National Association for Surface Finishing

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Washington, DC 20005 US


As Seen In Products Finishing

NASF Report June 2016: EPA—Zicronization is Covered by Metal Finishing ELG
The agency says that wastewater generated by the zirconium oxide process is subject to the Metal Finishing Effluent Limitation Guidelines.

NASF Report May 2016: The Surface Technology Environmental Resource Center
NASF and its foundation partner with National Center for Manufacturing Science to better coordinate regulatory and ethical guidance for finishers.

Jeff Hannapel

NASF Joins Over 100 Industry Associations to Support Federal TSCA Reform
AAI is a coalition that includes a range of chemical manufacturers, processors and distributors, as well as downstream users in the value chain.

Christian Richter

NASF: EPA Releases More Stringent Definition of Solid Waste Regulation
The new revisions state that the recycling of secondary materials can occur only if specific regulatory requirements are met.

Navy Seal to Headline NASF Mid-West Seminar
Robert O’Neill, a team leader on the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, will be the featured speaker at the NASF Mid-West Seminar, June 26-28, at Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs, Michigan, an event sponsored by the NASF Michigan Chapter.

Navy Seal Robert O'Neill Headlines NASF Mid-West Seminar in Michigan June 26-28
Team Leader on the Naval Special Warfare Development Group will be the featured speaker at Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs, Michigan, an event sponsored by the NASF Michigan Chapter.

NASF Washington Forum Covers Upcoming Rules, Regulations
Platers hear about new regulations, upcoming rules and visit with their Congressional representatives on Capital Hill.

NASF: OSHA Proposes New Workplace Exposure Standard for Respirable Crystalline Silica
Proposed rule would establish a new PEL of 50 μg/m3 with an action level 25 μg/m3 calculated as an eight-hour time-weighted average for general industry, half of the current standard

NASF: OSHA’s GHS HazCom Rule
OSHA’s implementation of the Globally Harmonized System deadline for the first round of regulations fell on Dec. 1, 2013.


Industry Groups Challenge European REACH on Chromium Trioxide
challenge alleges that the commission erred in its assessment of chromium trioxide for authorization and failed to provide an exemption for the continued use of it and other related compounds in the surface coatings industry.

NASF SUR/FIN Manufacturing & Technology Tradeshow & Conference Selects New Cleveland Convention Center
The conference is expected to welcome more than 1,200 convention attendees to Cleveland for an intense, three-day conference that includes industry speakers, tradeshow displays and social events.


Nominating Committee Seeks Industry Input on NASF Board
The NASF Nominating Committee is in the process of identifying candidates for the NASF Board of Directors elections to be held in November 2013. Committee is charged with identifying candidates that represent the broad membership of the NASF.

Wayne State Engineering Professor Wins NASF Award
Yinlun Huang awarded the 2013 National Association for Surface Finishing’s Scientific Achievement Award.

Nickel Regulation and NASF Action
The NASF continues to work closely on advocacy efforts to ensure that U.S. and global regulatory bodies make responsible and scientifically-informed decisions on materials uses for a range of coatings processes.

NASF SUR/FIN to Host Global Manufacturing Panel
Panel will include manufacturing experts from the United Kingdom, Singapore, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, China and Canada.

SUR/FIN Preview: Old School, Chicago Style
As we head to the Windy City for NASF’s SUR/FIN 2013, let’s take a look at some of the oldest continuous plating operations in Chicagoland.

Finishers Descend on Washington
The Washington Forum, held by the National Association for Surface Finishing, and held at the Ritz Carlton, Pentagon City, was a resounding success.

European Commission Issues Roadmap for Targeting Chemicals, Metals
55 substances per year will be risk-assessed, but the mid-term objective is to assess 80 substances by the end of 2014.

OSHA Review of Workplace Chemicals Standards
As part of its regulatory review effort, OSHA is developing a Request for Information seeking input to help identify ways to address occupational exposure to chemicals.

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