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Senate Bills Would Require High-Risk Facilities to Implement “Inherently Safer Technologies”
Senator Lautenberg introduced two bills seeking to require certain high-risk facilities to implement measures—including so-called inherently safer technologies —to protect them from terrorist attacks.
Article Published: 4/1/2013
Development of Life Prediction Models for High Strength Steel in a Hydrogen Emitting Environment
Solvent substitution for maintenance and overhaul operations of military systems has been a primary environmental concern for many years. Cadmium replacement in these systems has been targeted for decades. Both of these areas have a common obstacle ...
Article: External Published: 2/13/2013
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...
Article Published: 1/1/2013
Just Peachy in South Carolina as Palmetto Plating thrives on ingenuity, automotives
More than 1 million of them pass through tanks each year at Palmetto, which specializes in anodizing, black oxide, chromate conversion coatings, decorative and hard chrome, electroless nickel, pickling, and passivation.
Article Published: 1/1/2013
nCoP Takes the Hex Out of Chrome Plating
Electrodeposited nanocrystalline cobalt-phosphorus (nCoP) has emerged as a viable environmental alternative to hard chromium coatings for both line-of-sight (LOS) and non-line-of-sight (NLOS) applications. The coatings’ material properties revealed ...
Article Published: 12/1/2012
NASF REPORT: NASF Collaborates with Canadian Finishers
The CASF “Forum” conference in Toronto provided an informative overview of compliance issues and emerging regulatory issues. Also: NASF coordinating with Nickel Institute on nickel salts, metals data.
Article Published: 12/1/2012
Back from the Brink of Finishing Death
Alpha Metal Finishing is celebrating its 36th anniversary and, after battling the ups and downs of sales, coupled with tumultuous management practices and the untimely illness of company founder Bob Wood that almost forced the its extinction, the co...
Article Published: 11/1/2012
DeFelsko Launches Cloud-Based Thickness Gages and Inspection Instruments
New wireless features enable users to synchronize readings with its cloud-based website, download updates with the latest features and functionality, and wirelessly communicate any wireless-connected device.
Article Published: 11/1/2012
Caterpillar Is Back on the Coatings Prowl
Caterpillar has been developing and applying advanced wear coatings to extend the service life and performance of its machine components, whether new or remanufactured, for decades. Now Caterpillar’s advanced wear coatings are available to others th...
Article Published: 11/1/2012
Steamed Over Heating Costs? Try Gas For Your Finishing Shop
The cost of natural gas in the U.S. is at record lows—about where the rates were in the mid-1970s—causing many in the plating industry who need to heat tanks to search for alternative avenues to curtail their rising energy costs.
Article Published: 11/1/2012

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