September 24, 2013

Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center

366 Main St
Sturbridge, MA 01566
Tel: 978-934-3144 Fax: 978-934-3050

Paul YaroschakThe Aerospace and Defense industry requires that all parts used in the products they manufacture and use be highly reliable under extreme conditions and over long periods of time. To do this, the supply chain for this industry adheres to very specific process requirements. Many of the processes employed have traditionally relied on the use of toxic heavy metals, including hexavalent chromium and cadmium, to meet the stringent industry specifications. Both hexavalent chromium and cadmium have been designated as highly hazardous substances in Massachusetts because of their known high toxicity to humans and the environment.This conference is for representatives from across the aerospace/defense industry supply chain, from OEMs to solution formulators to metal finishers, and will deliver useful information about challenges facing the industry and solutions that are emerging.  Our keynote speaker, Paul Yaroschak (right), Deputy for Chemical and Material Risk Management at the Office of the Secretary of Defense, will discuss initiatives at the DoD to promote and adopt sustainable chemicals and materials for defense application.

Join us on September 24, 2013, from 8:30 to 5:00, at the Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center in Sturbridge, MA. A sponsored networking reception will occur immediately following the conference.

Cost for the day is $200 for professionals employed at companies that file under TURA and $250 for all others. Certified TUR Planners can receive 6 credits, which may be submitted to DEP for recertification. You may attend either the morning or afternoon session alone, including lunch, for $125 (3 credits for TUR Planners).

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Registration Deadline

The registration deadline is September 17, 2013. Seating is limited and registrations will be accepted on a first come/first served basis.  Attendance will be tracked to ensure that planners receive a certificate of completion for sessions attendees.  Make checks out to UMass Lowell.


Cancellations must be received by September 17, 2013. Cancellations by this date will receive a credit for the registration that may be used for a future training.  There will be no credit given for cancellations after September 17, 2013.  Fax cancellations to (978) 934-3050 or email Brenda Wilson at

If you have any questions or special needs contact Anne Basanese at 978-934-3144 or



September 24, 2013, Sturbridge Host and Conference Center, Sturbridge MA






8:30 – 9:00



Morning Session

9:00 – 12:00 with break

Focus on the European Union’s REACH directive and its implications for the Aerospace/Defense supply chain

Chris Robertson, Head of Regulatory Compliance at ERA Technology Ltd, United Kingdom


12:00 – 1:00

Lunch provided at the Center

Afternoon Sessions

1:00 – 1:30

Keynote AddressInitiatives to Promote and Adopt Sustainable Chemicals and Materials for Defense Applications


Paul Yaroschak, DoD, Deputy for Chemical and Material Risk Management, Office of the Secretary of Defense

1:30 – 2:30

Technical Panel Discussion - Conversion Coatings: Hex Chromium and Emerging Safer Alternatives


Representatives from Lockheed Martin, Luster-On Products and Valley Plating

2:30 – 2:45


2:45 – 3:10

Emerging Safer Alternatives for Chromate Conversion Coatings and Primers


Dr. Bill Fahrenholz, Missouri University of Science and Technology

3:10 – 3:30

Aerospace/Defense Industry Collaborative Research – Finding safer solutions to hex chromium  for sealant applications


Dr. Gregory Morose, University of Massachusetts Lowell, TURI

3:30 – 4:30

Technical Panel Discussion - Cadmium/Nickel Plating and Emerging Safer Alternatives

Representatives from Raytheon, MacDermid Industrial Solutions, local job shop representative

4:30 – 5:00

Wrap and Next Steps

Reception/ Networking

5:00 – 6:30

Reception and networking session at the conference facility with light refreshments (Sponsored by Products Finishing Magazine)




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