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Advanced Finishing Technologies Pilots Closed-Loop Vacuum Evaporation System

Advanced Finishing Technologies (AFT) in Corunna, Ontario, installed a custom-designed chrome reclamation system in October 2019 that has minimized its water and chemical consumption, and waste effluent.

It’s a closed-loop, vacuum evaporation system based on units already in use in Europe. “Where everything is a little more stringent,” says Max Wiener, president/owner of RoboBuff Inc. in Port Huron, Michigan, and Advanced Finishing Technologies in Corunna, Ontario.

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NASF Update on EPA Enforcement Discretion Policy for Coronavirus Pandemic


On March 26, 2020 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a policy memorandum indicating that it will exercise enforcement discretion for any non-compliance that may result from the COVID-19 pandemic, provided that regulated entities take the steps that are set forth in the policy. 

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CCAI Finishing Conference at FABTECH 2020 Accepting Abstract Submissions

Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) is accepting submissions for its FINISHING Conference at FABTECH 2020, scheduled for November 18-20, 2020 in Las Vegas. CCAI is soliciting technical and informative presentations that span industrial finishing topics as well as new and/or emerging technologies.

The FINISHING track will cover innovative concepts, interactive sessions and relevant technical information. As you prepare your abstract consider using the following elements to bring the audience into the session:

The submission deadline is April 3, 2020. Click here to submit an abstract.

Questions may be directed to Kelly LeCount,, 859-356-1030.

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Organic Dyes and Pigments (ORCO) hired Vince Hankins as vice president of sales, responsible for all of ORCO’s sales and marketing management. 

Hankins has over 30 years of sales and business management experience with Unifi, Glen Raven Custom Fabrics and, most recently, Kaltex America. He earned a bachelor’s degree in textile chemistry from North Carolina State University.

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CCAI Postpones Women in Finishing FORUM


As a result of the impact of the COVID-19 (or coronavirus) pandemic, the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI, Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) has postponed the 2020 Women in Finishing FORUM. The event has been rescheduled for April 28-30, 2021 and will be held at the Embassy Suites South Bend at Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. 

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