Pollution Control

The Pollution Control Zone is a library of environmental health and safety issues for the surface finishing industry. From air to water pollution, this site-within-a-site is your ultimate resource for EH&S articles, regulation updates, suppliers and products. 

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.

Surface Finishing Mexico Holds Second Show

Mexican Association for Surface Finishing expects 2,000 visitors.

Experts

Dielectric Testing to Determine Tank Leaks

Goad CEO Curtis Goad suggests using dielectric testing, more commonly known as “spark testing,” to detect pinholes in containment systems.
Experts

How to Combat Roughness in Cyanide Copper Bath

Q. We have been experiencing roughness in our cyanide copper bath. What should we be looking at to fix this? Plating expert Adam Blakeley has the answer. 

Featured Video

Bumper Crop for Valley Chrome

Once an exclusive plating operation, the California company has transformed into one of the largest manufacturers of accessories for the automobile and trucking industry, selling about 50,000 bumpers per year.
INNOVATIONS

Chemical-Resistant Canopy Hoods Capture Fumes

Hemco manufactures a variety of canopy hoods designed to capture and exhaust fumes or steam that are corrosive, heated or of a noxious odor.


Dust Collectors Designed to be Highly Efficient

Tri-Mer Corp. offers wet and dry pollution-control systems, including the Whirl/Wet dust collector, which is said to be 99-percent efficient for a range of applications and micron sizes.