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the electroplating, e-coating, anodising and powder coating industries. If you have
an interest in metal finishing then this site is for you. Welcome!
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Metal Finishing. Training Updates and KZN group photo added.
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These sustaining members ensure that we are in a financial position to continue to
develop and to support the growth of a strong and responsible metal finishing industry
in RSA. Read more about our membership categories ..
Industrial Spraying Systems
Starts in Johannesburg and Cape Town during July 2015.
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.
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
Electroplating for Supervisors and Senior Operators
Our Electroplating Training course has been designed for the benefit of senior line
operatives as well as supervisory and management staff.
Starts in Gauteng on June 4 and in Cape Town on June 10. If you missed out before,
here is another chance!
Since launching this popular course in 2003, more than 390 trainees have benefited.
Effluent Treatment Two Day Seminars
Issue 24 of S A Metal Finisher is now in planning for distribution during August
We invite you to take advantage of this ideal vehicle to assist with your marketing
efforts in the metal finishing trade. Interested parties continue to request copies
via our website ensuring that the actively managed list of addresses to which S A
Metal Finisher is dispatched reflects individuals and businesses that have a genuine
interest in Metal Finishing.
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Effluent Treatment remains a subject that all metal finishers rate as a concern.
Increasing surveillance by authorities along with steep fines for transgressors have
made it imperative that companies dedicate more attention to the subject. 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 time.
I would like to invite SAMFA experts to solve a problem that many nickel electroplaters
have in Australia.
The problem is that the nickel sulphate level increases with operation until the
user has to dilute the bath to continue satisfactory operation.
There have been many suggestions made here and some proponents have been very definite
but none seem to solve the problem properly:-
-- The problem does not appear with plating on plastics – only plating on steel,
copper or ZBDC
I would welcome comments and reasons from any of your nickel plating or supplier
If you can assist this inquirer, please visit our questions page by clicking here.
NEW QUESTION POSTED ON OUR METAL FINISHING QUESTIONS PAGE
From: Darrell Reeve Environmental Consultant Australasian Institute of Surface Finishing