paint & Coatings Association

NPCA is the preeminent organization representing the paint and coatings industry in the United States. A voluntary, nonprofit trade association, NPCA represents some 400 paint and coatings manufacturers, raw materials suppliers and distributors.

Society of Vacuum Coaters (SVC)

A non-profit, professional, trade and educational organization, SVC is dedicated to the development of equipment and processes for high-volume production of coatings using vacuum-based processes. Their website contains contact information, a Q&A area, and educational materials.


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