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May 11 - 13, 2015
Poly World Trade Centre, Guangzhou
The 11th Guangzhou (China) International Surface Finishing, Electroplating and Coating
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Issue 24 of S A Metal Finisher is now in planning for distribution during August
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via our website ensuring that the actively managed list of addresses to which S A
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12 - 16 MAY 2015 PALAZZO DEGLI AFFARI FLORENCE - ITALY
9th World Congress on Aluminium
TWO DAY EFFLUENT TREATMENT SEMINAR STARTS IN KZN APRIL 23
As effluent treatment and resource conservation are not considered to be core functions
related to production, managers often do not devote the time or effort to research
the subject. Consequently money is wasted, risks are taken, rules are broken and
opportunities to reduce operational costs through resource conservation are missed.
These seminars address a wide range of issues related to effluent treatment and resource
conservation, putting all the right people together in the right place at the right
From operators who are in a position to use in-house facilities to effect necessary
changes, to those that simply want to appreciate the issues clearly, this course
is tailor made to address all the important aspects.
Seminar 1 is also Session 4 of our revised Electroplating Theory and Practice course,
and the follow on Seminar 2 follows is scheduled 28 days later. Click here to learn
NEW POST ON OUR QUESTIONS PAGE
I’m looking for some tips on silver and cadmium plating. I’m trying to plate cadmium
and silver on fasteners. The first problem is related to silver. We plate the silver
on every part of the screws except the top of the thread (major place). I haven’t
I’m using a barrel plating system. Its steps are: electrolytic, pre nickel, nickel,
pre silver, silver. I used sand blasting to prepare my surface, then alkaline cleaning.
Do you have any idea why there is not any silver on top of the thread?
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