Aluminium Books 2014/4


Jörg Sander

by EC Coating


The Mission of this new book is to know everything about coil coatings and how they can be used successfully. From the basic principle underlying the coil coatings process to substrate preparation, selection of raw materials, coil coatings line equipment, performance testing and research topics through to standardization.
A noteworthy section of the book looks at application areas involving cans and buildings. It also covers the diverse application procedures and their drying as well as wet spraying, powder coatings, UV-hardening, IR and EB.
The major research findings on functional coatings and nanotechnology are included.
To provide a solid grounding in all the important principles of coil coatings - essential for the successful development of can and coil coatings.
Jörg Sander writes this book for formulators seeking to stay abreast of the last developments in can and coil coatings as well as immersing themselves in the topic, along with experts looking for detailed information about surface preparation, materials, application, standardization and test methods. Anyone involved in the coil coating manufacturing process who needs a full understanding of the relationships involved.

Also available as eBook!



Fundamentals, Testing, and Processing Techniques

Edited by Arthur A. Tracton


Drawn from the third edition of The Coatings Technology Handbook, this book focuses entirely on testing, experimental design, and strategies for selecting processing techniques in the coatings, adhesives, paints, and inks industries. Coatings Technology: Fundamentals, Testing, and Processing Techniques contains the latest coating and processing methods capable of satisfying increasingly precise, application-specific requirements.

The book contains analytical techniques used to elucidate surface chemistry, adhesion, and other physical properties. It also presents practical methods, such as accelerated light stability tests, to compare the resistance of different materials to wear, UV light/fading, and weathering. Subsequent chapters explore the most suitable techniques and the equipment for applying materials to different substrates, depending on material properties, service needs, and substrate types. Considering metal and nonmetal coatings and substrates, the book highlights the most recent advances on ink-jet printing, electrodeposition, vapor/chemical deposition technologies, high-speed dispersion, and other cutting-edge methods.

Coatings Technology: Fundamentals, Testing, and Processing Techniques provides the the necessary information for scientists and engineers to perform testing and determine what materials and processing technique is most suitable for their own applications.


Design of Experiments for Coatings

by Albert Rössler

A new book imparts a comprehensive overview of the statistical approach of Design of Experiments (DoE).

In order to efficiently develop and improve coatings formulations, it is essential to analyse the several factors affecting their properties. For this purpose, Albert Rössler has compiled a comprehensive overview of the statistical approach of design of experiments (DoE), pointing out its effects and benefits for coatings development. Based on real-world applications in coatings formulation, he shows that statistics don’ t have to be that dry and difficult mathematics. Essential for everyone who wants to dive into the topic quickly and start using DoE straight away.



Edited by Luca Tomesani and Lorenzo Donati


The International Conference on Extrusion and Benchmark (ICEB 2011) was held in Bologna, Italy, on October 3–5, 2011.

The conference proceedings contain accepted abstract, full industrial papers and benchmark results from the 2011 edition.

ICEB is a two-in-one event, merging a conference on the "Latest Advances in Extrusion Technology and Simulation" with an industrial worldwide contest: the "FEM codes Benchmark". There is a the strong connection existing between the industrial research and the development of affordable and robust process simulation: no step forward in extrusion technology is possible without a good simulation environment. For this reason these two key aspects are put together in ICEB, which for this reason has become the biggest event in Europe in this field.

The event is divided in two sessions:

— The workshop “Latest Advances In Extrusion Technology and Simulation” focused on the latest advances in the extrusion of light alloys and related simulation issues. The workshop had contributions by industrial researchers and academics from more than 20 countries. Invited papers by leading industries and research centers described the state of the art about ongoing research in Extrusion Technology.

— The 4th Extrusion Benchmark was aimed at exploiting FEM codes capabilities and users' knowledge in the simulation of an industrial extrusion process as it was realized and monitored by the conference organizers. The comparison of the “blind” simulations by the participants with the experimental results should allow users to check if their settings are generally adequate to the problem and software house to verify the sensitivity of their solving methods.

The benchmark should not be considered as a contest. Instead, it is an opportunity to detect, explore and discuss various issues about common simulation practice, with each participant having his/her own particular interest. We hope that these results will be useful for the improvement of the existing simulation skills as well as to contribute to the process optimization research.



by A.W. Brace


This publication attempts the process of Hard Anodizing that has been operated commercially for around 40 years and the applications of hard anodized processes continue to expand in the new and sophisticated high technology industries. However, there has been very little published in the journal of the Technical Societies or the trade processes on the subject of hard anodizing. 

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