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May 11 - 13, 2015

Poly World Trade Centre, Guangzhou

The 11th Guangzhou (China) International Surface Finishing, Electroplating and Coating Exhibition

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Issue 24 of S A Metal Finisher is now in planning for distribution during August 2014.

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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12 - 16 MAY 2015
PALAZZO DEGLI AFFARI
FLORENCE - ITALY


9th World Congress on Aluminium

TWO DAY EFFLUENT TREATMENT SEMINAR STARTS IN KZN APRIL 23

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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 time.  

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 more ….  

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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 any solution.

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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