Yearly Archives: 2017

Arlington Plating Publishes Material Selection Guide

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, November 28, 2017 – Arlington Plating Company has published an online electroplating guide that addresses the 5 most important areas to consider when selecting the right electroplating finish, including:

Environmental Conditions
Technical Requirements
Industry Type

Whether electroplating motorcycle, automotive or electronic components, determining the right finish for your product/application is […]

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Arlington Plating to Present Anodizing Success at FABTECH 2017

Richard Macary, President of Arlington Plating Company will be presenting, “Automated Aluminum Anodizing for Exterior Automotive Applications,” at FABTECH 2017 to be held at McCormick Place, Chicago.

Session C41: Plating and Anodizing Industry Success Stories
Room: 405A
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

The presentation will review the planning for the new, fully-automated anodizing line, including […]

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Arlington Plating Company Publishes Automotive OEM Decorative Coatings Guide


PALATINE, Illinois, USA, August 28, 2017 – Arlington Plating Company (APC) recently published an online automotive decorative coatings selector guide. The interactive guide instantly provides OEM specifications to plate high performance, corrosion resistant chrome, nickel-chrome and copper-nickel-chrome finishes.

With the support of the company’s specialty chemicals provider, MacDermid Enthone, APC vetted all major automotive OEM […]

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Arlington Plating Company Featured in Light Metal Age

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, August 15, 2017 – Arlington Plating Company (APC) is featured  in the August issue of Light Metal Age Magazine. The full-length article includes exclusive interviews with Arlington Plating Company’s management team and includes:

New Aluminum Anodizing Line
New Laboratory Testing Capabilities
Company Profile: From Inception to ESOP
APC’s commitment to Enabling Manufacturing & Technology Solutions

Light Metal Age has […]

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Arlington Plating Receives Top Shop Honors for Best HR/Training

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, August 1, 2017 –Arlington Plating has received 2017 TOP SHOP HONORS for Training/HR. To quote the Products Finishing magazine benchmarking survey, “Great finishing shops stand out in terms of how they treat their employees, as well as the formal training each full-time employee receives annually.”

Arlington Plating Company was recognized for its […]

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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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