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Surface Finishing Mexico Holds Second Show
Mexican Association for Surface Finishing expects 2,000 visitors.
80 Years Helping Finishers
Our readers share how Products Finishing has helped their careers as the magazine celebrates its 80th year covering the finishing industry.
Is Your Electroplating Waste Hazardous?
Some that bears precious metals is, and there are a host of regulations to consider when recycling.
Preventing Soil Contamination is Good Business For Witt Lining Systems
Manufactures flexible PVC liners used for corrosion resistance in process tanks, storage tanks, vats, sumps, pits and containment areas.
New Chromium Electroplating Housekeeping Requirements
Alert for Platers: Your Deadline is March 19, 2013 as EPA finalized the residual risk and technology review for the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for hard and decorative chromium electroplating and chromium anodiz...
More Environmental Cases are Going Criminal
Surface finishers and others operating in industries highly regulated by federal, state and local environmental protection agencies have seen an increase in the number of violations that have escalated from administrative notices of violations and f...
EPA Issues Chromium Air Rule, Despite NASF Meeting With White House Officials
The U.S. EPA signed the final chromium electroplating air rule Aug. 15 after it was finally cleared by the White House; the NASF says it might take the matter to court to overturn the rule.
NASF REPORT: Is EPA Playing Dirty With Chromium Data?
NASF’s Jeff Hannapel and Christian Richter point to major flaws, bad precedent in EPA chromium air rule. NASF leaders have submitted a 100-page package of comments to the EPA in response to the agency’s proposed rule for chromium finishing operation...
EPA One Step Closer to Finalizing New Emission Standards
Attorney and environmental expert Anthony Giuliani explains the EPA's new chromium rules due in 2012, which would amend the existing National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Emissions for hard and decorative chromium electroplating a...
Is Lean and Green Possible in the Finishing World?
Is it possible to be both lean and green in the finishing world? Lean manufacturing says that money spent on resources for any goal other than the creation of value is wasteful and should be eliminated.