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Product Watch // Spring/Summer 2017

It’s the latest rundown of new and noteworthy products being offered by Accessa. Please contact us to find out more about these products and consider how one might be a good fit for your business. Accessa Chemical Solutions HitSol HSCC4355 – Acid-based liquid cleaner/coater iron phosphate concentrate designed for use in metal pretreatment applications. HitSol HSCC4355 will also remove rust from ...
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FAQs on Paint and Temperature Control

Temperature control is a critical aspect of high-quality finishing. Temperature influences how easily the paint pumps, atomizes and flows out. It affects how quickly the coating dries (or cures) and how hard the film becomes. Often the exact temperature at which something in the paint shop happens is less important than the consistency of the temperature. Let’s dig in with our FAQs.   ...
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How to Reduce Dirt Problems

Dirt is one of the most vexing and challenging problems encountered in the paint shop. It never seems to end and is often hard to eliminate. Dirt can come from many sources including some that are not even under the direct control of paint line personnel. What is dirt anyway? Dirt is any visible, objectionable object in or under the paint film. Most people can detect a particle as small ...
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The Consultancy: Fall 2016 Edition

Download the latest issue of The Consultancy, Accessa’s quarterly magazine for customers, business leaders who rely on coatings and chemicals, and industry leaders. Download The Consultancy here. In This Issue: Hold on Tight: Accessa President/Principal Joe Todd shares highlights from an exciting year at Accessa Coatings Solutions and Accessa Chemical Solutions. 2017 Design Trends: Our...
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2017 Design Trends: Coatings and colors for home and office

Every year, Accessa Coatings Solutions rounds up consumer trends in coatings and colors for homes and offices from a range of expert sources. When your customers ask for it, you’ll be ready. Download the free guide to find: Colors of the Year from Sherwin-Williams, Valspar, Glidden and industry trend watchers Home Trends including color and texture themes, what's in what's out, and more...
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Getting Clear on Conversion and Polyurethane Finishes

Manufacturers who use wood coatings have more and more options available to them when it comes to their finishing lines, and the best choice for their business isn’t always clear. Letting just one or two factors determine the direction you go can be hasty, a lesson that rings true when decision makers are considering whether to use a conversion varnish or a polyurethane. To help us take a close...
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Equipping Labs With DataColor

Working toward unparalleled measurement performance By Les Yoder The first shipment of Accessa’s new spectrophotometers from DataColor have arrived at Accessa. DataColor products are designed to ensure accurate formulation of solid color matches and quality control for paints. Having this new equipment allows us to meet our customers’ needs more fully and raise our standard of quality for cust...
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2016 Trends Kitchen & Bath Cabinetry

“Over 90 percent of the consumer’s initial assessment of your product quality is related to its color and appearance, so having the right color and right finish is extremely important.” — Angela Simone, Director of Global Color Marketing, AcromaPro Get this year’s top colors. When consumers ask for it, you’ll be ready. 2016 WOOD TRENDS Trends with OEM customers include minimalist, Europ...
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The Consultancy: October-December, 2015

The Consultancy: October-December, 2015 As we move toward the end of the fourth quarter, 2015 continues to be a strong year of growth for Accessa Coatings Solutions and HIT Solutions. We have outstanding new people on our team, both in sales and operational roles, and the diversification and “bread and butter” account growth we have experienced over the last 6-18 months is a positive trend. ...
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How to Buy Your Next Coating

Whether you are shopping for a new coating, evaluating a coating you have in use or on the brink of ditching your current coating, three factors should be considered: Service and Support (50%) Product Quality (35%) Product Cost (15%) How people measure the importance of each factor is typically how they fail in the decision-making process. Based on my decades of experience in this indus...
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