NASF Releases Public Policy Update for May 2021
The National Association for Surface Finishing has released its monthly Policy Update, summarizing some of the pertinent regulatory developments and new announcements from the month of May.
The National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) Government Affairs team has released an update regarding its engagement during the month of May on an array of new rules and initiatives from Washington D.C. The current administration’s climate change initiative is rolling out, finishers and manufacturers broadly are sounding the alarm on worker availability, and Capitol Hill leaders are jockeying with the White House on both the size of an infrastructure bill as well as whether one can get done at all this year.
The update includes the following stories:
- EPA ramps up regulatory efforts on PFAS
- OSHA’s emergency COVID workplace standard is at the White House for approval
- California advances phase-out of hexavalent chromium
- NASF leaders brief EPA on N-Propyl Bromide rule and Europe on Nickel Coatings
- Form R Toxics Reporting is expanding to include Environmental Justice considerations
This update is courtesy of the National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF). For more information or to become a member, visit nasf.org.
Corrosion Resistance of High-Phosphorus Electroless Nickel with a Lower Coefficient of Friction, Nanoparticle Codeposition Electroless Nickel Layer
This paper is a peer-reviewed and edited version of a presentation delivered at NASF SUR/FIN 2013 in Rosemont, Ill., on June 11, 2013.
The Behavior of Intermetallic Compounds in Aluminum during Sulfuric Acid Anodizing Part 2: Al-Cu, Al-Mg, Al-Si, Al-Ti, Al-Fe-Si, Al-Zn-Mg Alloys
The 1971 Carl E. Huessner Gold Medal Award was given to J. Cote and co-workers for the Best Paper appearing in Plating or the AES Technical Proceedings in 1970. Actually a two-part paper beginning in 1969, the second installment of the paper from 1970 is republished here in a series on the AES/AESF/NASF Best Paper Awards. Their work presents very important work on how the anodizing process reacts with the other materials alloyed in with commercial aluminum grades.
NASF and its member companies have a long history of environmental stewardship, especially when it comes to PFAS.