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Additives for zinc plating are Columbia Chemical's business. Since the company's formation in 1975, they have been specializing in developing high quality zinc plating processes and additives. Today, as the pacesetter in the zinc and zinc-alloy plating industry, Columbia Chemical offers a complete line of proprietary products from pre-plate to post-plateā€¦ from cleaners & acid inhibitors to brighteners to chromates, topcoats and finishing aids. The products a zinc plater needs to produce zinc and zinc-alloy finishes of unmatched quality. Because they are the zinc plating experts.

Columbia's history of quality stems from innovative research and stringent testing and control standards. Columbia Chemical is ISO 9001:2000 approved. What began on the second floor of a former Cleveland textile mill, is now headquartered in a state-of-the-art 44,000 square-foot facility in Brunswick, Ohio. Columbia’s service includes fast delivery of the quality products you need, packaged in the quantities you prefer, all combined with the technical support you deserve.

Aided by a well-developed distribution channel including a seasoned direct sales force, distribution partners and licensees, Columbia Chemical products are available throughout the world.

Columbia Chemical’s research and technical specialists are expert at providing solutions for zinc and zinc alloy plating, meeting the latest requirements for corrosion resistance and environmental compliance. In their 35-year history, many of Columbia Chemical's zinc finishing processes have become industry standards, including COLDIP® chromate conversion coatings, COLZINC® & EXCEL® alkaline zinc, COLSID® & EXTREME® acid chloride zinc, COLLOY zinc-alloys, and SpectraMATE® and TRIVECTA® trivalent chromates.

If zinc plating is your business, you've come to the right place!


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Zinc Metal Build-up and the Effect of Anode Area in Acid Chloride Zinc Plating Baths ... Myth Vs. Truth (.pdf) (Industrial Coatings and Sealants) This paper examines the role and behavior of zinc metal in the two main types of commercial zinc plating baths. Written by Jeff Grodecki, Technical Manager, Columbia Chemical Corporation... (View Full Article)