The April Issue of Products Finishing puts a focus on environmental concerns.
NASF has released a Policy Update for April summarizing some of the pertinent regulatory developments and new announcements from recent days.
OSHA launched a new National Emphasis Program to protect high-risk workers from COVID-19 hazards. The program prioritizes employers that retaliate against workers who complain about unsafe or unhealthful conditions.
NASF has released a Policy Update for March summarizing some of the pertinent regulatory developments and new announcements from recent days.
OSHA recently issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to amend and update the agency’s Hazard Communication Standard.
OSHA Takes First Step to Strengthen Federal COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines in 2021.
Dutch paint company AkzoNobel will acquire Spanish company Industrias Titan's decorative paints business, pending regulatory approvals expected by Q1 2021.
Examining types of antimicrobial coatings from efficacy to regulatory considerations, with input from same major players in the industry.
Managing Editor, Products Finishing
The Ecoposit 95X high-throw, low-stress copper meets chrome-free regulation standards.
The largest parts cleaning trade show in the world, parts2clean offers a peek into the future of U.S. parts cleaning regulations and technology in a travel-friendly part of the world.
Columbia Chemical and Products Finishing will host a free webinar on October 18 that will address regulations, process differences, conversion details, cost factors and benefits.
California’s EME Inc. and its owner both have thrived, despite regulatory challenges.
This presentation is the 52nd William Blum Lecture, presented at SUR/FIN 2015 in Rosemont, Illinois on June 8, 2015. In this lecture, Dr. Hudson Bates discusses the nickel research in his group at the Nickel Producers Environmental Research Association (NiPERA), which impact occupational health and environmental issues for nickel. This includes nano-particulates, toxicity of mixtures, ambient air effects, and providing good science in regulatory matters.
Continued tightening of regulations on hexavalent chromium used in decorative plating have caused an increased interest from OEMs in the performance of trivalent chromium plating regarding extended outdoor corrosion and accelerated corrosion performance tests. This article reports on corrosion testing results of trivalent chromium deposits with various thickness levels of chromium and various STEP values of the underlying nickel deposits.
In July of this year, our NASF Report featured a major success for the surface finishing industry, the results of a 2014-2016 study of wastewater discharged to the POTWs in Milwaukee. What follows here is the story going back 30 years, when an initial study of Milwaukee metal finishers’ discharge to the POTWs dramatically refuted the negative image portrayed by others. It’s only gotten better since.
"I implore our new administration in Washington to take the lead and bring good sense and reason back into the regulatory process."
Regulatory Alert: California Targeting Finishing Air Emissions Below Nanogram Levels
Annual NASF Washington Forum is to get the latest info on important legislative and regulatory matters.
An essential NASF conference to get the latest on important legislative and regulatory matters.
NASF and its foundation partner with National Center for Manufacturing Science to better coordinate regulatory and ethical guidance for finishers.
Agency requesting the Office of Management to review its proposed regulatory determinations for two types of PFAS.
Attorney, Butler Snow
The brief summary below the EU’s regulation on REACH became law in June 2007 and created new obligations to manufacture, import or use new and existing chemicals in the EU.
The new revisions state that the recycling of secondary materials can occur only if specific regulatory requirements are met.
Agency releases its preliminary 2014 effluent guidelines program; wastewater from the metal finishing industry is just one of the areas that will be subject to more regulation in the upcoming year.
When RoHS lead-free regulations began to take hold globally, tin and its alloys were the first choice as alternatives to eutectic tin/lead. On the solder side, the transition to using these alternatives has moved forward, but on the surface finish side, replacing tin/lead has posed greater challenges. This paper discusses two approaches to dissipating the internal stresses in and external stresses on the deposit that are known to initiate whisker formation.
Manufacturer A-dec chooses MecWash aqueous parts washing systems.