ANODIZING BASICS

Liquid Coating

Testing for Effectiveness of Aluminum Sheet Cleaning

Question: We are currently using a dyne solution as well as water break test to determine the effectiveness of our aluminum sheet cleaning.
#pollutioncontrol #basics

Electroplating

Aluminum Anodizing

Types of anodizing, processes, equipment selection and tank construction.
#basics

Liquid Coating

Meeting the Critical Cleaning Challenge

Today’s parts cleaning industry faces numerous challenges that can make the selection of an effective critical cleaning system difficult
#basics

Electrocoating

Are Ionic Liquids Right for Your Parts Cleaning Job?

Ionic liquids have also been considered for parts cleaning applications because of their negligible vapor pressure, high thermal and electrochemical stability, and low melting points of less than 100°C.
#vacuum-vapor #basics

Electrocoating

NASF REPORT: Is EPA Playing Dirty With Chromium Data?

NASF’s Jeff Hannapel and Christian Richter point to major flaws, bad precedent in EPA chromium air rule. NASF leaders have submitted a 100-page package of comments to the EPA in response to the agency’s proposed rule for chromium finishing operations.
#pollutioncontrol #basics #nasf

Electroplating

NASF Sues EPA Over Hex Chromium Rules

Sierra Club also sues the EPA over the same National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants rules for plating industry; NASF's two court actions include a petition for judicial review of the ruling in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and a request for reconsideration of the rule with EPA.
#pollutioncontrol #basics #nasf

Anodizing

More Environmental Cases are Going Criminal

Surface finishers and others operating in industries highly regulated by federal, state and local environmental protection agencies have seen an increase in the number of violations that have escalated from administrative notices of violations and fines, or even civil penalties, to criminal prosecutions
#pollutioncontrol #basics #masking

Mechanical Finishing

Guarding Against Counterfeit Parts

We have been doing a lot of defense work lately and are concerned about counterfeit parts. How can we protect ourselves?
#pollutioncontrol #basics #military

Electroplating

Preventing Soil Contamination is Good Business For Witt Lining Systems

Manufactures flexible PVC liners used for corrosion resistance in process tanks, storage tanks, vats, sumps, pits and containment areas.
#pollutioncontrol #basics

Powder Coating

80 Years Helping Finishers

Our readers share how Products Finishing has helped their careers as the magazine celebrates its 80th year covering the finishing industry.
#curing #pollutioncontrol #basics