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.
The Ecoposit 95X high-throw, low-stress copper meets chrome-free regulation standards.
Agency requesting the Office of Management to review its proposed regulatory determinations for two types of PFAS.
REACH regulations require companies to provide information on the hazards, risks and safe use of chemical substances that they manufacture or import.
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.
NASF’s Jeff Hannapel opens the event with a Regulatory Update take at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, January 24.
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.
The event will provide an in-depth overview of the latest changes in government regulations that are affecting nPB/TCE/HFCs chemistry users in manufacturing facilities across the United States.
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."
The seminar focused on solvent regulatory changes affecting the industry, and the solvent-based materials currently available to meet cleaning and environmental needs today and in the future.
Annual NASF Washington Forum is to get the latest info on important legislative and regulatory matters.
U.S. chemical companies can benefit from compliance with the European regulation.
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.
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.
Jeff Hannapel from The Policy Group and the NASF national office spoke on the hot button regulatory issues facing the industry.
The new revisions state that the recycling of secondary materials can occur only if specific regulatory requirements are met.
Regulatory Alert: California Targeting Finishing
Air Emissions Below Nanogram Levels
Government Affairs, National Association For Surface Finishing
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.
Some that bears precious metals is, and there are a host of regulations to consider when recycling.
Platers hear about new regulations, upcoming rules and visit with their Congressional representatives on Capital Hill.
A safety program goes a long way to reduce accidents, worker complaints and violations, and to comply with OSHA regulations—all of which should lead to a reduced need for OSHA to inspect your facility.