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Charlie Cook Speaking at Virtual NASF Washington Forum

Charlie Cook Speaking at Virtual NASF Washington Forum
Charlie Cook, non-partisan political analyst, will speak at a special NASF Washington Forum session about the 2020 U.S. Election on September 10.

Online Plating Essentials Course Deadline Approaches

Online Plating Essentials Course Deadline Approaches
NASF and the AESF Foundation are offering a web-based plating essentials course that provides an overview of critical finishing subjects.

NASF To Host Virtual Forum Reviewing EPA's Evaluation of PFAS

NASF To Host Virtual Forum Reviewing EPA's Evaluation of PFAS
The July 28 webinar will discuss the EPA’s current review of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) compounds.

Cultivating the Next Generation of Finishing Industry Leaders
As a generation of experienced coaters and finishers look toward retirement, new leaders are beginning to emerge. Training, education, support and encouragement for new talent is crucial for the future of manufacturing.

NASF Releases PFAS Sampling and Analysis Plan

NASF Releases PFAS Sampling and Analysis Plan
New Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) includes the best practices for collecting and analyzing PFAS samples from surface finishing operations.  

2020 Bright Design Challenge Concludes Virtually

2020 Bright Design Challenge Concludes Virtually
The Metal Finishing Association of California has completed the 10th year of the Bright Design Program with the Pasadena College of Design, this year conducting the final presentations online to allow for social distancing during the coronavirus crisis.

NASF SUR/FIN 2020 Attendee Registration Now Open

NASF SUR/FIN 2020 Attendee Registration Now Open
Surface finishers can now register to attend SUR/FIN 2020.

NASF Report June 2016: EPA—Zicronization is Covered by Metal Finishing ELG
The agency says that wastewater generated by the zirconium oxide process is subject to the Metal Finishing Effluent Limitation Guidelines.

NASF Report May 2016: The Surface Technology Environmental Resource Center
NASF and its foundation partner with National Center for Manufacturing Science to better coordinate regulatory and ethical guidance for finishers.

Jeff Hannapel

NASF Joins Over 100 Industry Associations to Support Federal TSCA Reform
AAI is a coalition that includes a range of chemical manufacturers, processors and distributors, as well as downstream users in the value chain.

Christian Richter

NASF: EPA Releases More Stringent Definition of Solid Waste Regulation
The new revisions state that the recycling of secondary materials can occur only if specific regulatory requirements are met.

Navy Seal Robert O'Neill Headlines NASF Mid-West Seminar in Michigan June 26-28

Navy Seal Robert O'Neill Headlines NASF Mid-West Seminar in Michigan June 26-28
Team Leader on the Naval Special Warfare Development Group will be the featured speaker at Boyne Highlands Resort in Harbor Springs, Michigan, an event sponsored by the NASF Michigan Chapter.

NASF Washington Forum Covers Upcoming Rules, Regulations

NASF Washington Forum Covers Upcoming Rules, Regulations
Platers hear about new regulations, upcoming rules and visit with their Congressional representatives on Capital Hill.

NASF: OSHA Proposes New Workplace Exposure Standard for Respirable Crystalline Silica
Proposed rule would establish a new PEL of 50 μg/m3 with an action level 25 μg/m3 calculated as an eight-hour time-weighted average for general industry, half of the current standard

NASF: OSHA’s GHS HazCom Rule
OSHA’s implementation of the Globally Harmonized System deadline for the first round of regulations fell on Dec. 1, 2013.

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Industry Groups Challenge European REACH on Chromium Trioxide
challenge alleges that the commission erred in its assessment of chromium trioxide for authorization and failed to provide an exemption for the continued use of it and other related compounds in the surface coatings industry.

NASF SUR/FIN Manufacturing & Technology Tradeshow & Conference Selects New Cleveland Convention Center

NASF SUR/FIN Manufacturing & Technology Tradeshow & Conference Selects New Cleveland Convention Center
The conference is expected to welcome more than 1,200 convention attendees to Cleveland for an intense, three-day conference that includes industry speakers, tradeshow displays and social events.

Wayne State Engineering Professor Wins NASF Award

Wayne State Engineering Professor Wins NASF Award
Yinlun Huang awarded the 2013 National Association for Surface Finishing’s Scientific Achievement Award.

Nickel Regulation and NASF Action
The NASF continues to work closely on advocacy efforts to ensure that U.S. and global regulatory bodies make responsible and scientifically-informed decisions on materials uses for a range of coatings processes.

NASF SUR/FIN to Host Global Manufacturing Panel

NASF SUR/FIN to Host Global Manufacturing Panel
Panel will include manufacturing experts from the United Kingdom, Singapore, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, China and Canada.

SUR/FIN Preview: Old School, Chicago Style
As we head to the Windy City for NASF’s SUR/FIN 2013, let’s take a look at some of the oldest continuous plating operations in Chicagoland.

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