LIQUID COATING BASICS

Liquid Coating

Is Lean and Green Possible in the Finishing World?

Is it possible to be both lean and green in the finishing world? Lean manufacturing says that money spent on resources for any goal other than the creation of value is wasteful and should be eliminated.
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Electroplating

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.
#plating #pollutioncontrol #basics

Liquid Coating

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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Parts Cleaning

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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Electroplating

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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Electrocoating

NASF REPORT: Is EPA Playing Dirty With Chromium Data?

NASF’s Jeff Hannapel and Christian Richter point to major flaws, bad precedent in EPA chromium air rule. NASF leaders have submitted a 100-page package of comments to the EPA in response to the agency’s proposed rule for chromium finishing operations.
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Pollution Control

EPA One Step Closer to Finalizing New Emission Standards

Attorney and environmental expert Anthony Giuliani explains the EPA's new chromium rules due in 2012, which would amend the existing National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants Emissions for hard and decorative chromium electroplating and chromium anodizing tanks by lowering the existing NESHAP limits for both existing and new sources.
#plating #sustainability #pollutioncontrol

Pollution Control

EPA vs. NASF: The Continental Divide

EPA official attends NASF Washington Forum to speak on chromium rule and flawed data.
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Parts Cleaning

An Introduction to Cyclic Corrosion Testing

A more realistic way to perform salt spray tests.
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