NASF participated in the recent NADCAP meeting in Pittsburgh in a special session on the impacts of the European Union's chemicals and metals regulatory framework on the U.S. supply chain for aerospace and automotive.
The panel of presenters to NADCAP's chemical processing group included Paul Hogben, Boeing, NASF Board member Dr.Keith Legg, Rowan Technology, and Jeff Hannapel, NASF / The Policy Group. All three presented on the requirements of the EU's REACH legislation, its impacts on the finishing supply chain in the U.S. and globally, and the status of the availability of alternative technologies for chemical processes that may be restricted by REACH.
The presentations were enthusiastically received by the audience and provided many NADCAP members with their first exposure to the requirements of REACH and its implications for the aerospace supply chain. A special thanks to John Koenig of Boeing and NASF Board Member Jerry Wahlin of AAA Plating and Inspection for organizing the session.
At least six NASF Board Members had company representatives at the NADCAP meeting. More information regarding the session and the presentations can be accessed at:
NADCAP is a worldwide cooperative program designed to manage a cost-effective approach to special processes and products and provide continual improvement within the aerospace and automotive industries. Several NASF members and their customers are NADCAP members.
If you have any question or would like more information about the Nadcap meeting or the impact of REACH requirements on the surface finishing industry, contact Jeff Hannapel at firstname.lastname@example.org.