The Chemical Coaters Association International, Taylor Mill, Ky., has released a new edition of its training manual "Pretreatment for Industrial Finishing Applications." The coil-bound manual is a guide to surface cleaning and conversion coating methods used in industrial finishing operations.

The manual was re-written to include information about current technology and methods for paint pretreatment. There is also a new chapter, "Advanced Pretreatments," which focuses on the newest technologies.

At 122 pages, the manual contains the following chapters: Introduction, Cleaning, Phosphating, Advanced Pretreatments, Rinsing, Substrates, Washer Design, Maintenance and Control, Performance, Waste Treatment and Troubleshooting.

The manual is $39 for CCAI members and $49 for non-members, plus shipping and handling. To order the manual, go to and click on "Education" in the left-hand column.