NASF/AESF Foundation Research Project #121: Development of a Sustainability Metrics System and a Technical Solution Method for Sustainable Metal Finishing: 2nd Quarterly Report
This report covers the second quarter of project work (July-September 2020) on this project at Wayne State University in Detroit. The objective is to help metal finishing plants to conduct a self-managed sustainability assessment and identify technical solutions for sustainability performance improvement. The reader is invited to contact Dr. Huang in identifying plating shops willing to participate in this program.
Environmental legislation increases the demand for rhodium, a precious metal used in electroplating as well as catalytic converters.
HMG Paints has launched its next-generation colorants, which it says offer improved color quality, performance and environmental sustainability.
MacDermid Envio Solutions will focus on helping customers profitably reduce their environmental impact through proprietary water treatments and materials recycling solutions.
The Rekon's applications include raw water purification, softening and deionization, wastewater recovery and recycling, polishing and targeted ion recovery.
Products are designed to solve environmental control problems and include corrosion-resistant PVC air pollution control equipment.
Group designs and provides water, waste and energy management solutions that contribute to industry sustainability.
AerSale recently installed a modular cadmium electroplating line from Ronatec C2C. The new line boasts a complete water recycling system, closed-loop wastewater treatment and an efficient dual microboiler system.
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US Ecology uses specialized recycling methods such as recovering metals from liquids and solids.
BHC's Aquavantage aqueous detergents enable improved parts cleaning and degreasing, broad material compatibility and is said to reduce costs.
Sherwin-Williams has launched a line of powder coatings that uses a polyester resin comprised of 25% pre-consumer recycled plastic (rPET).
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.
Combined entity focuses on meeting odor and air pollution control needs of both municipal and industrial customers.
Recycling vibratory wastewater can be very advantageous and cost effective, says Dean Bell of Precision Finishing, but only if done properly.
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.
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Tank covers designed to to improve efficiency, productivity and environmental conformance.
California State Water Resources Control Board issued order requiring mandatory environmental assessment at 271 chrome plating facilities.
Finishing operations should consider their environmental impact and other motivating factors, beyond mere compliance.
Products include pretreatment washers, dry-off and cure ovens, environmental rooms and conveyance systems.
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.
Technic’s new cyanide-free silver plating process addresses the global demand for an environmentally-safe, high-performance silver process.
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NASF and its member companies have a long history of environmental stewardship, especially when it comes to PFAS.
Exhibit zones include Electroplating and Finishing Technology, Environmental, Safety and Protection, and Coating Applications and Coating Products.
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.
Midwest Finishing Systems offers custom-engineered systems including pretreatment washers, dry-off and cure ovens, environmental rooms, and conveyance systems.
Henkel offers a variety of Bonderite process solutions for the metal coil industry, specially formulated for high-speed and continuous operation of manufacturing lines, as well as greater cost-efficiency and sustainability.
The Renegade I-Series RTOcarousel parts washer is designed for precision cleaning and drying of industrial components without solvents, resulting in lower environmental impact, increased automation and reduced labor costs.