The Electroless Nickel conference was started in 1979 to help finishers discover EN, a powerful tool that offers abrasion resistance, corrosion protection, low surface friction and complete coverage of intricate cavities. Since it's inception, the EN conference has been dedicated exclusively to demonstrating how this technology can be utilized by veterans and newcomers alike.
Building on it's hisotoric past but adding new twists, EN 2010 will take place in a new destination, with an updated format and more interaction between attendees and expert presenters.
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Monday, November 8th
8:00am: Registration Opens
9:30am: Continental Breakfast
10:00 – 11:50 am: Conference Morning Sessions: EN Fundamentals
12:00 noon – 1:30pm: Lunch Presentation – State of the Industry
Bill Fields, President, Palm International
1:45 – 4:00pm: Conference Afternoon Sessions: EN Fundamentals
4:00-5:00pm: Panel of Experts with Cocktails and Questions
Tuesday, November 9th
8:00am: Registration Opens
8:30am: Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 11:45am: Business and Environmental Issues
11:00: Keynote Address: The EPA's New Rule Concerning Electroless Nickel
Donna Lee Jones, Ph.D., Senior Technical Advisor, Metals Sector; U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
12noon – 1:30pm Lunch: Roundtables with Industry Experts
1:30 – 5:00pm: Trends and Technologies
5:00pm: Conference Adjourns
5:00 - 7:00: Networking Reception
Click on the conference dates (Monday, Nov 8th and Tuesday, Nov 9th) above for a complete list of sessions, speakers and abstracts!
Special Events at EN 2010
Lunch Presentation: State of the Industry
Bill Fields, Palm International
For our luncheon presentation, Bill Fields will walk us through the current state of the electroless nickel industry. After collecting data from all the major EN vendors, a snapshot of where we are today will be delivered and explained.
Panel of Experts with Cocktails and Questions
In this unique spin on a typical panel discussion and Q&A, we’ll offer cocktails to conference attendees while they can ask any questions related to the topics discussed by our industry experts in the fundamentals program. This is your opportunity to share ideas and collaborate in a fun, relaxed environment
Keynote Address: The EPA's New Rule Concerning Electroless Nickel
Donna Lee Jones, Ph.D., U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
EPA issued national emission standards for control of hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for the plating and polishing area source category on July 1, 2008 (40 CFR, part 63, subpart WWWWWW). This rule went into effect on July 1, 2010, for existing sources. These final emission standards reflect EPA’s determination regarding the generally achievable control technology (GACT) and/or management practices for this area source category. The plating and polishing rule established emission standards in the form of management practices for new and existing plating and polishing tanks, thermal spraying equipment, and mechanical polishing equipment that use or emit compounds of one or more of the following metal toxic air pollutants: cadmium, chromium, lead, manganese, and nickel.
Dr. Jone’s Keynote address will discuss the management practices that need to be implemented to be in compliance of the new rule. Verification of what is and what is not subject to the rule will be discussed and a Q&A period will follow so attendees can fully understand how this new rule will affect their business.
12:00 noon – 1:30pm Lunch: Roundtables with Industry Experts
5:00-7:00 Networking Reception
Mingle with your peers and talk to the experts that you heard speak during your 2 day immersion in the world of Electroless Nickel. This is a great opportunity to ask additional questions, meet other platers and expand your business network.
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