Metal Chem Celebrates Grand Opening of New Facility

Metal Chem is celebrating the grand opening of its new primary location in Greenville, S.C. This facility drastically expands Metal Chem’s production and R&D capacity.


Rhodium Prices Rally in Response to Clean Air Legislation

Environmental legislation increases the demand for rhodium, a precious metal used in electroplating as well as catalytic converters.


In Memorium: Harold G. Jacklin, FM Callahan & Son Inc.

Harold G. Jacklin, owner of FM Callahan & Son Inc. passed away on January 6, 2021 at the age of 87. 


Plating Systems & Technologies Changes Hands

Plating Systems & Technologies has changed presidents, with David Rochester purchasing the business from founder Tom Rochester. Tom will remain as CTO.


Gold's Many Uses

Over many years, AESF/NASF stalwart Jack Dini contributed a series of fascinating columns to Plating & Surface Finishing, under the title Fact or Fiction?.  What follows is another welcome addition to his output for the NASF.  Here, Jack discusses the many uses for gold, some involving surface finishing, some not.


An Introduction to AESF Research Project #R-122: Electrochemical Approaches to Treatment of PFAS in Plating Wastewater

For 2021, NASF-AESF Foundation Research Board has selected a project on addressing the problem of PFAS and related chemicals in plating wastewater streams, studying PFAS destruction via electrooxidation and electrocoagulation.  This report introduces the project and outlines the work to be undertaken.
#surfin #pollutioncontrol #nasf


Houston Plating & Coatings Eases Difficult EN Application

Houston Plating & Coatings says it has a new, proprietary EN process that, when combined with its new equipment, can plate high-pressure gas cylinders.

Mechanical Finishing

The Daily Grind

Snapshots of the surface finishing industry.
#photofinish #PhotoFinish


Atotech's DynaSmart Plating Line Enhances Efficiency

Atotech’s DynaSmart includes a new automation system that allows the simultaneous movement of several product carriers through different plating tanks.


In Memorium: Tom Lucas, 1953-2020

Thomas Anthony Lucas, CFO and general manager of Valley Chrome Plating Inc. passed away on December 17, 2020 at the age of 67.