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Aluminum Anodizing and Metal Finishing Innovator, DCHN, to Exhibit at EASTEC 2017

Posted by D-CHN on May 2, 2017

DCHN, a Subsidiary of Katahdin Industries Inc., to Demonstrate a Wider Breadth of Anodizing and Finishing Solutions for OEMs

Woonsocket, RI  (04/02/2017) 

DCHN, LLC will demonstrate its comprehensive range of in-house metal finishing capabilities at New England’s premier manufacturing exposition, EASTEC, in West Springfield, MA, from May 16-18, 2017 (booth # 5645). DCHN is a leader in aluminum anodizing innovation, serving the original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a wide breadth of proprietary finishing solutions, including its revolutionary coating technology, MICRALOX®. MICRALOX® produces a long lasting, virtually indestructible surface that delivers dramatically superior chemical corrosion resistance and eliminates color fading due to super-heated steam, and is an excellent alternative to stainless steel, plastic, and other materials.

Dave DiBiasio, VP of Sales at DCHN states, “DCHN’s investment in R&D, quality control, and processes is testament to the continued growth in demand for MICRALOX®. Coating isn’t all we do. From design considerations, coating, and surface finishing to printing of parts for specific applications—we help manufacturers navigate the whole process. Visit us at booth #5645 and learn more about our full range of in-house anodizing services that can significantly save you time, money, and worry by eliminating the use of multiple suppliers.”

Unlike traditional amorphous hard coat anodizing processes, the MICRALOX® anodizing process addresses the major problem of corrosion and fading in aluminum medical products due to washing, disinfecting, and other common sterilization methods. The FDA identified the need to improve the quality and effectiveness of reprocessing reusable medical devices as one of its top priorities in 2016. DCHN also helps manufacturers implement the Unique Device Identification (UDI) system, required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on medical devices. DCHN's bundled printing services ensure traceability and part identification when using conventional silkscreen printing, laser-marking techniques, or SANFORD PRINT—an embedded and indestructible print below the coating surface.

Tim Cabot, President of DCHN, said, “DCHN has significantly deepened and broadened its in-house R&D activities in its continuous commitment to provide customer-focused anodizing solutions that drive convenience and lower costs for their bottom line. As a finishing partner, we help OEMs realize their final product, focusing on the options that work for their unique specifications. We look forward to connecting with the manufacturing community at the EASTEC show and discussing our expanded capabilities to support products—from prototyping to high-volume commercial manufacturing—all under one roof, delivered per customer specifications.” 

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Aluminum Anodizing Innovator, DCHN, to Exhibit at MD&M West 2017

Posted by D-CHN on January 26, 2017

DCHN, a Subsidiary of Katahdin Industries Inc., to Demonstrate a Wider Breadth of Anodizing and Finishing Solutions for the Medical Device Industry

Woonsocket, RI 01/26/2017

DCHN, LLC will demonstrate its comprehensive range of in-house metal finishing capabilities at the upcoming Medical Design and Manufacturing (MD&M) West show at the Anaheim Convention Center, in California from February 7 - 9, 2017 (booth #2296). DCHN is a leader in aluminum anodizing innovation, serving the global medical device industry with a wide breadth of proprietary finishing solutions. Stop by DCHN's booth and find out about further advances regarding their revolutionary medical device coating technology, MICRALOX®. MICRALOX® produces a long lasting, virtually indestructible surface that delivers dramatically superior chemical corrosion resistance and eliminates color fading due to super-heated steam, and is an excellent alternative to stainless steel, plastic, and other materials.

Dave DiBiasio, Sales Manager at DCHN states, "The company's investment in R&D, quality control, and processes is testament to the continued growth in demand for MICRALOX®. Coating isn't all we do—we help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of medical devices navigate the process. We offer coating, color, surface finishing, and printing—guiding customers on how to pull it all together for their specific applications. Visit us at booth #2296 and learn more about our full range of in-house anodizing services that can significantly save you time, money, and worry by eliminating the use of multiple suppliers."

Unlike traditional amorphous hard coat anodizing processes, the MICRALOX® anodizing process addresses the major problem of corrosion and fading in aluminum medical products due to washing, disinfecting, and other common sterilization methods. The FDA identified the need to improve the quality and effectiveness of reprocessing reusable medical devices as one of its top priorities in 2016. DCHN also helps manufacturers implement the Unique Device Identification (UDI) system, required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on medical devices. DCHN's bundled printing services ensure traceability and part identification when using conventional silkscreen printing, laser-marking techniques, or SANFORD PRINT—an embedded and indestructible print below the coating surface.

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DCHN Exhibits at Design-2-Part (D2P) Marlborough Show

Posted by D-CHN on September 23, 2016

DCHN Brings High-Performance Metal Finishing and Anodic Coating Solutions and Technologies, including, MICRALOX®, to D2P Show

DCHN, LLC will be exhibiting at the Design-2-Part (D2P) show in Marlborough, MA on September 28 and 29, 2016 at booth # 326. As an industry leader in innovative anodizing and fine metal finishing, DCHN will demonstrate its full-service capabilities focused on aluminum anodizing, hard coat, and passivation, among other finishing services. D2P shows are scheduled throughout the year at locations around the U.S. They are the largest design and contract manufacturing events in the country. At the Marlborough, MA show, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) will learn first-hand from DCHN representatives about viable metal finishing solutions and technologies and their applications for reusable aluminum parts that are exposed to corrosive environments.

Attendees can learn about DCHN's streamlined, managed solutions in bundled anodic coating packages that include in-house SANFORDPRINT™ embedded printing, epoxy ink, and laser-marking services.

DCHN representatives will be available to discuss the benefits of MICRALOX®, a patented anodic coating with a microcrystalline barrier that revolutionizes aluminum anodizing. Developed and licensed by Sanford Process Corporation, MICRALOX® (microcrystalline aluminum anodic coating) is designed specifically for applications where conventional and hard coat anodizing fail to protect the finish from corrosion, chemical attack, and steam discoloration. While it retains typical anodic coating properties, such as abrasion resistance, hardness/chip resistance, and dielectric properties, it is extremely stable in harsh environments. It is an ideal finishing solution for challenging applications, such as medical devices, that require periodic cleaning, sterilization, harsh chemicals, detergents, and exposure to corrosive galvanic environments. MICRALOX® protects the aluminum and eliminates the need for chromium seals, plastic coatings, or the use of more expensive metals. MICRALOX® can also be dyed in a range of bright and vibrant colors.

David DiBiasio, sales manager at DCHN said, "There are many factors to consider when designing parts to be anodized, especially when used in high-performance applications in challenging environments. It is critical that OEMs understand the processing parameters, because they impact the time-to-market schedule and overall project cost significantly. The D2P show provides us with a great platform to share our anodizing expertise and exhibit the benefits of MICRALOX® over other anodizing products."

Attendees can register at www.d2p.com/Registration for free admission.

About DCHN, LLC
As the largest aluminum anodizing and hard coater on the East Coast of the United States, DCHN has a broad range of production capabilities, starting at lab testing, to pilot and development, through production. Each production line has a wide variety of capabilities to produce anodic coatings exactly to customers' diverse and challenging specifications. DCHN, a Katahdin company, operates one of the most complete and newest production line capabilities in the country.

DCHN has medical accreditation with ISO-13485:2003 2012, in addition to its continued accreditation for ISO-9001:2008. ISO-13485 represents the requirements that medical device manufacturers must incorporate into its management, engineering, distribution, and quality systems. Receiving ISO-13485 is another example of the on-going investment DCHN has made to better serve its medical customers by meeting their critical supply and quality system needs.

About Katahdin Industries
Katahdin Industries, Inc. (www.katahdin-inc.com) provides high-tolerance coating applications and specialized metal-finishing technology and services to the medical device and industrial markets through platform-focused subsidiaries including DCHN, Sanford Process, Precision Coating, and Precision Coating & Coated Fabrics, Tapes & Belts.

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Sanford Process Awarded Third Patent for MICRALOX Microcrystalline Anodic Coating Technology

Posted by D-CHN on July 6, 2016

Woonsocket, RI -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/05/2016 --Sanford Process Corporation (SPC), a subsidiary of Katahdin Industries, Inc., is pleased to announce that MICRALOX® microcrystalline anodic coating has been granted the third patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in its portfolio (Patent No. 9,260,792 B2) issued on Feb 16, 2016. The title of the patent is "Microcrystalline Anodic Coatings and Related Methods Therefor" with Mike Sung, Jack Tetrault, and Tim Cabot as inventors. The assignee is Sanford Process Corporation. The patent covers a range of claims relating to the methods to produce crystallinity in the anodic coating.

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Dr. Mike Sung Rejoins DCHN Team as Director of Engineering and Sanford Process Team as Director of Innovations, R&D, and Technical Advancement

Posted by Mike Sung on April 12, 2016

Innovative Researcher, Dr. Sung, Brings Over 15 Years of Experience in Anodic Coating, R&D, Chemical Engineering, and Technology Development

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Fine Metal Finisher DCHN to Attend MD&M West 2016 in Anaheim, CA

Posted by Jack Tetrault on January 29, 2016

DCHN, a Subsidiary of Katahdin Industries Inc., to Demonstrate a Wider Breadth of Innovative Anodizing Solutions for the Medical Device Industry

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Jack Tetrault Talks About Revolutionary Anodic Coating Technology, MICRALOX, Drawing Interest from International Aluminum Community

Posted by Jack Tetrault on July 1, 2015

COO/General Manager of DCHN Presented “Anodizing for Medical Applications” at 9th World Congress on Aluminum in Italy

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DCHN Receives ITAR Registration

Posted by Jack Tetrault on May 4, 2015

Woonsocket, RI -- 04/30/2015 -- DCHN LLC, a subsidiary of Katahdin Industries Inc., is pleased to announce that it is now registered under code M35349 with the U.S. Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) pursuant to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) part 122. With its full-service metal finishing capabilities focused on aluminum anodizing, hard-coating, printing, and laser-marking solutions, DCHN is an approved supplier of choice for military and defense-related applications regulated under the U.S. Munitions List (USML). Being ITAR compliant is another example of the on-going investment DCHN has made to better serve military, aerospace, and defense contractors by meeting their critical supply-chain, export/import, and recordkeeping requirements.

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DCHN to Attend EASTEC 2015 in West Springfield, MA

Posted by Jack Tetrault on April 7, 2015

Woonsocket, RI -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/07/2015 -- DCHN, LLC, a Katahdin Industries Inc. company, will be attending the EASTEC Show—New England's Premier Manufacturing Exposition—in West Springfield, MA, at the Eastern States Exposition from May 12-15, 2015 (Booth# 5674). As an industry leader in technical aluminum anodizing, DCHN will demonstrate the exceptional chemical stability and corrosive resistance of MICRALOX®, an innovative anodic coating for aluminum. DCHN will also provide information on their new bundling of coating services that includes in-house SANFORD PRINT—embedded printing, epoxy ink, and laser-marking services.

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DCHN to Attend MD&M West 2015 in Anaheim, California

Posted by Jack Tetrault on February 5, 2015

Fine Metal Finisher and Anodizer, DCHN Offers Full-Service Aluminum Anodizing and Printing Solutions in a Bundled Package

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