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Starts in Cape Town on Aug 20, 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 more ….  

Effluent Treatment Two Day Seminars


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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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.

Effluent Seminar MetFinDetail

September 23rd sees the doors open at the NEC in Birmingham to the Surface World Show.

Now in it's 20th year, the Surface World Show is one of the longest standing events held in the UK for the surface finishing industry.

The exhibition is the UK’s only international event dedicated to the surface treatment, product finishing and coatings industry. It provides a major showcase for the very latest technology and developments in this important and expanding area.

Brand new for 2015:

Two open-plan forums with presentations from industry-leading end-users, manufacturers and technical specialists, including Rolls-Royce, BMW, JCB, 3M, Honeywell, The University of Oxford and many more.

For more information, costs and stand availability, contact Nigel Bean, Sales Director, Hill Media Ltd.

Phone: +44(0)1442 826826.

Click here to visit the Surface World Website.

Pavilion 1, NEC, Birmingham. Sept 23 - 24, 2015

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