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Former Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge will greet attendees and deliver remarks at NASF’s Washington Forum’s evening reception, Monday, April 15.

During his tenure at the Department of Homeland Security, Secretary Ridge worked with 180,000-plus employees from 22 government agencies to create an entity that facilitated the flow of people and goods; instituted layered security at air, land and seaports; developed a unified national response and recovery plan; protected critical infrastructure; and improved information sharing worldwide.

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On Wednesday, April 3, to Thursday, April 4, the 2019 Parts Cleaning Conference, held in conjunction with PMTS 2019, in Cleveland, Ohio, will present the Trends and Technology session, where industry professionals will present on such topics as CO2-based technologies, Industry 4.0 in parts cleaning, switching to fluorinated solvents and much more.

Beginning on April 3 at 12:30 p.m., registered attendees will learn more about emerging technologies in aqueous cleaning from Chris Berger at Calvary Industries. Another presentation from Nelson Sorbo, Ph.D., Cool Clean Technologies LLC, will summarize the key CO2-based technologies to this environmentally friendly dry method of cleaning, cooling and extraction challenges. Next, André Lohse at Sita Messtechnik GmbH will present “Cleanliness Inspection within Seconds: Monitor, Understand and Improve your Cleaning.” The last presentation of the day will be from Gerhard Koblenzer at LPW Reinigungssysteme GmbH. He will talk about the capabilities and limitations of ultrasonic cleaning and the opportunities of the cyclic nucleation process.

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Nordson Corporation completed its first Spanish language Powder Coating Basics Workshop for customers in February at its Amherst, Ohio, facility.

The two-day course provided 35 people with an intensive introductory seminar on powder-coating materials, their application, troubleshooting and maintenance.

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Here is your top news from the finishing world for the week of March 13, including:

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National Surface Finishing Day was celebrated March 6 in shops and facilities across North America.

Products Finishing partnered with finishing operations in the U.S. to showcase the industry to local trade schools, businesses, officials and media, as well as to celebrate employees.

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