Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing

 November 2, 2021

CFCM MessageFromEditor2 400Alyssa Kerslake has taken over as Managing Editor of Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing magazine. She has a bachelor's degree in English Language and Literature from Brock University and was also in the Publishing program at Centennial College, from which she graduated with high honours.

Earlier this year, Alyssa joined Kerrwil Publishing, the parent company of Wilkinson Media, as an assistant editor. She has since been working on its publications for the electrical industry and also on Canadian Yachting. 

"One of my key goals with CFCM is to enhance its online presence," she says. "We've offered online information for a number of years, but I see opportunities with our bi-weekly digest, The Finish Line, as well as other online products we're developing.

"I'm also looking forward to meeting more people from the paint, coatings and plating industries, to learn how they're coping with a changing market, and what their plans are for the future."

Former Editor and current Senior Editor, Edward Mason, said: "I'm very happy to see someone with Alyssa's enthusiasm and her fresh approach take over the editorial direction of CFCM. I think we can look forward to some interesting changes in how the publication serves its readership in the various market sectors."

"We are hoping to reach Canadian finishers and coaters through a more integrated suite of print and digital media, building on the success of our print publication." Kerslake declares in her editor's message.  

"On the first and third Tuesdays of each month, expect the latest finishing and coatings news, expert analysis, and updates to appear in your inbox. If you miss an issue, digital digests will be archived on  

Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing wants to keep our readership connected and informed about what is going on in the industry. Please feel free to contact us if you have a story or area of expertise you would like to contribute. E-mail me at 

It also means that advertisers have a lot of options for reaching out to this audience and market. To learn more about how we may assist you, contact Gillian Thomas at 

We hope you enjoy all of the new features; please share your thoughts with us!"

Feature Video: DeVilbiss TEKNA Gun Flexes on Muscle Car Show

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Carlisle Fluid Technologies’ DeVilbiss TEKNA spray gun was recently featured on an episode of Detroit Muscle on Power Nation TV to bring a 1973 AMC Javelin back to life. Featuring a high finish quality and operator ergonomics, The TEKNA gun’s high transfer efficiency provides materials savings for solvent or waterbase paints.

The spray gun technology, which has been used in automotive refinishing processes for many years, is designed to spray all types of materials and comes with high efficiency or HVLP air caps that produce large spray patterns with even material distribution.


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CFCM slingpsychrometer 400Paul N. Gardner USA, global distributors, producers, and designers of quality physical and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings, and related industries, has introduced a new offering: The compact, portable Sling Psychrometer.

As an easy way to measure relative humidity levels quickly, this uniquely compact Bacharach Sling Psychrometer accurately determines per cent relative humidity without the necessity of consulting complex tables. There is no need to wet the wick each time a reading is taken, and it contains a slide rule calculator which correlates wet and dry bulb thermometer indications for direct reading of relative humidity. When not in use, the thermometer case telescopes into the handle for protection.

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