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Published: 6/14/2019

Solving the Challenge of Carbonate Buildup in Zinc-Nickel Plating Baths
Plating shop designs a refrigerated drum crystallization method with a flow-through tank that treats a continuous flow of plating bath rather than separate batches.

Published: 1/10/2019

Phosphates: How They Impact Your Discharge
This presentation starts with an overview of the element phosphorus and its uses, which ultimately lead to eutrophication of our water supply.

Published: 1/10/2019

Cyanide Destruction: A New Look at an Age-Old Problem
Cyanide in mining and industrial wastewaters has been around from the beginning, including electroplating processes.  This presentation reviews a number of current processes, and in particular, offers new technologies for improvement in cyanide...

Published: 11/1/2018

Preventing Electroplating Tank Catastrophes in Surface Finishing Operations
About 75 percent of process tank users have reported tank failures. Here’s how to avoid them.

Published: 8/19/2017

Metals Loading Study Supports Milwaukee Finishers' Stand Against Regulations: Then and Now
In July of this year, our NASF Report featured a major success for the surface finishing industry, the results of a 2014-2016 study of wastewater discharged to the POTWs in Milwaukee.  What follows here is the story going back 30...

Published: 7/1/2017

NASF Report: July 2017
NASF releases its Metals Loading Study for Wastewater Discharges and looks at recent federal deregulatory actions impacting surface finishing.

Published: 3/27/2017

Southern California Platers Facing Lower Air Emission Standards
MFASC meeting with the South Coast Air Quality Management District over proposed lower emission levels for hexavalent chromium.

Published: 3/1/2017

Surface Finishing Mexico Holds Second Show
Mexican Association for Surface Finishing expects 2,000 visitors.

Published: 2/1/2017

2017 Hall of Fame Inductees
Frederick Gumm, John Horner, Dr. Leslie Lancy, John Lindstedt and Milt Stevenson Sr. were elected by a panel for their contributions to the surface finishing industry.

Published: 2/1/2017

Pretreatment Change Eases Wastewater Headaches
OMG Roofing Products gets help with wastewater treatment.