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Happy Aluminum Anodizing Anniversary to Us!

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, January 23, 2018 — It was exactly one year ago today that APC proudly announced the opening of our fully automated aluminum anodizing operation.

Today, the General Motors-approved line continues to produce MIL-A-8625 Type II (sulfuric) anodized parts up to 100″ in length with color match options that enable new designs, enhance […]

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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 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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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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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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Black Chrome Plating – Suited up for Style

Decorative Chrome – The Bold Beauty of Black Chrome Plating
At Arlington Plating we offer many shades of chrome, including tonal variations of Onyx, Starlite, Twilite, and more. We have the perfect shade of decorative chrome to meet any customer’s specific plating requirements, including the ultra-stylish black chrome plating!

Honing our process over the past 70 […]

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Exterior Automotive Chrome Plating Process

Commercial Plating Services Utilizing Nickel Quad Plating System
When it comes to the exterior automotive chrome plating  process make sure the company you choose for your commercial plating services employs a Quad Plating System.

Exterior automotive chrome plating has 2 main requirements: It has to look good and it has to last a long time.

In the exterior […]

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5 Electroplating Questions that are Key in Determining the Right Finish

Your Electroplating Guide to Proper Material Selection
When it comes to determining the right finish for your product/application, there are 5 electroplating questions that are key to consider when selecting a metal plating material.

Our electroplating guide below highlights the most important questions to consider when selecting the right electroplating finish for your product/application, specifications, environmental […]

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