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The NASF 1000: Finishing Industry Leaders Support NASF Public Policy Agenda
The NASF recently launched the NASF 1000 initiative to provide sustaining support for the finishing industry’s public policy advocacy and government relations activities.
Article Published: 4/1/2013
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
Non-chromated Conversion Coating for Magnesium Alloys and Zinc-Nickel Plated Steel
A novel hexavalent chromate-free conversion coating was developed to improve anti-corrosion and adhesive-bonding characteristics of the magnesium alloys and zinc-nickel (Zn-Ni) plated steel substrates. The corrosion behavior of the coated and uncoat...
Article: External Published: 11/13/2012
Plating Bath Parameters Affecting the Performance of Zinc-Nickel Alloys for Post-Plate Fabrication
In recent years, the demand for increased corrosion protection of ferrous substrates has significantly increased. Zinc-nickel alloy plating systems are being chosen to meet this need. Often these component parts are subjected to post-plate forming a...
Article: External 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

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