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Arlington Plating Company Receives Fiat Chrysler Nickel-Chrome Plating on Steel Substrates Approval

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, September 4, 2019 – Arlington Plating Company has received Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) approval to nickel-chrome plate steel substrate parts. Meeting FCA specification PS-50019 for “Nickel-Chrome Electroplating of Steel Substrates,” parts to be plated include bumpers, tow hooks, running boards, and exhaust tips.

In addition to this most recent steel substrate […]

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Black Chromium Finishing: Beauty and the Beast

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, July 23, 2019 – APC’s President, Richard Macary, and Director of Quality and Operations Manager, Dishant Tailor, kicked off the SUR/FIN 2019 technical conference with their paper, “Black Chrome Finishing – Beauty and the Beast,” held on June 3. 2019 at the Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, Illinois. This very first paper […]

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Arlington Plating Company Earns GM Galvano Silver on Zinc Die Cast Approval

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, June 10, 2019 – Arlington Plating Company has received General Motors approval to nickel-chrome plate the automotive leader’s distinctive GALVANO SILVER finish on zinc die cast. Meeting GMW14672 Class C specification, APC’s decorative nickel-chrome will be featured on 2020 Corvette GT2 seat belt components to debut later this year.

APC’s high-performance nickel-chrome […]

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Arlington Plating Company Receives DecoKlad Applicator License

Richard Macary, President of Arlington Plating Company (right), receives the DecoKlad license from Elliott Linton of MacDermid Enthone.

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, February 26, 2019 – Arlington Plating Company was recently honored with a DecoKlad nickel chrome license from MacDermid Enthone. Currently, APC is just the second DecoKlad applicator in the United States and one of […]

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Arlington Plating Company Launches Hardcoat Aluminum Anodizing

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, October 29, 2018 – Arlington Plating Company is proud to announce the expansion of its aluminum anodizing operations to now include hardcoat parts processing that meets MIL-A-8625 Type III, Class 1 and 2 standards.

The fully automated, 5,000 sq. ft. line produces conventional and hardcoat anodizing with high pH sealants and organic […]

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Dishant Tailor a “40 Under 40” Products Finishing Honoree

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, July 5, 2018 – Dishant Tailor, APC’s Director of Quality, has been named a  “40 under 40 Future Leader of Surface Finishing” by Products Finishing Magazine.
Tailor joined APC in 2015 as a process engineer and immediately demonstrated a practical and methodical approach to problem-solving and continuous improvement. With a laser focus on nickel chrome plating and the functional […]

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Arlington Plating Company Receives ISO 9001: 2015 Certification

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, June 27, 2018 – Arlington Plating Company (APC) is proud to announce it has received certification to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS). NSF International conducted the independent, third party certification and issued Certificate Number C0264287-IS3. APC completed the registration process with zero infractions. In essence, a perfect score.

ISO 9001:2015 […]

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Arlington’s April Newsletter Published

PALATINE, Illinois, USA, April 13, 2018 — It’s been a momentous month since the last issue of the APC newsletter. As the company’s aluminum anodizing continues to gain accolades and orders, APC continues to create customer value through its patented, decorative magnesium plating process and automotive chrome expertise.

Our latest newsletter features:

Bright Dip Gold Anodizing: […]

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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 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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