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.
ECS Environmental Solutions, KCH Engineered Systems and Heil Engineered Process Equipment have combined to meet the odor and air pollution control needs of both municipal and industrial customers. ECS designs and manufactures odor control systems for the municipal wastewater market, while KCH and Heil design and manufacture air pollution control systems for industrial markets. The combined organization provides a suite of fiberglass and thermoplastic products, including chemical scrubbers, biological systems, carbon adsorption systems, NSF-certified degasifiers, AMCA-certified exhaust fans and blowers, mist eliminators and corrosion-resistant ducting to meet the challenges of air pollution control needs.
Because of the negative environmental and health effects related to chromium, finishers are looking for a replacement. Composite electroless nickel coatings may be one solution…
Emerging technologies can save energy, ease environmental concerns
Corrosion and appearance requirements for plated steel parts continue to increase, while at the same time ever more restrictive environmental regulations are being put into place. As if these hurdles are not challenging enough for both process suppliers and applicators, there exists the compelling directive to reduce costs. Much of this is initially introduced by the European automotive industry, but then quickly spreads to automakers worldwide and to most other industries. In the field of zinc plating, the focus is on the protective conversion coatings and top coats that are applied to the zinc deposit. This paper examines the advantages of new cobalt-free technology as well as what is on the horizon regarding future requirements and regulations for zinc plating.