U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument on WOTUS

Stakeholders looking to Supreme Court for much-needed clarity on the definition of waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act.

NASF Releases October 2022 Policy Update

The National Association for Surface Finishing has released a Policy Update, summarizing some of the pertinent regulatory developments and new announcements from the month of October.

BASF Receives PEP Environmental Stewardship Award

This award honors BASF for its stewardship and aims to inspire more businesses to be environmentally conscious and responsible.

Powder Coating

Arkema Aims to Improve Recycling of Powder Coatings

Arkema joins a consortium of companies pledged to exploring the recyclability of postconsumer PET plastics.

Parts Cleaning

Episode 24: An Interview With Keith Jacobs, CEO, ElectraMet

Keith Jacobs, CEO of wastewater solutions provider ElectraMet, discusses the company’s approach and the latest sustainability trends for wastewater treatment.

Powder Coating

Powder Coatings Brand Supports Major Sustainability Push

Interpon partners with British brand ESSE as the company moves from enamel processes to powder coatings for its electric-powered cookers.

Powder Coating

AkzoNobel Rebrands and Revitalizes Interpon

AkzoNobel invites businesses to 'join the powder revolution' with its rebranding of its Interpon brand.

Liquid Coating

PPG Earns R&D 100 Awards for Antimicrobial, Antiviral Paints

The award-winning coatings from PPG continuously kill viruses and bacteria, including the virus responsible for COVID-19.

NASF Releases July 2022 Policy Update

The National Association for Surface Finishing has released a Policy Update, summarizing some of the pertinent regulatory developments and new announcements from the month of July.

EPA Criticized for Ignoring Environmental Justice Concerns in PFAS Strategic Roadmap

EPA’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) claims the agency has failed to address adequately environmental justice concerns associated with PFAS in an effort to avoid another crisis similar to the lead in Flint, MI drinking water.

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EnviroServe Acquires Clark Environmental

Ownership of Clark Environmental’s facility and associated operations is said to enhance EnviroServe’s environmental service capabilities.

Dynapower Expands Commitment to Sustainability

Dynapower leverages clean energy focus to better serve metal finishing customer base.

Axalta Commits to Reducing Emissions 50% by 2030

The company has also made 10 new sustainability commitments for 2030, including a commitment to produce sustainability benefits from 80% of Axalta's new product developments.

Liquid Coating

AERO Technology Exterior Finish Featured on Land Rover Defender

AERO Sustainable Material Technology finishes reportedly offer a durable finish with self-healing properties and reduced environmental impact. 

NASF Releases Public Policy Update for December 2021

The National Association for Surface Finishing has released its monthly Policy Update, summarizing some of the pertinent regulatory developments and new announcements from the month of December.

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Hubbard-Hall Claims 2021 Top Workplaces Award

Hearst Media Services names Hubbard-Hall a winner of the Fairfield, New Haven & Litchfield County Top Workplaces 2021 Award.

NASF/AESF Foundation Research Project #121: Development of a Sustainability Metrics System and a Technical Solution Method for Sustainable Metal Finishing: 5th Quarterly Report

The NASF Research Board has funded a research grant at Wayne State University on sustainability in the surface finishing industry, under the direction of Professor Yinlun Huang.  The objective of the work is to create a surface-finishing-specific sustainability metrics system to measure economic, environmental and social sustainability.  In this report, he describes how such a tool can work to benefit our industry.  The reader is invited to contact Dr. Huang in identifying plating shops willing to participate in this program; it is not too late.

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Brown and Caldwell Employee Recognized

Water Environment Federation recognizes Brown and Caldwell senior associate engineer Pono Hanson with young professionals award.


Holistic Approach to Final E-Coat Rinse Operations

New final rinse technology optimizes ecoat process, reduces cost and improves sustainability.

EPA to Set New PFAS Discharge Limits

EPA to Set New Federal Wastewater Discharge Standards for PFAS in Surface Finishing Operations.

MacDermid Enthone Highlights Sustainability-Focused Etching Process

SUR/FIN 2021 exhibitor MacDermid Enthone showcases its Evolve plating process, a chromium-free etch process specifically designed for supply chain sustainability.

Parts Cleaning

Magneto Special Anodes from Evoqua Highlights Range of Titanium-Based Technology

SUR/FIN 2021 exhibitor Magneto Special Anodes from Evoqua manufactures inert, Titanium-based anodes that are designed to be long-lasting while minimizing environmental impact.

Parts Cleaning

Portable Ion Exchange Program and Automated Recycling Systems

Portable ion exchange columns eliminate the need to store or handle chemicals

Parts Cleaning

Fume Suppressant for Hexavalent Chromium Plating Solutions

Help reduce environmental emissions, exposure and contamination without sacrificing plating efficiency.

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