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EN-Boron Coatings Take Shine Off Hard Chrome
In the search for the “next best thing,” some platers are turning to an electroless nickel bath with boron, often with remarkable success and outstanding results. Thus, the reintroduction of NiB as a cost-effective Chrome replacement.
Article Published: 10/1/2012
Medical Coatings Can be the Cure for Plating Shops
Medical Coatings Help Artistic Plating in Milwaukee Focus on the Future, and the transformation has also coincided with the emergence of John Lindstedt’s son, Matt, as the future leader of the company.
Article Published: 9/1/2012
NASF REPORT: SUR/FIN 2012 Excels in Las Vegas
This year’s NASF conference in Las Vegas was said by many to be the “best SUR/FIN” they attended in some time.
Article Published: 8/1/2012
Road Trip! ... to SUR/FIN Las Vegas!
As the NASF SUR/FIN show gets ready to open in a few weeks in Las Vegas, Products Finishing magazine decided to take a ‘Virtual Road Trip’ across the U.S. to surveys job shops and platers to get a 'State of Finishing' status. It seems business is g...
Article Published: 6/1/2012
Aerospace Drives More Calls for Non-Chrome Passivate Finishes
More finishers are warming up to using non-chrome passivation as a way to satisfy customers who don’t want to use hexavalent chromium for corrosion treatment.
Article Published: 5/1/2012
NEWS: Water Company Finds Source of Hex Chrome: Itself
The Louisville Water Co., which serves about 850,000 residents with water in the Kentucky region, found the source of its hexavalent chromium issues: its own equipment.
Article Published: 2/1/2012
A Pulse/Pulse Reverse Electrolytic Approach to Electropolishing and Through-Mask Electroetching
Research at the authors’ laboratories has focused on pulse/pulse reverse electrolysis on cathodic processes, such as hard chromium plating from non-hexavalent chemistries. This papers describes studies into pulse/pulse reverse electrolysis as appli...
Article: External Published: 9/26/2011
Development of Ni-Based High Wear Resistance Composite Coatings
Hard chromium replacements have been actively sought for decades. In this, the Final Report for the AESF Foundation’s first Research Project since the formation of the NASF, the authors present the results of their extensive research into novel pla...
Article: External Published: 8/31/2011
Wheel Exchange Program Taking Off for Coaters
Jaguar, BMW, Mercedes in the program.
Article Published: 8/1/2011
EPA may require “financial assurances” in plating industry
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is currently mulling what industries to invoke new clean-up rules as part of the Comprehensive Environmental Recovery and Liability Act.
Article Published: 5/1/2011

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