LIQUID COATING BASICS

Pollution Control

EPA Issues Chromium Air Rule, Despite NASF Meeting With White House Officials

The U.S. EPA signed the final chromium electroplating air rule Aug. 15 after it was finally cleared by the White House; the NASF says it might take the matter to court to overturn the rule.
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Electroplating

EHS Q&A: Waste Treatment for Paint Stripping

Q. We will be using concentrated sulfuric acid to strip e-coatings from reject metal parts ... Unfortunately, our only outlet for discharge of this waste is to a nearby storm drain, and we know that we will need to remove the paint sludge and color and to neutralize the pH before discharge. Can you advise?
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Electroplating

NASF Sues EPA Over Hex Chromium Rules

Sierra Club also sues the EPA over the same National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants rules for plating industry; NASF's two court actions include a petition for judicial review of the ruling in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and a request for reconsideration of the rule with EPA.
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Pollution Control

More Environmental Cases are Going Criminal

Surface finishers and others operating in industries highly regulated by federal, state and local environmental protection agencies have seen an increase in the number of violations that have escalated from administrative notices of violations and fines, or even civil penalties, to criminal prosecutions
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Liquid Coating

New Chromium Electroplating Housekeeping Requirements

Alert for Platers: Your Deadline is March 19, 2013 as EPA finalized the residual risk and technology review for the national emission standards for hazardous air pollutants (NESHAP) for hard and decorative chromium electroplating and chromium anodizing tanks under 40 CFR Part 63
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Pollution Control

Paint Stripping Waste Disposal

In response to a question in the September 2012 column regarding the disposal of waste from paint stripping, one reader recommends purchase of a stripping oven, used to strip products and paint racks.
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Electrocoating

Guarding Against Counterfeit Parts

We have been doing a lot of defense work lately and are concerned about counterfeit parts. How can we protect ourselves?
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Liquid Coating

Preventing Soil Contamination is Good Business For Witt Lining Systems

Manufactures flexible PVC liners used for corrosion resistance in process tanks, storage tanks, vats, sumps, pits and containment areas.
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Liquid Coating

California Proposes Nation’s First Drinking Water Standard for Hexavalent Chromium

Proposed regulations set the maximum contaminant level for chromium-6 in drinking water at 10 parts per billion, five times less than the current total chromium standard of 50 ppb, which includes both trivalent chromium (chromium-3) and chromium-6.
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Liquid Coating

Is Your Electroplating Waste Hazardous?

Some that bears precious metals is, and there are a host of regulations to consider when recycling.
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