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Technical Articles

Technical articles written by NASF member companies are accessible from this page. This is an opportunity for member companies to showcase their technical expertise. The articles will focus on technical, scientific, regulatory, and practical issues for the finishing industry. Example topics include new chemistries, processes or equipment; regulatory compliance (e.g., pollution prevention, wastewater treatment, OSHA); sustainability; and maintenance/best practices to promote efficiencies.

For more information or to submit an article, contact: Annika Mikkelsen (

January 2018

Tri-Chrome in Hard Chrome. Adam Blakeley, MacDermid Enthone.

February 2018

The Technical History of the Metal Finishing Rectifier. George Viola BSEE from American Plating Power

March 2018

Nickel Anode Forms and Their Use. Jeff Brassard, GM Palm Commodities International, LLC.

April 2018

Preventing Tank Catastrophes. Curtis Goad, Goad Company

May 2018

Maximizing the Capacity of Existing Finishing Lines. Mark E. Norton CEF, CAF, PriceWalgren a division of George Koch Sons. A Production Capacity Tool is a downloadable file associated with this article.

Adhesion. Matt Schario, Director of Technical Services, Columbia Chemical

June 2018

The Impact of Rectification from a Metal Finisher’s Perspective. Fredrik Walldal, Managing Director of KraftPowercon, Inc & Felipe Atti Dos Santos, Industrial Manager of Cromofix Cromo Duro Ltda.





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