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The February dinner meeting of the Chicago Midwest Chapter of the NASF will feature FBI Special Agent Kenneth “K.C.” Bixby discussing “Cyber Theft/Protecting Your Cyber World.” The meeting, which includes the Mid-West Fastener Association, will be at 6 p.m. on February 22, at Belvedere Banquets, 1170 W. Devon Ave., in Elk Grove Village, Illinois.

From the Chicago NASF:

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The PaintExpo trade fair for industrial coating technology will take place April 17-20 at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre in Germany, and indications are that it will be bigger and better than 2016’s event. 

“Renowned companies who haven’t previously exhibited have also registered for the upcoming PaintExpo,” reports Jürgen Haußmann, managing director of event promoter FairFair GmbH. “Thus it’s already plainly apparent today that we’ll present the visitors with the world’s most up-to-date and comprehensive offerings for industrial coating technology, and thus for dealing with the challenges they’re faced with.” 

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Two research scientists from Chemeon Surface Technology will deliver talks at the upcoming Florida Finishers Corp. Mid-Winter Conference and Exposition, February 7-8, at the St. Petersburg Marriott in Clearwater, Florida.

Catherine Munson, Ph.D., will present “Chemeon TCP as a Room Temperature Seal for Anodized Aluminum” at 4 p.m. on February 7, and Sjon Westre, Ph.D., will present “Current Density Anodizing and the 720 Rule” at 11 a.m. on February 8.

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Registration is open for the Society of Vacuum Coaters TechCon 2018, to be held May 5-10, in Orlando, Florida. The topic of this year’s symposium is Multi-Functional Thin Films – The Tailoring of Interfaces. 

The event is comprised of an education program, a technical program and vendor exhibits. Each day will start with a keynote presentation highlighting how accomplishments in the vacuum coating industry enable the performance of almost all modern products and technologies.

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17. January 2018

Michigan Bill Targets PFAS

The Michigan House of Representatives recently passed Bill 4320, which provides a $23.2 million allocatin for testing, monitoring and technical assistance at more than a dozen sites across Michigan where per- and polyfouorakyl substances (PFAS) have been found in groundwater, including at Camp Grayling. These chemicals are sometimes used in metal finishing.

“These funds are critically important for our community,” says State Representative Daire Rendon of Lake City. “The money will be used to help determine the extent of PFAS contamination in and around Camp Grayling, aid in remediation efforts and help families affected by PFAS by increasing health services through county health departments.”

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