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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
Nickel Saved is Nickel Earned
Those in the plating industry are continually working on the development of a process to recover valuable nickel from spent electroless nickel solutions. Now there is a two-stage method to do just that.
Article Published: 2/1/2013
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
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
U.S. EPA Tightens Chromium Air Standards for Coatings
NASF Highlights Weak Rationale to White House
Article Published: 10/1/2012
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
Gas And Oil Platers Are Striking Black Gold in Texas
Houston Plating & Coatings and CEO Bill Howard are reaping the boom in oil and gas industry by running at capacity in its Houston plant, expanding capacity at its Humble plant by 50 percent, and building a new, 80,000-sq-ft plant in Louisiana that w...
Article Published: 8/1/2012

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