NASF/AESF Foundation Research Project #121: Development of a Sustainability Metrics System and a Technical Solution Method for Sustainable Metal Finishing: 1st Quarterly Report
This report (1) introduces the new project and (2) covers the first quarter of project work (April-June 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.
Arlington Plating Co., known for plating and anodizing, joins established partnership between Enameled Steel and Midwestern Rust Proof. The resulting group will provide a robust list of offerings.
The expansion will more than double the company’s current production capacity.
David Epner of Epner Technology discusses the work of the late Stephen Candiloro Jr., a giant in the finishing community who passed away due to the coronavirus in April.
For plating applicators, paraffin residue can cause poor adhesion, delayed blistering or other poor-quality performance of the plated deposit, including poor corrosion resistance. Coventya director of business development Greg Terrell explains how to remove paraffin-based lubricants prior to plating.
LumiShield recently conducted a demonstration of its Lumidize aluminum electroplating process at the 100-gallon scale, signifying the technology’s readiness for production-scale plating.