#SUSTAINABILITY

Powder Coating

Innovakote Receives Grant to Promote Recycling Powder Coating

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced the award of $273,000 to Innovakote toward recycling 5 million lbs. of excess powder coating discarded each year in West Michigan.

Anodizing

AMP Completes Evironmental Upgrades to Anodizing Operation

All Metals Processing has announced that it has completed the installation of environmental upgrades to its anodizing operation.

Electroplating

Rhodium Prices Rally in Response to Clean Air Legislation

Environmental legislation increases the demand for rhodium, a precious metal used in electroplating as well as catalytic converters.

Liquid Coating

HMG Paints Launches Next-Generation Colorants

HMG Paints has launched its next-generation colorants, which it says offer improved color quality, performance and environmental sustainability.

Video: An Interview with Emily Peck, Laboratory Manager

Emily Peck of MicroCare was on Products Finishing's 40 Under 40 list for 2020. She spoke with managing editor Jenny Rush about sustainability, career goals and advice.

MacDermid Launches Environmental Solutions Business

MacDermid Envio Solutions will focus on helping customers profitably reduce their environmental impact through proprietary water treatments and materials recycling solutions.

Kontek Ion Exchange Systems Deionize Water for Recycling

The Rekon's applications include raw water purification, softening and deionization, wastewater recovery and recycling, polishing and targeted ion recovery.

Midwest Air Products to Display Range of Pollution-Control Products

Products are designed to solve environmental control problems and include corrosion-resistant PVC air pollution control equipment.

Electroplating

Veolia Water Technologies Helps Optimize Resources

Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to industry sustainability.

US Ecology Provides Green Solutions for Finishing Shops

US Ecology uses specialized recycling methods such as recovering metals from liquids and solids.

Parts Cleaning

BHC's Range of Precision Cleaning Solutions Designed for Sustainability

BHC's Aquavantage aqueous detergents enable improved parts cleaning and degreasing, broad material compatibility and is said to reduce costs.

Powder Coating

Sherwin-Williams Launches Powdura ECO Coatings Using Recycled Plastic

Sherwin-Williams has launched a line of powder coatings that uses a polyester resin comprised of 25% pre-consumer recycled plastic (rPET). 

Electroplating

Cyanide-Free Silver Plating Process Meets Environmental Responsibility Standards

Technic’s new cyanide-free silver plating process addresses the global demand for an environmentally-safe, high-performance silver process.  

NASF Update on EPA Enforcement Discretion Policy for Coronavirus Pandemic

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a policy memorandum indicating that it will exercise enforcement discretion for any non-compliance that may result from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Electroplating

ECS Environmental Solutions Acquires KCH Engineered Systems and Heil Engineered Process Equipment

Combined entity focuses on meeting odor and air pollution control needs of both municipal and industrial customers.

Mechanical Finishing

Benefits of Recycling Vibratory Finishing Effluent

Recycling vibratory wastewater can be very advantageous and cost effective, says Dean Bell of Precision Finishing, but only if done properly.

Electroplating

Dynatect Roll-Up ChemTank Cover Reduces Heat Loss, Evaporation

Tank covers designed to to improve efficiency, productivity and environmental conformance.

Electroplating

California Issues Mandatory PFAS Testing Requirements for Chrome Plating Facilities

California State Water Resources Control Board issued order requiring mandatory environmental assessment at 271 chrome plating facilities.

Electroplating

Steps to Take Control of Wastewater Treatment

Finishing operations should consider their environmental impact and other motivating factors, beyond mere compliance.

Powder Coating

Midwest Finishing Offers Custom-Engineered Systems

Products include pretreatment washers, dry-off and cure ovens, environmental rooms and conveyance systems.

Liquid Coating

How Phosphates Impact Your Discharge

Phosphate conversion coatings are used to impart corrosion resistance, lubricity or to serve as a base layer for subsequent coatings. Hubbard-Hall’s Robin Deal explains their environmental impact. 

Powder Coating

Axalta Receives Ducks Unlimited Award

The award recognizes corporations from the United States, Canada or Mexico that have made contributions to wetlands conservation and environmental stewardship.

Electroplating

PFAS and the Surface Finishing Industry

NASF and its member companies have a long history of environmental stewardship, especially when it comes to PFAS.

Liquid Coating

Dürr Acquires Babcock & Wilcox's Environmental Business

Germany-based Dürr has completed the acquisition of the industrial environmental technology businesses of U.S. company Babcock & Wilcox, which provide air pollution and noise control technologies.

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