ELECTROPLATING BASICS

Electroplating

Nickel Electroplating

Applications, plating solutions, brighteners, good operating practices and troubleshooting.
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Electroplating

Recovery/Recycling Methods for Metal Finishers

A guide to lowering pollution and recovering valuable process constituents.
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Parts Cleaning

Stripping of Plated Finishes

The processes, chemicals and equipment, plus control and troubleshooting.
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Pollution Control

In-House Blackening of Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals

Process satisfies customers’ shipping requirements while meeting stricter water regulations in times of drought.
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Pollution Control

The EPA’s Common Sense Initiative and Its Legacy on the Finishing Industry

The Common Sense Initiative was the centerpiece of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s much-touted regulatory reinvention in 1994. Called a “bold experiment,” the EPA developed the Common Sense Initiative to address claims that its regulatory process had become burdensome, inefficient and costly.
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Liquid Coating

Guys Like Ray Lucas Make A Shining Example

Having the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency show up at your front door on a Monday morning is never a good sign—kind of like Mike Wallace and a 60 Minutes crew, or maybe even your in-laws. But Ray Lucas and his employees at Valley Chrome Plating in Clovis, Calif., just didn’t see it that way.
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Electroplating

NASF Washington Forum Features Ex-EPA Chief Carol Browner As Speaker

As the longest-serving EPA Administrator, Browner worked closely with the surface finishing industry during the Clinton Administration on the Metal Finishing "Strategic Goals" Program. She most recently served as an assistant to President Obama and director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy.
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Pollution Control

NASF Says EPA Chromium Air Rules Have Major Flaws

Claims EPA Used Data from 'Phantom Facilities'
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Vacuum/Vapor Coating

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.
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Parts Cleaning

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
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