Duralectra-CHN to Showcase MICRALOX® Aluminum Coating at EASTEC 2011

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Duralectra-CHN to demonstrate MICRALOX – a revolutionary anodic coating with excellent chemical stability and corrosion resistance at EASTEC, May 17-19, 2011.

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Side by side comparison of aluminum with standard anodizing vs. that coated with MICRALOX after 12.5 pH strerilization process cleaning performed10 times

. “There hasn’t been significant new anodizing technology for many years, and we are receiving great interest in MICRALOX® and how it can be used.”

As the first North American licensee of MICRALOX®, Duralectra-CHN will demonstrate the excellent chemical stability and corrosion resistance of this revolutionary anodic coating at the upcoming EASTEC 2011 tradeshow in West Springfield, MA..

“Many end users have been dissatisfied by how anodizing performs in certain applications, especially when their articles have to be cleaned with strong detergents or subjected to harsh environments. This has limited to some degree where anodic coatings can be used, in spite of their overall excellent properties. Our customers are really excited about how this new type of RoHS-compliant decorative and protective coating completely solves some fundamental problems,” stated David DiBiasio, head of sales and marketing at Duralectra-CHN. “There hasn’t been significant new anodizing technology for many years, and we are receiving great interest in MICRALOX® and how it can be used.”

Duralectra-CHN will be attending the show, and will be located in Building 5 in Booth 5338 at the EASTEC 2011 show. Duralectra-CHN’s goal is to showcase how MICRALOX® can be adopted by customers throughout New England and beyond to solve basic quality and performance issues to allow anodic coatings to be confidently extended into new applications.

EASTEC 2011 (http://easteconline.com/) - the East Coast's largest annual manufacturing event - is centered on five exhibit categories: Design, Engineering, and Rapid Technologies; Tooling, Workholding and Machining Accessories; Automation, Quality and Process Improvement; Plant, Energy, and Environmental Efficiency; and Precision Manufacturing Equipment and Systems.

About Duralectra-CHN LLC
Formed from the merger of Duralectra, Inc. and CHN Metal Finishing in 2008, Duralectra-CHN (http://www.d-chn.com ) is the leading aluminum finisher on the East Coast of the United States. Duralectra-CHN provides extensive manufacturing capabilities, including Type II and III anodizing, and proprietary Sanford Process technologies such as Quantum®, Plus®, Salvage® and MICRALOX®, for medical, high technology engineering, military and aerospace, and other markets focused on high quality components. Duralectra-CHN operates one of the largest anodizing facilities in our region and has a strong reputation as a reliable partner to many well-known companies across North America.

About Katahdin
Katahdin Industries, Inc. provides high tolerance coating applications and specialized metal finishing technology and services to the medical device and industrial markets through platform-focused subsidiaries. Katahdin’s coating operations are conducted through Precision Coating Company, Inc., one of the largest plastics coating applicators in the world, specializing in PTFE and Teflon® coating applications in the medical device market. A separate co-located company, Precision Fabric, is a worldwide distributor and converter of PTFE coated fabrics, tapes and belts. Specialized metal finishing services are conducted through D-CHN, LLC. Sanford Process Corporation provides hard coat anodizing solutions and intellectual property licenses to a range of well-known OEMS and their prime subcontractors worldwide, with an increasing presence in Korea and China.

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