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Arlington Plating Company Opens Materials Reliability Testing Laboratory

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, June 22, 2017 – Arlington Plating Company (APC) recently completed the installation of a new materials reliability testing laboratory. Staffed by a team of highly skilled technical and quality engineers, the laboratory conducts thickness, hardness and composition testing of electroplated and anodized products.

Employing advanced instrumentation, material characterization and failure-mode analysis are […]

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Aluminum Anodizing Operation Receives General Motors Approval

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, May 9, 2017 – Arlington Plating Company is proud to announce the company’s fully automated aluminum anodizing operation has been approved by General Motors. Meeting the GMW14665 material specification, “Anodic Oxidation Coating on Aluminum,” exterior automotive trim parts up to 100″ in length will soon be processed though the 5000 ft.2 […]

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Arlington Plating Company Three-Peats as Top Shop

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, April 26, 2017 – Arlington Plating Company has once again been named one of the best surface finishing shops in North America, according to a comprehensive benchmarking survey conducted by Products Finishing magazine.

The survey evaluated finishing operations, best finishing practices, finishing technology and business operations, as well as employee training and […]

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Arlington Plating Company Completes Major Expansion

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, March 6, 2017 – Arlington Plating Company is pleased to announce a major expansion at its Palatine, Illinois headquarters that has resulted in enhanced operations and production capabilities.

Specifically, the recent addition of a 35,000 square foot facility substantially grows the company’s campus to over 90,000 sq. ft. The expansion enables increased […]

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Arlington Plating Company Publishes Capabilities Guide

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, February 8, 2017 – Arlington Plating Company has published a new capabilities guide. The guide concisely provides an overview of the company’s commitment to quality, environmental compliance, and customer service excellence, while summarizing the following services:

NEW Aluminum Anodizing
Black Chrome Finishes
Electroless Nickel
Nickel Chrome
Satin Nickel Chrome
White Bronze

Polishing […]

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Arlington Plating Company Opens Anodizing Operation

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, Monday, January 23, 2017 – Arlington Plating Company is proud to announce the installation of an anodizing line at its Palatine, Illinois headquarters. The new service represents over a $2 million investment and reflects the increased demand by the surface finishing industry for aluminum anodizing that reliably meets stringent OEM performance and design […]

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Arlington Plating Appoints Brian Isola Vice President of Sales

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, January 5, 2017 – Brian Isola has been appointed Vice President of Sales by Arlington Plating Company. A surface finishing industry veteran, Mr. Isola possesses over thirty years of manufacturing experience in decorative and functional plating, anodizing and metal stamping operations.

Prior to joining Arlington Plating, Mr. Isola was the director of […]

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Commercial Anodizing Coming Soon to Arlington Plating!

Anodizing Service Added to Metal Finishing Offerings
Revered as an industry leader among metal plating companies, Arlington Plating Company is excited to announce that we will be offering commercial anodizing very shortly. This anodizing service enables us to expand our product offering into a whole new area!

Anodizing is an electromechanical process that forms a protective […]

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Zinc Die Cast Plating Benefits

Commercial Plating Company Advises on Considerations to Take when Deciding if the Benefits of Zinc Die Cast Plating is Truly Right for Your Application
Our commercial plating company frequently performs plating on zinc die cast. The alloy’s corrosion resistant and inexpensive properties make it a preferred alloy for many industries.

Zinc die cast plating is commonly […]

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Arlington Plating Goes Above-and-Beyond Environmental Compliance

Metal Plating Company Breaks Down Process Behind Recycling 99% of Waste
At Arlington Plating Company, we recycle more than 99% of the waste generated during the metal plating process. Whether we’re plating on aluminum, zinc die cast, magnesium or other alloys, there are a wide range of chemicals that are required during the process. When […]

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